Gray, Purple

One of my favorite bloggers is someone who frequently cusses about mothering. This doesn't fit in with the tone of most unschooling blogs I read, about finding peace and meditating to deal with triggers and finding joy everyday with your kids. I love those things. But I also think cussing--and writing--about mothering is a lifesaver.... Continue Reading →

Looking Up

Now I move in both worlds. The neurotypical and the autism parenting worlds. I carry them both on either side of me, and depending on who I interact with--the parent of a neurotypical kid or the parent of a kid with autism--I will have a whole different conversation.

Brush fire

I am on fire But not the empowering kind Not the athletic kind Not the sprinter burning toward a finish line, hands ready to hold up the sky in victory. The kind where you stand outside a house beyond saving and watch it burn, just starting to feel the loss. I am on fire, but... Continue Reading →

Embracing

I woke up this morning with a post on my mind, a list of all the things I must embrace because my daughter is autistic. I embrace the fact that she's afraid of movies and I won't be able to watch a movie with her for a very long time if ever. Instead, I embrace... Continue Reading →

Going Out

My best day last week was the day we went to the beach and Costco. The day that found me a long gas line at Costco turning off the car so that I could pull my screaming infant out of his carseat and breastfeed him half in and half out of the car. The day... Continue Reading →

Response to “toxic death cream”

As far as I can remember, I have always loved reading and gardening. I've always been interested in plants and what they do. I want new plants, I want to do the work to grow them, easily and naturally, much more easily than anything else I've forced myself to do in life. And ever since... Continue Reading →

Unschooling Fun

I'm 39 weeks pregnant, waiting for baby, feeling huge and very slow and with lots of practice contractions slowing me down. Plus my daughter and I are sick. Which means we've basically stayed inside our house for two weeks. I was worried about this time period, and the time with a newborn, well over a... Continue Reading →

Curating

I've been thinking a lot lately about why art matters. Ironic, since I spent all of graduate school rebelling against the imperative to address aesthetic theory (probably because "aesthetics" to the professors I knew meant pure, in other words white and male). Really, I think about aesthetics because I'm grappling with my shift to stay-at-home-mom... Continue Reading →

Mom

One of my favorite bloggers recently posted that she pulled her son from school. She wrote, "I'm just trying really hard to keep my boy’s spirit and curiosity intact (or at least not diminishing before my very eyes)." This statement rings true for me because it is how I would define most of my schooling... Continue Reading →

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