Thankful Thursday: Thank You

To all of you reading this, Thank You. For every word of encouragement dropped in a comment, on a Facebook post, Tweeted or just thought and felt...thank you. Some of you have been with me from the beginning ....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Over The River And Through The Words

Most people are getting ready for Thanksgiving They're cooking and baking and cleaning and decorating They're meeting relatives at the airport And wondering if they bought enough yams Me, I'll be sitting here with a keyboard And a Turkey Lean Cuisine Trying to take advantage of all this kid-free time To hammer out a small portion of the writing I need to do Because I'm a writer, you know And a very, very thankful one at that Pass the salt and pepper And I'll try not to get any gravy on the keyboard ....more

When Your Kid Makes You Say The F Word

Okay, that title isn't fair. I always tell my kids when they're screaming that no one makes them scream. They choose to do it ....more

Resource Monday: AutismTakeOn, a PostWaves Community

Today, I'd like to give a shout-out to AutismTakeOn, a community hosted by Postwaves (a community forum), where people share all sorts of stories and insights related to autism....more

Happy Friday - Here's A Bunch Of Stuff I Laughed Entirely Too Loudly At

It's Friday. Hallelujah. My brain is fried and I am so ready for some weekend ....more

Thankful Thursday: This Is A Good Week To Remember Who We All Really Are

In 1977, we sent a message into the blackness of space - one that may not be received until our civilizations have fallen, and we are all dust and memories. One that may never find another soul to hear it. But we sent it anyway.A team of scientists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, linguists - all sorts of "ists" came up with these images, calculations, scientific data and songs to introduce humanity to the cosmos.They did not include images of war ....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Not Yet, My Boy, But Someday...

I'm twelve now, he reminds me, every time he leaves for school Find the twelve year old! He squeals from under the covers every morning Another birthday passes Another year of struggles And marvels And miracles I'm twelve now, he tells me I'm almost grown up And I think not yet Not exactly yet But someday And I wonder if I'll be able to close the door behind him Without a care or a worry in the world Not yet I think I hear him tell me But someday ...more

The Autism Parent Wish: "I Want To Have A Conversation"

I came across this touching post by Erik Voigt on and he voices what so many autism parents wish: communication. Strong, direct, defined-as-we-know-it-to-be communication.That last bit is important, I think. My son communicates with me all the time ....more

Once Upon A Time - Season 5, Episode 9 Recap: This One Time, At Bear Camp...

Admit it, you'd love to see a spinoff called "Merlin's Angels" So....the writers have left us scratching our heads and rubbing our bruised hearts and thoroughly befuddled, so they all looked at each other around the table and said, "What now?""I know!" said one. "How about a diversion!"So let's clack our coconuts together and head off on an adventure back to Camelot, where Zelena and Arthur have just poofed away from Emma and Merlin to plot a way to get Excalibur back. There's something that can help them in Dunbroch, Arthur tells her, and off they go.Over to Dunbroch now, where Merida is talking to her father's headstone, asking for his guidance as she rules the pansy saps that laid down their arms because she shot at their arrows ....more

Once Upon A Time - Season 5, Episode 8 Recap: It Takes Two To Make A Thing Go Ri-ight

We begin tonight with David going to confront Arthur, who takes off running with Killian in hot pursuit. He manages to get the drop on Killian, but Emma steps in to save her boyfriend, throwing Arthur into a tree.Emma's deep voice is seriously not sitting right with me. I mean, I get why she's doing it but it makes my throat hurt to hear it ....more