It's Friday - Let's Just Get Happy!

I am celebrating the official end to the week from hell. The kids are on the mend, the house is slowly getting cleaned, and the cats have stopped barfing on the carpet - for now. So here's a bunch of videos that make me happy for various reasons ....more

I Am One Tired And Overwhelmed Mom

I have two kids down now, one of them who's getting a strep test today. My house looks like someone dropped a bomb on it, I have two very big writing deadlines looming and one lesser deadline gnawing at me. My bosses are all traveling at the day job, but that somehow means they're sending me more work, and working from home with sick kids calling your name every few minutes is really less than ideal ....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Dreary, Dreary Day

Raining over the snow One fever, two fever Both of them snuggled in my bed As I look out the window Tired, but grateful That we're all here together Taking care of each other ...more

Stir Fry Makes Dinner Easy - And This Handy Cheat Sheet Makes It Even Easier!

I've decided I'm going to try to pass along a good time-saving tip every now and again, because we can all use things that make our lives less complicated.I've been on a real push to eat healthier this year, but finding time to cook a balanced, tasty, healthy meal is tough when you're a single mom working two jobs.Tossing everything in a wok and putting together a stir fry takes mere minutes, and you can really get creative with combinations of veggies and sauces. I recently came across this awesome...more

Resource Monday: Europe Is Moving Forward With More Autism-Friendly Campuses

Last week, Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland announced the start of an 18-month initiative geared toward making their campus more autism-friendly.The program has been developed in conjunction with...more

Signs Point To FRIDAY!!

TGIF, baby! And no snow in the forecast! Whoo hooo!! ...more

Make Time For Your Kids - Individually

So we're trying something new, the ex and I. An adjustment to our parenting agreement, and so far, it's a good thing. It all started with Anna, expressing a wish that we could just take the day off and play hooky every now and again ....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: He'll Never Be Too Big To Cuddle

I can worry about his social skillsI can fret over his stilted communication, his lack of coping skills, his over-sensitivity to just about everything I can obsess endlessly over the reading levels, math scores, history tests, fitness tests in gym classI can wrap myself up in all the challenges he faces every single day that make him so different from the othersBut I can also rejoice in some of those differencesHe cannot tell a lie - it wouldn't even occur to himHe forgives instantly, easily and completely any slight or wrongdoingAnd best of allHe curls up next to meAnd cuddlesPart of me knowsHe always will ...more

Science Is Some Crazy Stuff

I have always been fascinated with research scientists, particularly biologist-type research scientists. Genetics is fascinating (come on, they mapped the genome - how cool is that?) and it always amazes me when I find out they've come out with some new breakthrough treatment made of microbes they found in Amazonian monkey-dung or something.Read more » ...more

Today Puts The OW In SNOW

This, ladies and gentlemen, is my back deck. I haven't gotten to it yet, because I spent most of the day yesterday digging out the driveway and a path to the front door (thank God the garage door opened, or I'd still be trapped). My neighbors - who are amazing people - all banded together, sharing snowblowers, offering help, and without them I would have never gotten dug out ....more