"Autistic Pride Day: June 18th. It is a day to be proud of who you are. Celebrate Neurodiversity."

Thoughts on Autistic Pride, Juneteenth, and Freedom

Where I live (Texas), every June 19th is the commemoration of “Juneteenth,” an important day in Texas history. Also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Emancipation Day, or Freedom Day, it refers to June 19, 1865, the day a Union general and his troops occupied Galveston Island (a small strip of land in the Gulf of […]

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Photo shows two young children asleep beside each other, arms touching, one child has rolled in towards the second child who is holding a red tag blanket.

Learning to Exhale

I have been holding my breath since the day my eldest son was born; holding my breath and running. In fact, my whole family has been running headfirst at the world. It’s how we’ve always done things – working, volunteering, careers we love, a business, house, three children, friends and family. Every day for four […]