Liebster Awards and the blogs that I love!

Last night I was notified that I had been nominated for a “Liebster Award” by Autism Mom. First and foremost I’d like to thank Autism Mom for including my blog in her list of nominations. I enjoy reading her blog everyday and I am honored that she takes the time to read and comment on mine....more


DC’s reactions are not always immediate. Due to these delayed reactions, it is not always easy for me to figure out just what is going on or what the problem might be....more

My autistic kid won't be the reason yours ends up with measles.

Let me preface this by saying that I am fairly liberal.  I am pro-choice.  I voted for Obama.  I am a firm supporter of same-sex marriages.  I believe that everyone should have access to affordable health care.  But what I don't and won't accept is the anti-vaccination movement....more

Bill Nye the Friendly Guy: Scientist makes a dream come true for Superfan with Autism

Consider the following: Michael de Groot is a middle school student who wants to be a scientist and talks constantly about his idol, Bill Nye. He never thought that one day he would be able to actually meet Bill in person. Michael thinks Bill is smart and funny, and he regularly uses phrases from the “Bill Nye the Science Guy” show in conversation. Michael is so enthusiastic about science that his parents often have to remind him that his bedroom is not the best place to conduct experiments....more

Hate is NOT for Humans: The Tweet Heard Round the World

Kenji Goto, a journalist from Japan, lost his life last week. The killing was shown by ISIS as a tool to propagate hate and to use terror as a means to power and revenge. Goto tweeted regularly about his stories in the region. He chose to search for his friend, Haruna Yukawa. Yukawa was also murdered. ...more


Normal Just Doesn't Exist

Dark and very cold, I helped hoist my son into the back of the van. His mittens too large for his hands, he fumbled with getting a grip on anything to hold. A few houses down, a man was walking his small dog. We were going home from basketball practice. It was a school night. I'd have preferred to stay on the couch watching movie. This night, my son challenged me from the moment we left home. ...more

“This is mine” –just one more thing to file under “Things I should know by now”

Last week DC and I went out for frozen yogurt. Normally DC gets the “Bucket Size” with as many toppings as he can fit, hot fudge and whipped cream. I usually get the smaller size, no toppings and I throw mine on the scale quickly to see how much it weighs so I can track my points. I have to admit that most of the flavors all taste the same to me, but a treat is a treat especially if it works with point-tracking....more