My meandering road through life includes three hilarious little boys (Alex, Zach, and Harrison). My oldest, Alex, has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, autism, PDD-NOS–you can research at Autism Speaks).

This blog is a collection of our adventures and my thoughts about life in general. It’s also tribute to Alex my survivor, nay, my thriver–who started life with half of a diaphragm, struggling to breathe, and who now climbs to the top of rock walls. I would do just about anything to help this boy (and believe me, I can back that up).

So you know, Alex has PDD-NOS. (Debate on your own if that’s technically autism. I don’t have time for that sort of conversation.) Every kid is different anyway. I don’t pretend to understand what other people go through when managing autism, and I know other people don’t really understand what I go through; and that’s okay. I can say that my life is entertaining (an understatement), and I hope that my view of reality will entertain you too.

I must emphasize my love and gratitude for my other two boys. They are wonderful little men with distinct personalities, and they are inseparable in my heart. I also have two darling step-daughters who make our family complete. Together the five of them encompass my joy.

Hopefully, you will gain some understanding and ideas for the many families and caregivers who struggle daily with exceptional children like Alex. His birth biography is an amazing story:

Story of a Survivor

If you’d like to know more about me, personally (oh, I know you do. . .), visit my blog entry about. . .well. . .me:

And BTW:

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4 Responses to “About”

  1. Cheri Says:

    Hi, just found you site today and I love it! My son Alex has ASD, he’s (almost) five.
    Hope to see more of you – I just followed you on twitter, got your name from MomItForward…

    Cheri 🙂

  2. Julee,

    I stumbled across your blog and immediately made a contribution to ARI. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know (I too can back it up). Be well,


    PS—Your blood should return to it’s normal temperature soon. Sorry.

  3. Tim Says:

    I try to help people understand the links between foods, chemicals, vaccines and Autism in my new book. Live Smart. You have a great blog and an excellent perspective on life. You got my vote for Bloggers choice awards. You can check out my health blog at
    I wish you all the best.

  4. Amanda Says:

    Dear Parent:
    We are seeking volunteers to participate in a research study about what it’s like to grow up with a sibling who has autism. Do you meet the following requirements?
    1. Are you the parent of at least two children?
    2. Does one of your children have an autism spectrum disorder?
    3. Does one of your children not have an autism spectrum disorder?
    4. Is your child without autism between the ages of 8 and 18 years?
    If so, please consider volunteering by clicking on the link below. The survey will take approximately 45 minutes to complete and may be taken at a computer of your choice that has internet access. The first part of the survey will be taken by you. The second part will be taken by your child that does not have an autism spectrum disorder.
    If you would like to volunteer to take this survey, please click on
    and read the consent information at the beginning of the survey. We will not collect your name or that of your child. However, there is a potential risk of loss of confidentiality in all email, downloading, and internet transactions.
    If you have any questions, please contact Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D., Principal Investigator at or 940-898-2315 at Texas Woman’s University.
    Thank you,
    Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D.

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