Tag Archives: Holidays

One Special Child
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In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d post a poem on gratitude from my chapbook, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2016. And yes, I’m terrifically grateful that FLP accepted my manuscript—even if … Continue reading

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Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash–November Update
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As I described back in April (you can read the post here), I’m celebrating my 50th birthday with a year of activities, challenges, and FUN designed to honor this milestone. I’m calling it Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, and so … Continue reading

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Summer Break
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It’s summer and my daughter Katie has a week off before summer school starts. So we are off enjoying the warm sand and ocean breezes while we can. We’ll be back tomorrow to sort through the chaos in our garage in … Continue reading

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Our iPad Adventure Begins
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As I wrote last week, my daughter Katie received an iPad for Christmas. It finally arrived on the 26th, and Michael 2.0 and Katie happily tore open the packaging to get at the plain white box. Michael set up the … Continue reading

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Christmas Surprises
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Christmas was very low-key and relaxing this year—a pleasant change from many holidays in the past. And no, if you are wondering: Michael 2.0 and I did not create any new traditions. We didn’t even spend Christmas together. He went … Continue reading

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The Season of Awe and Wonder
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I recently participated in a winter workshop on awe and wonder. Those words appear quite frequently at this time of year, and who could blame anyone for using them? They really are such lovely and inspiring terms. Awe and wonder – … Continue reading

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Rocking My World
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So yes, I met a guy—a smart, sexy, sweet man who, for lack of better words, rocks my world. He turned everything upside down the moment I met him, and he continues to do so on a regular basis. After … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Self-Love
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As I’m sure most of you are aware, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Since 2006, I’ve been a single parent. And while I’ve written in my blog about my angst over never having someone (read a man) shower … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013
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Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday season spent with family and friends. Katie and I are enjoying the last few days of her winter break. Or at least I am. Since Christmas, my daughter has been asking me every day to … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves Mr. F
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I didn’t think my decision on my daughter Katie’s classroom placement could get any more difficult. Then something happened that, if anything, left me even more conflicted than before. Katie adores her teacher, Mr. F. I adore him too. How … Continue reading

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