Single Motherhood

Single Motherhood served with a side of Autism

Friday, October 31, 2014

AuTASTIC Friday - "They Gave Me A List Of Nevers"

Today I bring you the story of Manny Dedmon, a high school football player on the autism spectrum who was recently crowned Prom King at Birdville High School in Richland Hills, Texas:

Photo Credit: WFAA Television

Manny's parents were told early on all of the things that Manny would never be able to do. How wonderful for them that Manny never listened.

Read the full story (and see the video) on WFAA Television's website.

You keep on keepin' on, Manny. Don't ever let anyone tell you what you'll never do.

Happy Halloween Friday! Take A Gander At These Awesome Costumes!

And yes, I just used the word "gander." You don't hear that one much anymore, unless you're a goose farmer or something. Anyway, here's some cool and/or funny Halloween costumes for your Friday viewing pleasure:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"I Love You" He Said, And My Reply Was "No"

I was perusing Reddit a while back (a favored pasttime that eats entirely too much of my day) and there was a lively discussion on the topic, "Worst Response to 'I love you.'"

Eric Foreman from "That Seventies Show" comes immediately to mind - remember this gem?


There were so many great, painful responses on that thread. These are a few of my personal favorites:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: My Dynamic Duo

He chose his costume first
And hers was a no-brainer
There they are, my dynamic duo
Not too many of the trick-or-treat years left
He's walking without her this year
Because she's going to hang with a friend
She's a teenager, and she does that now
So I'll just savor this picture
And know that they really are my dynamic duo
Perfect counterparts
And perfect siblings for each other

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Great, Big, Beautiful "I've Got A Book!" Post

Yes, you read that right!! 

I finally got my ass in gear and published the book that everybody keeps telling me I should have written. So here it is:

This is a collection of blogs (from three different blogging platforms across the years) along with some insights from my personal journals spanning the decade that I've been parenting this amazing child (and his equally amazing sister) and navigating the joy and pain and all-around craziness that makes up a world lived with autism.

I have two reasons I finally got this together: first, I've always told myself I would and most importantly, I'm trying to give my beloved David a birthday he'll never forget.

And Today In The News - Why Is There No Accompanying Video?

Full article here

Monday, October 27, 2014

Once Upon A Time, Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: The "And That's What You Get For Screwing People Over" Show

[Photo courtesy of ABC Television]

We begin in Storybrooke, with a short scene between Elsa, Emma and Hook that lets us know that Hook still likes Emma and still spends time with Henry just for fun. See, you Captain Swan shippers? It's all warm and wonderful and they even let him ever-so-slightly brush his upper lip against her cheek. Happy now?

During the scene we also learn that (a) Emma badly abuses her power as sheriff, detaining Will Scarlet without due course and refusing him even the decency of a nutritious meal and (b) she does know the Snow Queen after all because Sidney Glass snapped a picture of her arguing with the woman when she first came to Storybrooke - something that Emma has no memory of.