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Teaching While Autistic

May 11, 2017 Heather 0

I used to write this blog under a pseudonym to hide all of the personal aspects of my life from my career. About a year ago I decided to use my real name and be proud of who I am. Now that my job applications are out there again, though, Read More

Not Quite Neurotypical

February 21, 2017 Heather 0

Heather was born into normal (sea) society.  She knew early on that she was different from the other people.  They had different hobbies.  Many picked on her and she didn’t know how to make friends. They always asked why she was always so angry, even though she felt happy.  But Read More

Exploring

January 31, 2017 Heather 0

Isaac and I got home today just before the sun went down. Instead of going right inside to hermit, we went out behind our apartment to play in the grass. It was so quiet and we explored.   He felt the texture of the dry grass and how little broken Read More

Reality

January 23, 2017 Heather 0

I take a lot of pictures of Isaac and I post the ones that are my favorites, whether he’s just really cute or it shows his growth.  I posted the one above a few weeks ago of Isaac exploring his growing reading corner (still incomplete).  It was an adorable moment Read More

Naps and Cuddles

January 16, 2017 Heather 1

I am hiding in the bathroom right now with Oakley to see if you’ll settle down without Mama in sight and take a nap. You do this perfectly well, sleeping for 2-3 hours, every day at daycare. At home you prefer to sleep on me: The other night when Daddy Read More

What now?

November 9, 2016 Heather 0

My family will survive the next four years. I can say that with some confidence because we’re straight, white, middle class, don’t have pre-existing conditions, and don’t get out too much. It might not be comfortable, but we will survive. I can’t say the same for many of my friends. Read More

Kinder Voting

November 7, 2016 Heather 2

My Kindergarteners are participating in a mock election at school today. I was really looking forward to being there for it, but Isaac got sick at daycare again. There’s nothing like being stuck under a feverish baby to make time for blogging.  We found out about the election last Wednesday Read More

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