Look Me In The Eye…or…maybe not.

Merry Christmas! Your Child is Autistic! When my son was a toddler I remember looking at my husband and saying, “You know, if I didn’t initiate interaction with Max, I don’t think he would ever try and talk to me.”  It was true. Lomax, my son, could sit for hours stacking a line of blocks […]

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Grandpa, The Cheetos Loving Atheist

I am defying that damn dirty floor in the other room, my ultimate nemesis, and allowing myself to write a little blurb about Grandpa— the Cheetos loving Atheist. As much as the floor is my nemesis, Grandpa (and he doesn’t know this) is my inspiration. This is an embarrassing admission. Hopefully I don’t have to […]

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The Little Girl With Big Wheels. What Is SMA?

Photos by Scott Macon > see more  When I heard that my friend Nina’s daughter had Spinal Muscular Atrophy I immediately thought, “Why must children suffer?” It seems so unfair.  Although I am sure I will always struggle with this question, reading about Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as “the little flower of Jesus” […]

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