Autism Post Roundup: Add Your Best Posts

April is Autism Awareness Month, and what better way to understand autism than through your words?  Blog posts can give readers a panoramic view of the experience since autism differs from person to person.  We've created a roundup of posts on BlogHer and personal blogs in case you missed them the first time.  They'll take you from hope to frustration and back again.  They bring in all the members of the family and the community.  And they provide a rallying cry to make this month about more than just awareness. ...more
This funny classroom story is a nice break from all the serious stuff on autism :) I wrote it a ... more

10 Surprises About the First Few Days After You Have a Baby

Childbirth classes were something I didn’t consider to be optional when I was pregnant. With my Type A personality and the fact that I am someone who would always rather know the ugly truth than a pleasant lie, you’d better believe I was in that class with pen in hand, taking notes. Plus I was pregnant with twins, so I was already at Terror Alert Level Orange. ...more
This is fantastic; I knowingly LMAO. One thing you didn't mention (that happened to me) was no ... more

Are We Obligated to Take Care of Our Parents One Day?

I read a post today from a blogger who wrote about one day possibly needing to care for her adult child with disabilities. She herself is disabled, and her mother doesn't offer her much support, which hurts her. She feels that parenting doesn't end when one's children become adults (especially if they become disabled) and that her mother should be helping her more....more
jillicious  Hi Jill. Forgive me for responding in such a delayed manner, but I just today ... more

Are We Obligated to Take Care of Our Parents One Day?

I read a post today from a blogger who wrote about one day possibly needing to care for her adult child with disabilities. She herself is disabled, and her mother doesn't offer her much support, which hurts her. She feels that parenting doesn't end when one's children become adults (especially if they become disabled) and that her mother should be helping her more....more
the patty beat  Hi Patty. Forgive me for responding in such a delayed manner, but I just today ... more

Are We Obligated to Take Care of Our Parents One Day?

I read a post today from a blogger who wrote about one day possibly needing to care for her adult child with disabilities. She herself is disabled, and her mother doesn't offer her much support, which hurts her. She feels that parenting doesn't end when one's children become adults (especially if they become disabled) and that her mother should be helping her more....more
littlebopeep  Hi. Forgive me for responding in such a delayed manner, but I just today realized ... more

My Top 10 Coping Tools for Getting Through a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Lately I've been renewing friendships with people I haven't seen in a few years, or just seeing people I haven't seen since pre-BC (breast cancer), and one of the things that they often ask is "How did you manage to get through last year?" I've actually been wondering the same thing lately, as I get absorbed into the very busy life I lead as a wife, mother, consultant, friend, homeowner, etc. There are so many things to do and so much to keep up with, how did I actually manage during the whole year of breast cancer treatments? ...more
I don't have personal experience with breast cancer, but I really appreciate this post; these ... more

Dear Internet People: Stop Being So Gullible

Is being gullible a requirement to being an American citizen?...more
I've made it my duty to teach certain family members to visit Snopes before sharing ... more

One Morning I Woke Up Invisible

 One Morning I Woke Up Invisible “Old age ain’t for sissies”Bette Davis When I first read Bette Davis’ immortal quote, I burst out laughing. “What a great line!” I thought. “I wish I had written it.” ...more
Your writer's voice is wonderful, though poetry is kind of lost on me, I have to admit. I read ... more

No, Noah, There's Not a Santa Claus

In the 1890s, a little girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, saying that her friends told her Santa Claus didn’t exist, seeking reassurance from the newspaper because her daddy told her that if it was in the Sun, then it was true. The editorial board famously responded with a letter titled, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” The response goes on to say that the world would be a dreary place and the light of childhood would be extinguished if Santa didn’t exist. But I don’t think this is true. I sure hope not since we plan on telling Noah from the beginning that Santa is not real....more
We didn't emphasize Santa but did allow him a small role in our family traditions. We didn't ... more

No Misery: This Is Autism, Suzanne Wright

This is my autistic son Leo, my husband, and me, right around the time Leo was being evaluated for autism. And, just to hedge our bets on the Original Sin matter, being baptized. Obviously, we were miserable. Can't you tell by the way Leo is laughing? ...more
This is really terrific. I haven't read the post, but I appreciate the enlightenment and the ... more