Racial Microaggressions in the South

The racial climate in the United States has always been tense. I believe we’ve reached another tipping point, and things are exploding. I moved down south almost two years ago because of the low cost of living and the opportunity to provide a better life for my children as a single parent on a fixed income. I, with God’s help of course, was able to purchase a beautiful home in a great … [Read more...]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? How You Can Make the Holidays Easier for Parents of Autistic Children

Thanksgiving is next week, and many are looking forward to the good food and fellowship, especially with fun and silly videos like this one floating around social media. However, holidays can be a time of anxiety and trepidation for parents of special needs children, specifically autistic children. There are many reasons. Families don’t understand the odd behaviors of autistic children. They don’t … [Read more...]

25 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

I don’t think anything can prepare you for marriage. Yes, you receive advice from married couples in your life and you go through marriage counseling for several months, but nothing really prepares you to join with and become one with a person for what you think will be the rest of your life. As I reflect on my marriage to my late husband, I have regrets. I was naïve about many things. I wish … [Read more...]