Growing up with Autism in our Home

I was in the laundry room yesterday morning, when I overheard just a portion of a very interesting conversation...Our youngest two (9 year old twins), were sitting at the bar in the kitchen eating breakfast, left-over chicken tenders. They were also working on perfecting their honey mustard recipe....more

Baltimore, Over the Rainbow and Back – Part 3

Now that is was permissible to speak the name of “Island that must not be named”, the Bahamas, I was able to tell DC that Coco Cay, our next stop was also in the Bahamas....more

The Bookstore Revisited…….

We love Salem, MA. It is one of the places, along with New York City, NY and Mystic CT, that we visit any time we have the chance. Salem has been our Halloween/October destination for many, many years. We also try to visit during the year when it is not as crowded. So we are in Salem a couple- three times a year, at the least....more

Don't panic! He's just a non-verbal fournager.

In two days we go for the peanut's ASD assessment. This will be the first time that he has been evaluated by a professional who can (hopefully) tell us if his speech/language delay is in the normal range, or if it is part of a larger developmental problem....more

Becoming a Confident Mother

Joining Stephanie over at Wife Mommy Me for Mom Talk Tuesdays Her topic: Becoming A Confident Mother...more

“Hi, Mom! Did you have a nice day?”

Many of you may know that DC is obsessed with food. He has breakfast and he is already worried about lunch. After lunch we move on to:“Dinner is later after that” – he always seems to add “after that” when he talks about “later”....more

The Reluctant Gardener

This year I’m really going to do it. I’m going to get my garden in shape and enjoy it instead of feeling guilty every time I look out the window or walk through the neglected yard. This will require some rethinking of what I expect from my little plot of land. It’s glory days as a prime stop on our historic neighborhood’s garden walk (under a previous owner, of course) are long gone. But that’s okay. I’m going to embrace it for what it is. ...more

Imperfect Model

On May 9, 2015 eleven women came together to tell their stories at Listen To Your Mother Boston. Here is my feelings (previously unpublished) about becoming an imperfect model....more

Special School for the Mentally Challenged: Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan

In order to secure the right to live and to be educated, the Ponty Chadha Foundation is running special school for the mentally challenged children. Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan provides educational facilities for developing emotionally, cognitively, morally, kinesthetically and spiritually. The objectives are to:...more

Help Bethany Get Access to Medical Marijuana, Please!!

  Our daughter Bethany has spent most of her life suffering. In fact, she has endured so much more suffering than any human being should ever have to endure....more