Ellie DeLano

Ellie DeLano is a parenting and relationship blogger, a full-time working autism Mom, freelance article writer and published author. You can read her Divorce Diaries blog on WomansDay.com, and her parenting blog is SingleMomtism.com. You can usually find Ellie slogging her way through the world of single parenting, mid-life dating and reinventing her life with a pop-tart in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

My Blogs

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Life, it seems is moving forward.Oh, don't get me wrong, it always has been. Even when I've dug in my heels and let it drag me, it still goes on. Even when you feel like you're not moving towards anything, it still goes on.The kids get older and I get older and I pass the anniversary of my marriage ending or a job beginning, and I keep looking.I keep looking, because, like U2, I still haven't found what I'm looking for.But here's the difference now ....more

My Son Had A Fever, So We Had A Conversation

My son was sick on Tuesday. Oh, it was nothing traumatic - a simple virus that stuffed his sinuses and gave him a cough, and along with that came the fever.The school nurse clocked him in at a respectable 103.6 degrees Fahrenheit, so I left work and he left school. And once I settled him in the car, I got to talk to my son.Read more » ...more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday - Attack Of The Killer Eyebrows

This was too good not to share:21 Girls Who Don't Know What Eyebrows Are Supposed To Look Like.Enjoy. Just try not to shudder when you close your eyes tonight ....more

Two Middle School Boys Were Making Fun Of My Son, So I Became An Angry, Snapping Autism Mom

Saturday was quite the day.My daughter Anna just celebrated a milestone birthday, and to mark the occasion, I took her, her brother and her best friend to an indoor waterpark for the day. We closed the place down, and took our tired and hungry selves off to a big chain buffet-style restaurant that happened to be across the street for dinner....more

Two Middle School Boys Were Making Fun Of My Son, So I Became An Angry, Snapping Autism Mom

Saturday was quite the day.My daughter Anna just celebrated a milestone birthday, and to mark the occasion, I took her, her brother and her best friend to an indoor waterpark for the day. We closed the place down, and took our tired and hungry selves off to a big chain buffet-style restaurant that happened to be across the street for dinner.The hostess seated us at a table next to two boys who were around Anna’s age - probably no more than 14. David was sitting next to me facing them and they were laughing at him and making fun of him because he was acting sort of goofy ....more

April Is Autism Awareness Month, So Let Me Tell You About My Kid - The One Without Autism

Hi Everyone. This is my daughter, Anna. She's thirteen years old today. Thirteen is a big birthday, don't you think?...more

April Is Autism Awareness Month, So Let Me Tell You About My Kid - The One Without The Autism

Hi Everyone. This is my daughter, Anna. She's thirteen years old today ....more