Got Compassion?

  “Oh I don’t know, Tourette’s can be kind of fun. I knew someone with TS and he would throw the “F” word around all the time,” the stranger said with a laugh. Silence. Suddenly I was bombarded by the image pain of Jake sticking his finger down his throat hundreds of times a day.Continue reading “Got Compassion?”

The Keepers of the Magic

This year Christmas will be very different in our family. For the first time in almost 19 years I don’t have to do as much sneaking around. Before your mind wanders to a wonderland that is clearly not G-rated, it has nothing to do with another man. Well, it kind of does – another manContinue reading “The Keepers of the Magic”

Memoir excerpt

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming memoir, He’s Not Broken: A Mother’s Journey to Acceptance. My son Jacob was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of six, and OCD at the age of eight. Just when we thought we had seen the worst of Jacob’s urges, a new one emerged that completely changedContinue reading “Memoir excerpt”