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A Depersonalized Motherhood (aka, Parents are People Too).

The idealized “mother” is a self-contradictory creature: I am, at all times, the perfect and deeply flawed mother, depending on what ideology and latest-guru you consult. It is quite simply impossible to be the perfect mother from all perspectives, and … Continue reading

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Dear local school teacher, Claire, from the crossing guard

Dear Teacher-named-Claire, When the taxi van pulled up today to drop my son off after school, you shouted at me and the taxi driver from across the other side of the road, that he wasn’t allowed to stop there. You … Continue reading

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From Diagnosis to Support, Part One: The Kindergarten Years

I’ve decided I should record the steps we went through, from diagnosis to full and on-going support for our autistic son. It was a very long and stressful journey, but worth the outcomes. I hope by sharing this other people … Continue reading

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