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Category Archives: Special Needs

Posts about the autism spectrum, whether my son falls on it or not. Posts about speech and language delay. ASD in general. Special needs.

Yesterday, my alarm woke me at 6:30 a.m. Usually, weekend mornings are reserved for getting up naturally, sans-alarms (okay, who am I kidding – I wake when my seven-year-old wakes up unless my husband’s home, in which case I sleep as late as possible). But I woke, because I was marching for the future! Excited and nervous, I […]

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It was my first real slumber party. Popular girls would be there, so I shaved my legs. I got out of the shower and saw I’d missed shaving an entire line of hair along my shin. “You’re such a baby,” I said and razored off the offensive line of yellow fuzz along with much of […]

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It’s almost 2017, and part of me is broken. I look at life and prejudice and hate and rape culture and Aleppo and feel sadness that even the best of hugs and cheesiest of nachos can’t fully defrost. I want to stop watching the news but it’s everywhere. There’s hate on Twitter and Facebook and […]

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I recently got a lovely photo-filled holiday card in the mail from my friend Emily aka Em-I-Lis. The text over her gorgeous family was “2016. Was. Awesome.” When I saw that, I was like “WAIT WHAAAT??” In so many ways, 2016 sucked. I mean, we put a rapist back into society because it’d be sad […]

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