John Elder Robison is one of the most thoughtful voices in the autism community. So when he speaks, I pay attention. I like to think I have a pretty good understanding of autism, at least of the variety that has touched my family. But I do not, nor would I ever pretend to, know how […]Read more "I’m Listening"
I knew this day was coming. Riley, having recently reached the age at which I’d promised her she could get an Instagram account, was busy counting followers and likes and creating the perfect selfie. I felt good about holding out for a few years, and her account came with some provisions — which Riley came […]Read more "Happy Instagramming"
I find myself caught in one of those periods where I really just want to hug my kids tight and stop time. We’re in a good place right now. School is going well. Both kids are blossoming. Hockey is going well for Ryan, and we see a path for him to continue to play in […]Read more "Time To Follow My Own Advice"
No matter the age, from peewee to the NHL, many hockey practices end the same way — with a shootout contest. The players take turns skating in alone against the goalie. If you score, you remain alive and get back in line. If you miss, you head to the dressing room. I’ve watched Ryan take […]Read more "When ‘Filthy’ Is a Good Thing"
I was browsing old photos on Facebook this morning, searching for inspiration. That’s when I realized that seven years ago yesterday, I posted an album of our first (and thus far only) trip to Disney. Seven years! I can’t believe it has been that long. But even more than that, I can’t believe how successful […]Read more "#TBT: When We Did Disney"