Call for Autism Angel Submissions


To promote Autism Awareness Month last year, I featured a series of posts about individuals who have helped my son on his autism journey.  I wanted to celebrate and thank the angels in our lives whose skill, kindness, dedication, patience, and support have helped get Barrett to where he is today. This year, I thought I would feature guest posts from other writers about their Autism Angels.  If you have or know an autism teacher, therapist, parent, or respite provider who has touched your life, or the life of  someone you love who lives with autism, I’d love to feature them on my blog during the month of April.  The submissions can be in a traditional essay or interview format and contain links.  I’d also like to feature pictures.  If you’re interested, please email me at  I will accept submissions from March 15th to April 15th.

To read about our Autism Angels, please click on the links below:

Cindy Pruitt:


Jodi Hammond:

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Bobbi Jo Corcoran:


Alicia Harris:


Jackie Moore:

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Several of my fellow bloggers periodically share with their followers what they’re reading, eating, watching, etc.  When I first started blogging, I sort of did this with my “Things to be Excited About” posts, but I stopped writing those, because the title started to bug me.  A year later, I still haven’t come up with a clever and original LKM title for these posts, so I’m going to unabashedly borrow the “Currently” label.  Currently, I am…

Reading.  As I mentioned in my FTSF post last week, I have been indulging in quite a bit of reading to help me get through the winter.  I read SoulSpace by Xorin Balbes, which was recommended to be by Kelly McKenzie, and it was fabulous.  I read it in conjunction with the Life Channing Habit of Typing Up, and the two books really motivated me to get my act together (more below).  I just finished Family Pictures by Jane Green, and although it was good, it was not what I thought it was going to be – and the ending is cheesy.  IMG_20150227_125421_013 (3)I’m getting ready to start A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner for my book club.  I’ve been book club-less for about two years and, finally, someone has taken pity on me and invited me to join.  I’m so excited!


Listening.  My thirst for good books cannot be quenched by reading alone alas, I’m also an audio book junkie.  I’ve just listened to three very different books.  Queen Bees and Wannabes is all about adolescent girls and their relationships.  Oh, it was a frightening read.  My heart aches for my daughter, as she gets ready to tiptoe around the landmines of middle and high school.  The book about tidying that I referenced above is fantastic!  (It’s a very brief read or listen.) I was emptying closets as I listened, so motivated was I.  I’m still going – and it feels great.  I will leave you with a little preview below of the current state of my office, ten days after I purged.  I’m so excited.  It feels great!  Future post about organizing (yes, I am seriousJ).  Finally, I listened to a fantastic Johnathon Tropper novel, The Book of Joe.  I think Tamara is the one who recommended that to me?  I think I’m going to read all of Tropper’s backlist.  I loved it.  Continue reading Currently