Author Archives: MarjH

I am a Domestic Engineer, Total Babe and SAHM to two boys with autism, ADHD, OCD and a variety of other acronyms. I was a band geek in high school, live vicariously through computers and prefer dogs to people, which means I have STELLAR social skills.

Autism:This One Goes to Eleven

Did you ever see This is Spinal Tap? Classic movie with Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Well, if you hadn’t, I’ll fill you in. There is this classic scene in the movie when Christopher Guest’s character shows Rob Reiner (yes, that Rob Reiner) a special amplifier that their band created….

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Home for the Holidays

Every year, my larger-than-life family gets together for holidays, just like the rest of the world. I have three brothers and three sisters and their spouses, plus multiple nieces and nephews, which¬† means a gathering with “just us” and it’s thirty to forty people. We used to take turns hosting the gatherings. Used to. As…

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Guilty

My husband and I are raising two boys on the spectrum with ADHD and a variety of other health issues. Some days are better than others, to say the least. The great days are really great and the bad days…well, let’s just say they are less than stellar. Today was one of the tough ones….

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You Don’t Need to Feel Sorry For Us

One things that saddens me about having kids with special needs is when folks tell you that they are “sorry” your children are disabled. I don’t mean to be ungrateful! I appreciate their concern, I really do. It’s just that I don’t consider my children a burden (Sure, they are HEAVY. They ARE finally gaining…

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