I’m COVID, how are you? Relearning how to speak to people during a pandemic.

There’s a comedian, Brian Regan, who does this funny bit about not being able to properly speak English, his native language. “I know enough English to get by, like, I could order in a restaurant and stuff. ‘I want Ham! One ham please, to eating the ham! Bring ham to eating the ham, please!’ YouContinue reading “I’m COVID, how are you? Relearning how to speak to people during a pandemic.”

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”

Savage Potty Training

I never imagined that I would be writing a potty training success story that involved carnivorous plants! I have offered literally everything to my child if only we could say goodbye to diapers. And this is a walking, talking, knows-how-to-use-a-tablet-better-than-me little person. It was well past time. In a family of thee autistic kids, IContinue reading “Savage Potty Training”

This was going to be the year I focused on “Me”.

I’m a woman of a certain age and I am due my mid-life crisis. For a dozen years, my life has been the tough slog of motherhood. Making the babies, birthing the babies, caring for and raising the babies. I’m done with babies! Now, I’m surrounded by preschool to pre-pubescent boys and I’m really feelingContinue reading “This was going to be the year I focused on “Me”.”

Invisible Disabilities Are Misunderstood

Growing up in the 80’s, I was educated in “handicap awareness”. My second grade class was visited by a local woman who was vision impaired. She brought her seeing-eye dog and we learned not to pet the dog, because he was working. It was an awakening to realize there were people around me who hadContinue reading “Invisible Disabilities Are Misunderstood”