I’m a mom, a blissfully no-longer-practicing lawyer and a former adjunct associate professor of legal research and legal writing at a local university. I am married to the fantastic, patient and handsome Hubs (a/k/a Mr. ProfMomEsq, a/k/a Papa Bear). We have two children, ages 8 and 17. The oldest is in college. The youngest is autistic and attending third grade in a self-contained autism-specific classroom. I work in the technology sector now as an operations manager. My own life may be a tornado of toys, unfolded laundry and a half-finished to-do list, but I can balance your budget, build your PowerPoint deck, design your website and organize your meeting with nothing but a WiFi connection.
This blog started in 2012 as a collection of my random thoughts, observations, opinions and rants about motherhood, career and parenting. I used to disclaim an intent to stick to particular themes or topics. But, as the blog evolved, it became more and more about parenting and – in particular – parenting my autistic daughter. The blog continues to be one part documentary, one part therapy and one part comedic relief. (For me, anyway; no one gets my jokes. If you do get them, can I have the name of your therapist?) As I continue to write, I hope to also become a resource for parents on a similar journey, connecting parents to other parents, important resources and autistic persons who blaze a trail our children can follow toward a bright, fulfilling future.