Mockingbird, APS and endless love


The New Math of Conception - Mommy + Daddy + Mommy = Baby #WomensLives

 Today, I came across a post that asked, “Would you have an IVF baby with three parents?”Recently, The British House of Commons voted in favor of an amendment  which would allow IVF babies to be created using biological material from two women and one man in order to prevent genetic defects.Technically, 99.8% of the baby’s DNA would come from the mother and father. The other .2% would come from a mitochondrial donor. ...more

Down Syndrome Baby Left Behind: Father Chooses Son Over Marriage

What a choice. For some parents, there is no option. Choosing our children means choosing our children. Period. A father in Armenia was given an ultimatum by his wife: It's me or the child. ABC News reported Samuel Forrest, the father of Leo born with Down syndrome, said there were no doubts about choosing his son. A week later, Leo's mother filed for divorce. Her decision seems unbelievable. ...more

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