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Tread Lightly

Cross posted at NeuroDiversity Consulting blog.

I'm really torn about this, Top Five Reasons You Should Never Piss Off an Autism Mom. On one hand it illustrates some of the unpleasantness of parenting autistic individuals. You and your children are constantly subjected to overly judgmental remarks from strangers, family and friends, you and your child are constantly struggling to understand each other, as a parent you are already on edge and consumed with guilt and fear that you are not doing enough for your loved one, you fear that the comments that you are not a good enough parent are true.

At the same time I feel we owe more to our children than the caricature of the angry ill tempered shrew that this list presents. Yes the lives we live as parents of autistic individuals are hard but our children are worth all of the struggle. We fight because our children are worth fighting for. Parents need to take care to share that message rather than the message that their children are a …

Occupy Wall Street: Occupy This

Hey all you Occupy whatever people, take a listen.



Now I gotta get back to work.

Tales From The Crib

Things heard in my house of late.
"Did you just pee on my computer!!!" Thankfully the answer was no but it could just as easily been yes.


Ten year old son to me: "Hold on."
Six year old daughter calling out from the bathroom: "Did he just say something about a moron?"
Me: "No, brush your teeth."
Why does she even know that word?

Hubby speaking of the three year old: "She thinks she's dressed."
Me: "What's she wearing?"
Hubby: "Go show mommy what you're wearing."
Three year old: "Uh uh."

Tales From The Crib

Things heard in my house of late.
"Why do you do these things to me!" was the tearful wail of my ten year old upon learning that I really did expect him to do house work to earn computer time. I'm such a crazy parent that way.

"Hey come back here!" This was the command of the three year old, with comb in hand, as she chased the 15 month old who was wisely running for his life.

"Mommy can we go visit grammy and papa sometime, again, tomorrow?" This makes perfect sense to a three year old.

"Oh Jesus," whispered the three year old. I so know the feeling.

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for/that:
God spoke into the void and such is his power that the nothingness of the void became something.The image of God reflected in every human being.There is joy to be had even in the midst of strife.What are you thankful for?

Campus Crusade for Christ Name Change Fall Out

So I'm hearing that some folk, displeased with the recent name change for Campus Crusade for Christ International's stateside campus ministry, are threatening to cut off financial support for the international ministry in protest. Okay.

So my first thought upon hearing this was to wonder if the people threatening to cease their financial support realize that students across the US have been calling Campus Crusade for Christ "Cru", the new name they find so objectionable, for about 15 years now?

My second thought was, do they realize that Campus Crusade for Christ International has a wide variety of ministries with many different names that do not specifically name Christ but nonetheless manage to represent Christ quite ably?

Then I wondered if a simple name change was all it would really take for some people to abandon an organization that has faithfully operated with integrity for more than half a century.

Campus Crusade for Christ International has ministries all o…