Both my husband and I grew up camping in RVs with our families.
When we had our first baby we were super excited to take him camping, so when he was little we got a tent and camped in that.. a couple times.
Turns out that, even in our early twenties, Continue reading
There are a lot of ‘What Not to Say to (specific demographic)’ articles out there, and they kind of make me cringe.
I have this theory.
I’m fairly certain the only people who Continue reading
You heard that antiperspirant causes breast cancer? Oh wow. Great. I thought I had until you were on Facebook before we’d have to have ‘The Talk’. You know, the one about learning to fact-check information as told by friends, family, sometimes even teachers, and dig out the truth instead. Continue reading
I had this pretty much finished when I handed it to my teenage daughter to proofread and to ask her permission to include an anecdote about her… then I had to tweak it. A lot.
It’s not that she didn’t give me permission, it’s that she gave me valuable insight. Continue reading
Putting this first: For an explanation on why I (and many autistic people) use Identity First Language (‘autistic person’) rather than Person First Language (‘person with autism’), see this great article.
I’ve been an ‘autism parent’ for a lot of years now; I love when friends send new autism parents my way for advice seeing as I have all the answers.
Okay, all right..
When we started out at this parenting thing we had all the answers, as you do. Then we had our autistic child first and suddenly were in the deep end of the Continue reading
I say this all with grace and love and a deep appreciation that we are all people, every one of us worthwhile and deserving of the same rights, with the same responsibility to be decent, respectable people to each other.
In case that’s not clear enough, it is code for, ‘I expect you to act like an adult’.
My background is evangelical Christian; I know how much we Christians like stories. Parables. Anecdotes and narratives to give us a compass of what Continue reading
So funny story, true story: I applied for the job as my church’s secretary. Stop laughing, that’s not supposed to be the funny part. Okay, it kind of is.
It has been a bit tricky to pay our bills lately so the position opening seemed like manna from heaven, so to speak. And I perfectly qualify in every way to be the church office assistant EXCEPT Continue reading