Under Brave, See Autism

Two weeks ago, son #4, the one who falls on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, started college. For me, it was the fourth time I dropped a boy off at a faraway campus with vague promises of care packages and a reminder to buy a bus ticket for fall break. For my three older … Continue reading Under Brave, See Autism

The Incessant Ouch of the Revolving Door

Kids. They come, they go, they break your heart, and then they return, full of hugs and smiles. It's their job. It's what they do. Never is this more evident than when they're in college and beyond. Had I realized when I was their age that I was inflicting so much heartache on my mother … Continue reading The Incessant Ouch of the Revolving Door

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It's Spring Break season and Casa de Plate Spinner is open for business! Guests can relax in our clean, but cluttered accommodations, sleep in cramped quarters, luxuriate on the overstuffed couch in the family room while bonding over video games not enjoyed since Christmas break, and consume delectable homemade meals and snacks provided by the doting staff around the clock. … Continue reading No Vacancies