Category Archives: Viewpoints and stories

I was on the radio!

Well, Internet radio. My new friend Candace Craw-Goldman, who I met on my Sacred France trip, hosts a BBS radio show and blog called New Earth Journey. So, this is me dipping my big toe into the media pond, talking … Continue reading

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In Praise of Determined Mamas

A few years ago at an autism biomed conference someone told this story: Many years ago there were two warring factions that lived on either side of a treacherous mountain. One night, one faction crept through the dark and snatched … Continue reading

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The social network for autism moms

Here’s my thing with the puzzle piece:  You can’t connect two pieces that are identical.  You need a complement. This past weekend was the annual Bay Area Autism, ADD and ADHD Outreach Conference.  Last year I spoke about Connor’s recovery … Continue reading

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Romancing the Nerd, or Shhh! Go Back to Sleep

(I wrote this a couple of months ago and then sat on it. Pulled it out again…yup. Still feel the same way.) I am filled with inchoate emotions that resemble rage, outrage, disappointment and frank disbelief all zapped in the … Continue reading

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Favorite products

I spend a lot of time, money and energy grocery shopping.  Either, I’m highly inefficient, or my family of 5–including a 14 year old–eats a lot.  Here is a list of some of the things that make our gluten-free, allergen-free, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the gluten-free diet.

1.  Try it. 2.  Ummm…yup.  Try it.  That pretty much sums it up. I admit to my strong pro-GFCF bias.  It worked wonders for my kid.  According to the Autism Research Institute, the folks who brought the whole (formerly known … Continue reading

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Taking my own advice

So, Sunday I gave a little talk about how we took the road less traveled, blah-blah-blah, and came out the other end with a recovered kid. On Monday I had several appointments. The first was my own check-up with the … Continue reading

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