The only consistent thing about life is that it always changes. Nine months ago, I posted an update about how well my son has been going to school. Now, it feels like we're right back to preschool. Regressions are a hallmark of autism. Anything can bring them on. A growth spurt, a physical ailment, a … Continue reading Check In
5 (More) Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent
I recently wrote a post called 15 Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent. I wrote it for fun one day after rereading the first few Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. As a special needs parent, I found so many parallels between Anne and my own children, as well as … Continue reading 5 (More) Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent
Suicide Education for Christians
Content Warning: Depression & Suicide If you know me personally, you know that I have struggled with mental health issues for decades. I don't keep that a secret. In fact, I announce it, I slip it into conversations, and I'd scream it from rooftops if I weren't so afraid of heights. I believe with all … Continue reading Suicide Education for Christians
It's hard not to laugh maniacally at the mental image of myself dressed in spandex, crossing a metaphorical finish line with arms raised, and a crowd of people cheering me on.
Instead of your regular scheduled programming today, I thought I'd pop in to share some writing news with you all. I wasn't going to say anything at first, just keep carrying on, but then I found the perfect meme to illustrate it, and well, the Millennial in me just couldn't resist a good meme! First … Continue reading Unfollowed
Autism: What’s in a Name?
Understanding person-first language and identity-first language.
Realizing that I had grown-up powers, and actually using them, was the biggest leap forward I ever took in my emotional and mental health. I share this story in hopes that it will inspire you to step forward too.
(Don’t) Repress It
I wish I could prevent everyone in the whole world from experiencing what I experience.
Moving on The Spectrum
Today marks the one-year anniversary of owning our new home. *side-eyes that last, still-unpacked box that's being used like a coffee table.*
Can We Talk About Swearing?
"I'm so sorry. I know that feeling. It's hell." --an excerpt from a conversation I recently had with a friend who is... well, going through hell.