My child is not a puppet.

I’ve been avoiding this topic for yeeeeaaaars because I’m fairly sure I’m about to upset more than a few of my fragile X friends. I hate conflict. I like my friends. So this post is really, really hard to write. My palms are sweaty, in fact, but I want to share my thoughts on . . . → Read More: My child is not a puppet.

Do you hear voices?

I have a few that I hear, don’t start Googling prescriptions for me just yet…hear me out.

There are voices in my head. Mean voices, voices that undermine my confidence, voices that whisper almost constantly but turn into shouts if I do something that challenges them. I’ve always believed that everyone has these voices. . . . → Read More: Do you hear voices?

My answer to that big question.

I asked a BIG QUESTION yesterday, there were lots of replies so don’t miss the comments if you haven’t already checked them out. I found the replies very interesting, they covered the spectrum from keeping them home and protected to dreaming of a new home for them while keeping them protected. It makes sense, . . . → Read More: My answer to that big question.

I’m going to ask you a big question.

This topic comes up over and over again amongst parents of children with special needs…what happens when they are no longer “children?” What happens when FBAs, evaluations and IEPs are behind us?

Some of us dream of an island far, far away from the rest of the world where we could just be with . . . → Read More: I’m going to ask you a big question.

Are you a leader?

Back in December I signed up for a Family Leadership Series organized by a local group, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change. It took a bit of positive self-talk before I decided to go for it but once the decision was made I was excited! Until last week when the time came for me to . . . → Read More: Are you a leader?

Which are you?

This story was passed out at a leadership series I am participating in. We all have a choice, we can only decide for ourselves.

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee? Author Unknown.

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not . . . → Read More: Which are you?