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We Bought A Zoo (one animal at a time)

My children, as you know, are very different. They have very, very different interests. One loves to read, one has dyslexia. One loves to play any and all sports, one has sensory issues that make it difficult to move his body at all some days. One loves people and all the things about playdates, one…

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Divorce, Custody Agreements, and Autism

I see other women, just like me, every single trip. They are trying to smile, encouraging their little ones, telling them what a good time they are going to have for the week. They are managing meltdowns, trying to distract, and gulping down coffee before the early flight. Later, they sit alone waiting for the…

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Our “Special Needs” Marriage – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

“Why is he doing this?” my husband yelled, in evident frustration, after seeing another hole punched into the wall, and scattered remains of the bookcase on the bedroom floor. “I think it might be because he has autism,” I answered sarcastically (because, you know, I’m super gracious like that). This marriage thing…it’s not for the…