The Grief and Unease of Realizing Your Parents Are Aging

There is a time in all of our lives where we go from being taken care of (by our parents) to the role of caretaker.  There’s a sometimes-jarring moment of “I’m not the kid anymore” that can correspond with the realization that they’ll grow to be more dependent on...

A Letter To My Son’s Future Bully

October is when the world honors Breast Cancer Awareness, and as we paint the world pink for those 31 days, in the shadow lies another cause which deserves attention: National Bullying Prevention.  In my opinion, both causes are equally important.  Both have...

Traveling…with a side of Autism

When I was pregnant with my son, I envisioned a life of adventure.  Where he and I, side by side, would set out on quests that would take us to places far and wide.  We would sight-see our way through big cities, visit historic monuments, eat like the...

What No One Tells You About Your Late 40s

If you know me, and by now most of you do, I am a straight shooter.  I see things as they are and call them as they are.  With that said, I am not going to mince words here or sugarcoat the fuckery that is your late 40s.  Everyone tells you that your...