Category Archives: Autism family life
In pursuit of (medicated) happiness3
September 19, 2012 by whirlyjoy
Nana once told me that raising children is all about greater heights of fear and guilt than you would ever experience otherwise.
“Special” family dinners2
September 14, 2012 by whirlyjoy
We never set the table. We’re strictly a get-your-own-gear kind of family. So what is it about the siren call of the family dinner that still pulls me in sometimes?
Maternal Core Meltdown danger index1
September 10, 2012 by whirlyjoy
Denial is my very favorite coping skill – and I’m pretty sure the only non-drug-based strategy available to humans that is occasionally effective.
September 6, 2012 by whirlyjoy
Aida pounced on this one-pound loaf of fresh bread when I forgot to lock it up before going upstairs to …
It’s okay if she bites me14
September 5, 2012 by whirlyjoy
Aida turned 14 last week. This means nothing to her, as far as I know, though as with every assumption …
Life in the spin cycle5
August 30, 2012 by whirlyjoy
Take one harried single mother with her own translation business, one artistically and sarcastically precocious and academically gifted thirteen-year-old, a …