I need Incarnational Love for my child

I am terrible at learning languages. I quit Spanish 102 because I just couldn’t get it, even after summer tutoring, on-campus tutoring, getting help from the professor, and take-home tests. I was a failure and I gave up. I once heard an Autistic man describe Autism as being in a foreign country where you don’t … [Read more…]

5 things I wish people knew about ADHD

I have two kids with ADHD (one of my sons is also Autistic). The challenges that ADHD brings to our lives are very real, but every week I read articles that dismiss ADHD as an “imaginary illness,” dreamed up by “Big Pharma,” lazy parents, and overworked teachers in order to drug kids into submission. Before … [Read more…]

Letting in the Light

It was a personality test that broke me, a stupid internet quiz. My Myers-Briggs had never failed me before. ENFJ all the way, baby. Every description, no matter the unique context, (“What should you read next according to your Myers-Brigg personality test?” or “What your Myers-Briggs test says about what kind of friend you are?”) … [Read more…]

How do you love a Porcupine?

There is a delightful children’s book that I checked out of our local library once called,  How do you hug a Porcupine? The children throughout the book are shown hugging all sorts of animals (Bunnies! Dogs! Goats!) that are soft and cuddly (though…goats?) and easy to hug. But after each picture, the refrain is repeated, … [Read more…]