Scrapbooks and the Truth

I’ve been scrapbooking since my oldest daughter was 12 years old. 23 years. When I first started, I had all the pictures from our life as a family with three kids, along with pictures for my husband and I from our growing up years. At first I used scrapbooks from the scrapbook store with page […]

No Longer a Hero Mom and Dad

Lately I’ve been feeling disoriented. Flailing around a bit. A weight has been lifted off. In a sense, I’ve lost a part of my identity. Now, no one around us knows that we spent 25 years raising children with autism. Unless we tell them. We can pass as parents who have raised ordinary children. We […]

Touching Yarn

I wanna go to Michael’s. In person. I wanna touch some yarn. I wanna go to Horrock’s and look at flowers. And touch them. Smell them. Be there in person.

The Ugh Year

A year of Covid restrictions. Covid fighting. Covid death and sickness. Covid mean-spiritedness. 570,000 dead now, depending on your source. This is probably an undercount. When the new year turned, I was angry. Angry that Trump refused to take this seriously. That he purposely used the fights about Covid for political gain. That he spread […]

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