In my first essay where I introduce Owen as the autistic person he is, I write about how I used to worry about Owen’s success in school this fall, but everything that’s happened in 2020 has given me a new perspective. I now can see that success isn’t the goal, growth is. I hope you’ll read my latest for Scary Mommy, “I Was Already Worried About My Autistic Son Starting Kindergarten — Then 2020 Happened.”
How the scientific method can help parents of young kids feel hopeful about Covid Schooling.
What submitting essays to publications taught me about connection, rejection, and vulnerability.
How I learned to live with pain and possibility.
All parents, whatever our skin color, must demand something better for our country than a militarized police force
White people like me need to listen to black people and keep talking to our children about race, justice, and what’s right.
White people like me need to talk about race, justice, and what’s right. Even when we are worried we’ll get it wrong.
What infertility taught me about a life well-lived.
Mothers in America aren’t allowed to claim the elements of a good story online, and it’s hurting them in real life I have a picture on my phone that I wish I could show you. It’s the kind of thing the internet is made for. Cute baby with rolls for days. There’s a fluffy catContinue reading “Don’t Post, Don’t Tell”
It’s been two months since my birthday, and I’m still enjoying my favorite present. It was from my husband. He gifted me a digital subscription to the New York Times. The articles are largely well-written, and I already feel smarter now that I’m not limited to 10 free articles per month (per browser). But IContinue reading “The Professionalism of Caregivers”