Maddy loves to recreate situations from shows that she has watched. Like waving and exclaiming, “Bye bye snowman!” as the bath water swirls down the drain, copying Caillou’s actual snowman that he … [Read more...]
I Would Join an Exhausted Mom Support Group if it Consisted Entirely of Napping
I just dropped Grace off at Sibshop, which is her monthly support group basically for siblings of kids with special needs. Except they play games, do crafts, and eat pizza, which I don’t think you … [Read more...]
Back to School. Eventually.
School starts tomorrow for my kids. On a Wednesday. At first I was convinced that the theatre camp Molly attended in the summer was backfiring in a big way and had made my truthful tween into a … [Read more...]
Do You Want to Build a Castle?
It’s that time of year again when I am swirled in conflicted feelings of anticipation vs dread, joy vs overwhelm, eating indulgently vs OMG stop eating because the spandex on my bathing suit is … [Read more...]
Being a Special Sibling
Having a brother or sister with a disability forces you grow up faster in some ways. It can trigger anxiety and resentment, or fierce loyalty, empathy and acceptance. Sometimes, all of those. As a … [Read more...]
4 Helpful Books for Kids with Autism
Being the sibling of a child with autism comes with many challenges. But despite the frequent frustrations, Molly and Grace are always fiercely loyal to Maggie. Maggie was diagnosed with Autism … [Read more...]