How ToMedia & TechnologyPseudoscience

You Too Can Fix All the Parents

This is me tired. This is me fed up. This is me thinking I should have a glass of wine while writing this post. I have had it up to my eyeballs with articles insisting our children are being ruined because we’re lousy parents. To prove how bad things are, these articles often cite …

Images from a like-farming facebook photo page photo stream
HealthMedia & TechnologySpecial Needs

Don’t Like. Don’t Share. Don’t Comment. Don’t Pray.

You may have seen it in your Facebook news feed: a picture of a mother in the NICU cradling her baby surrounded by medical equipment, a smiling child with down syndrome, a trach tube, a cleft palate, or missing a limb. Maybe there’s a frail child curled up in a hospital bed, or …


What the social model of disability tells us about working parenthood

  “In our view it is society which disables physically impaired people. Disability is something imposed on top of our impairments by the way we are unnecessarily isolated and excluded from full participation in society.” –  “Fundamental Principles of Disability – Comments on the discussion held between the Union and …

Special Needs

Socialization Issues In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

I have written here before about my son, AJ, and how at 3 years old he was diagnosed with PDD, later refined to Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. Like any boy of that age, he loved to play with the other boys in the neighborhood. Most of these kids were a …

witch's hat play equipment
Ages 2-5Parenting Styles

Hello Stranger

We’re having a Sunday morning walk in the park. Fynn is sound asleep in her push-chair, and Rose has paused our perambulation to play on the witch’s hat. A man, enjoying the fresh air, waves hello, comes closer, puts his hand out to greet Rose. She retreats behind me, clings …

Ages 2-5BabiesHealthHow ToUncategorized

Five Things to Know When You Know Things Ain’t Right

When my baby was two weeks old, we noticed that her eyes scanned back and forth like a metronome. Being the loving and thoughtful parents that we were, we made jokes about her “Kit Kat Clock eyes” and just sort of ignored it for about a week. She seemed to …

Adult ChildrenAges 13-17 (Teen)HealthStep Families

Don’t Deny My Reality! I Have a Kid With Autism.

Seriously, I can’t bitch. I’ve gotten everything I asked for. As a kid, I had only one prayer: “Jesus Christ (for then, that was my god) please make my life not so boring.” Action was what I expected out of suburban Ohio and I got it. In Ohio, yes even …