My Tipper Gore Moment

My Tipper Gore Moment

This may seem a prudish post. This is. My Tipper Gore moment…. The bass beats of the rap music cranking during our morning dance blast class at the Y sent me back to the 80s of my 20something years. As I attempted, but failed, to keep in step, I mentally wove and bobbed through moments… Continue Reading

Details. It’s in the Details

Details. It’s in the Details

As I locked the back door, I heard the sudden ssshushh in the tops of the deciduous forest behind my condominium. What was that? A storm signaling? Like that day and the days before it and the days before those, it was another hot one in August. I put my keys and wallet into the… Continue Reading

Advanced Course in Skills for Life

Advanced Course in Skills for Life

It’s one of the most maligned, undervalued, and belittled professions in existence. Even by members of the same gender. Sometimes, especially by the same gender. Yet, everyone had or has a mother, or was at least conceived by one. I’ve always maintained that motherhood is a profession and an important one. Except in mostly rare… Continue Reading

Graduation to the Real World: See and Hear Us

Graduation to the Real World: See and Hear Us

It’s Pomp and Circumstance time. Many of my peers are celebrating the graduation of their sons and daughters from high school and a forthcoming path to college. Or, they’re cheering them on as they walk across the stage of their soon-to-be college alma mater. If Grace’s life had of followed a path of neurotypical development,… Continue Reading

Independence Day Nowhere in Sight & A Blog Update

Independence Day Nowhere in Sight & A Blog Update

At our old, round, love-worn pine table, backlit by the kitchen window, she sat crisscross, her purple manicured toes up to her mid-calves bare to the winter chill. For days during our snow, sleet, rain, stop-and-go late January through mid February, we’d been telepathing each other. Her letting me know with a long stare what she wanted… Continue Reading