Just Being Me…Who Needs ‘Normalcy” Anyway? (my blog)

Our Neurodivergent Family’s Valentine’s Day

(This is also cross-posted on the Respectfully Connected blog HERE.)In the US, Valentine’s Day is one of the most successful commercial endeavors of the year.  In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day the pressure gradually increases until the big day arrives. Jewelry, roses, chocolate, and stuffed animals are sold in seemingly endless quantities. Dinner …

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Attachment Parenting While Black and Autistic

(This post also appears on the “Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence” blog HERE.) As much as I can, I avoid those types of offices when my younger children are with me. You know the type: quiet, sterile, not child friendly. Offices where food, drinks, and/or electronic devices are not allowed and where a security …

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Autism, Therapies and Acceptance: A Mother’s Perspective

(This is also cross-posted on the Autism Women’s Network blog, available HERE.) Long before the day we received a formal autism diagnosis, I already knew my daughter was Autistic. However, I hadn’t picked it up at first – not because the signs weren’t there, because they were, but because I didn’t see anything problematic in …

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Our Parenting Journey

(This is also cross-posted on the “Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence” blog, available HERE.)How do I write about my parenting style? It has become so intuitive that though I know it’s different, I don’t really know how to describe it. Yet I know it’s important to, and I will hopefully find a way.I …

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