What…is the airspeed velocity of an unladen sparrow?

I’m not kidding that my life is smack out of Monty Python. Crude humor, outrageous accents, funny looking outfits, and beating a joke to death. Visit YouTube if you weren’t as big of a nerd in high school as I was. You will thank me. Tonight, I went into my Littles room THRICE to apologizeContinue reading “What…is the airspeed velocity of an unladen sparrow?”

Orangutans at the table: Life with three wild boys.

In my pre-Mama days, I watched a nature program about scientists raising a few orphaned juvenile orangutans in the jungle. The mothers had been poached and they never had the benefit of socialization. The scientists were living with the animals in a camp. The scene that has stayed with me all of these years isContinue reading “Orangutans at the table: Life with three wild boys.”

“please consider the impact on the environment before printing this email”

This is my “furious with Special Education administrator” face. Yes, there was a time when people printed out emails. It was called the aughts? 2000’s? One of those. Regardless, it was a thing and it was wasteful. Of course, there’s always those who know better and do better, so they would add to their emailContinue reading ““please consider the impact on the environment before printing this email””

In case you’ve been Googling COVID-19 VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS: Yes, the vaccine is going to cause your immune related issues to flare (psoriasis, IC, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc.)

Your Googling has just been fruitful! If you are like me and suffer from psoriasis and a host of other autoimmune related ailments (fibromyalgia, Hashimotos, neuropathy, interstitial cystitis), you have probably spent the past year scouring the web for information about how COVID-19 will impact your health. And like me, you have probably read plentyContinue reading “In case you’ve been Googling COVID-19 VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS: Yes, the vaccine is going to cause your immune related issues to flare (psoriasis, IC, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc.)”

Thank Goodness We’re Back on Dinosaurs: Autistic Obsessions Affect the Whole Family

When an autistic child gets obsessed or passionate about a topic, you had better pray you’re interested in learning every minute detail about that subject. Because that special child is going to want to talk, and talk, and talk about it. It’s just how they’re hardwired. And it’s how autistic obsessions suck in the wholeContinue reading “Thank Goodness We’re Back on Dinosaurs: Autistic Obsessions Affect the Whole Family”

There’s a Special Joy to Fridays Again!

I am not shy in my distain for distance learning. I am running in three directions, beholden to the school district’s schedule and rules, only they’re happening in my house! I mean, ok, I do bend/ignore their rules whenever I can, I won’t lie. And I take satisfaction in yelling about did you flush theContinue reading “There’s a Special Joy to Fridays Again!”

51% Worth It!

It’s known as 51/49 around here, and it refers to something being just barely more “fun” than “shit show”. If my odds of having a successful mission are 51% then I am going for it. Those are the best odds I’m going to get. Ever. I could label it an autism thing, or a threeContinue reading “51% Worth It!”

Pandemic Distance Learning 2020: Parenting Survival Hacks (the Autism Version)

During synchronous learning with the teacher, don’t stress about having a Pinterest-worthy classroom. Leave that laundry right there. If little brother is yelling about having to pee, even better. Best to set that bar nice and low from the outset. Finding your Halloween Monster magnet set with the phonics toys is a wonderful opportunity toContinue reading “Pandemic Distance Learning 2020: Parenting Survival Hacks (the Autism Version)”

A “stay-at-home” mom experiences life validation as homeschooling becomes what we do now.

I have long chided myself that my education has been squandered. I never finished my master’s or published my research. And that career I was scraping together? No, that’s not what I do now. I am a full-time parent who does not “work”. I had spent years chasing my education before graduating with a sexyContinue reading “A “stay-at-home” mom experiences life validation as homeschooling becomes what we do now.”