Category Archives: Parenting
September 12, 2013 by whirlyjoy
If this blog post is a bit disjointed, that suits the subject matter. Autism definitely puts a family and everyone in it out of joint.
January 30, 2013 by whirlyjoy
The books are called things like Everybody is Different, Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes, I Am Utterly Unique, My Friend Has Autism… They’re about acceptance and understanding, and mostly that’s what I’m about too.
October 16, 2012 by whirlyjoy
Because Aida is my first-born, it’s easy for me to forget how naturally regular kids develop all the basic knowledge and skills they need, growing up.
October 9, 2012 by whirlyjoy
Most of Aida’s interactions with the world can be hard to figure out, and a huge part of my job as her mother is to try to guess what the heck is going on inside that bright but screwy brain of hers.
October 2, 2012 by whirlyjoy
There’s a German proverb that says “the shoe alone knows if the stocking has holes” – but that’s only true when you manage to keep your shoes on…
September 25, 2012 by whirlyjoy
For the eleven weeks that I was on bed rest until Aida emerged the barest of preemies at 37 weeks, Eenie would come to keep me company.
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.