Do you like rodents? OK, well skip those posts. How about extremely talented writers that blog about life and the challenges and beautiful moments of raising a neurologically diverse family. Meet Stimey of Stimeyland.com AKA Jean. One of my favorite things about visiting her site (which I do as often as I can) is her prominent saying, right under her picture. “Stimey believes rodents are funny, autism may be different than you think, and that if you have a choice between laughing and crying, you should always try to laugh—although sometimes you may have to do both.” I couldn’t agree more (well not so sure about the rodent thing) and I think about this often, especially when challenged. I will let you know more about her and her site through her about page, copied below.
by Stimey on March 2, 2007
Stimey is mom to Sam, born October 2001; Jack, born May 2003, and Quinn, born May 2005. She is married to Alex, who is an attorney. Stimey is a stay-at-home mom among various other part-time endeavors and jobs, including learning about parenting her autistic child (Jack). She officially joined Jack on the spectrum when she was diagnosed with Asperger’s in early 2012.
Stimey enjoys reading, writing, videography, zombies, Bob Dylan, and most things pop culture. She also likes small, amusing rodents.
Stimey’s work has been published in the following anthologies:
Email Stimey at: stimeyland at gmail.com or follow her on twitter:http://www.twitter.com/Stimey. In addition to Stimeyland and AutMont, Jean writes Autism Unexpected, a column at the Washington Times Communities. She is listed on Radical Parenting’s 50 Best Mom Blogs list.
Jean’s guest posts have been featured in many places around the internet, including Momicillin, Loser Moms, Diets in Review, and Magneto Bold Too. She has been the featured Woman of the Week two times on A Parent in Silver Spring for her work with AutMont and for the at-home Camp Stimey she runs with her kids each summer. Her writing is featured in several books, including the Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, Easy to Love but Hard to Raise, the Write for Charity anthology and Big Daddy’s Tales from the Lighter Side of Raising a Kid with Autism. She is regularly profiled online, including for the Parenting Connection, Momz Share, Laundry for Six’s Motivational Momma series, and Blogher.com.
Jean is available to speak on social media and autism. She is also available as a freelance writer. Please email stimeyland at gmail.com for details.
Feel free to tell her to get an offline life. Or to give her a book deal.”
If your not reading http://www.stimeyland.com, you should be!