Tag: autism awareness

Perfect

It’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. I just haven’t had the energy to put my heart into written word. So I’ve been expressing my creativity in other ways… I think it’s pretty obvious that I love to create. It’s who I am. I am happiest when I am…

Dolphins and Rubik’s Cubes

Five years ago at this time Zion was in public pre-school. The principal, Mr. Smith, had an incredible spirit of advocacy for children.  I respected him greatly as an educator.  He pulled me aside one morning after I dropped Zion off at school. Mr. Smith told me that due to Zion’s behavior, there was not really a good fit for…

The Kindness of Strangers

Most of my life, I have enjoyed being different. I kind of march to my own hippie conga drum.  For example, this would be me on the far right: More examples…I have had big hair for as long as I can remember. (I even earned that nickname in high school.) I wear unique stuff.  Once I found my own style,…

Snack time

Living with someone with Autism is challenging. It is also entertaining. Often Zoe and I talk and write about the struggles we have. But we have just as many funny moments too. Today I am going to share one of those moments. Zion has had a very loud and mucous-projectile cough for the past several days.  It is gross. So…

A Star is Born

This is the first memory wire bracelet Zoe ever created. She was 10 years old at the time. I was making jewelry for one of my upcoming craft fairs, when Zoe sat down next to me and started playing with a bowl full of beads, as she had done a hundred times before. I looked over at her, and she…