You would think, with all I have been through, that by now I would be an expert at asking people for help. Or at least accepting help when it is offered to me. The reality is, I am terrible at both. I hate leaning on people. I hate needing help. I feel guilty every time I accept help. This … [Read more...] about Why is asking for help so hard?
The past few weeks have been filled with a number of amazing stories on autism. Stories that were insulting, inspiring, and infuriating. I know that I may be in the minority because I do not sit and wonder why my son has autism. I am confident I know why. Sam was born at 24 weeks. That means the … [Read more...] about Stop trying to “cure” my son
Realizing it is World Breastfeeding Week, I thought it would be good to open up the archives and bring out this post I wrote about my two different experiences with breastfeeding. The topic is something I obsessed about with both of my children - term and preemie. In one, I was able to … [Read more...] about Redux: In honor of World Breastfeeding Week
A recent New York Times Op-Ed Piece called "End of Life, at Birth" has cause me to go back and relive those days almost three years ago when my husband and I were confronted with the terrible choice of trying to continue my pregnancy or to let our baby go. For those of you that haven't been … [Read more...] about Making The Decsion
Or three... Next week, the whole clan (grandparents included) are heading out on a grand South American adventure. The trip should be fantastic- as we will get to show Sam off to a multitude of friends and family. For Irene, it will be a great opportunity to speak Spanish as she prepares to … [Read more...] about Leaving on a jet plane