Month: August 2018

Not the Most Pleasant Post

I wrote an “inspirational” Instagram post yesterday after Truman had a day of roaring success at school, following 6 previous nightmare days wherein he struggled to acclimate to first grade. Yay us! Victory was ours. Faith overcomes all things. And then today, Truman reverted back to panic mode over the prospect of returning to school. He feels it’s too long…

Let’s Talk About Anxiety and Autism

Dear Reader, Allow me to share with you a couple of recent experiences relating to the identical twins of Autism and Anxiety. First, a few weeks ago, I took my two younger boys, along with a couple of young cousins, to a new park by our house. It’s an enormous and exciting place, with massive climbing structures and a giant…

A Garden of Tiny Book Reviews

I have been reading a metric ton this summer–fiction plus memoir, my two favorite genres, in hardbacks and paperbacks exclusively. I haven’t liked looking at screens to read, of late. Not that anybody asked, but I clearly like to overshare when it comes to my reading habits. I don’t have the mental bandwidth what with the all-kids-all-the-time tableau at my…