Parenting teenagers is exhausting. HostileWit addresses parenting pseudo neuro-typical girls and a son on the autism spectrum with a side of seizure disorder. The children are equal parts maddening and astonishing. Let’s share parenting triumphs and family idiocy together.
Is It Ever a Good Decade to Have a Baby? Any Good Ideas to Make a New Mother Paranoid? I dedicate this post to new mothers everywhere. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, but especially to first time moms. My mother smoked a half pack of cigarettes each day she was pregnant with me. As […]More
Picky Eaters Are Extremely Annoying I understand when my child turns up her nose at completely foreign food (foreign to her, that is.) I’d probably balk at someone serving me a fruit bat or some such. Even if it was covered in chocolate. I have standards, people. I even empathize with the little fussy punks. I […]More
Do You Need a Doctor’s Note? I took my daughter to the Pediatric Dermatologist yesterday. I’ve been in this particular children’s hospital setting dozens of times with my son, but never with my daughter. It’s weird taking the medically-uninitiated child, the “healthy” one, to the doctor. You take for granted what each child’s experience is […]More
Susan Boyle, the middle-aged Scottish singer who stumbled upon fame after competing brilliantly on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009, told an interviewer a few days ago that she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. Susan is an aspie! I smiled at the thought of another role model for my son. […]More