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Entries by Emma Nicholson from 12/2013

Autism and the Holidays

| Posted 12.16.2013 | Parents

My advice to parents of younger children with autism is to just go with it and not try to make a picture perfect holiday. Your family is unique and whatever way you can make it fun and happy for all of you is the right way.

How I Found Fun Again After Years Of Being A Dullard

| Posted 12.19.2013 | Fifty

Earlier this year, I turned 50. It was mostly a non-event as I've been telling people I am 50 since I was 42. Adding years to your actual age always elicits a 'you look good for your age' response and I am not against shortening my life span for a compliment.

Getting Over Feeling Invisible After 50

| Posted 12.23.2013 | Fifty

I began to realize I had acquired a cloak of invisibility when it came to men a few years before I turned 50. I was no longer on the receiving end of the prolonged glance, the admiring wink, or, hell, even an acknowledgement I was in the same breathing space as a male of the species.

Why I Bought My 80-Year-Old Mother a Tiara

| Posted 12.30.2013 | Fifty

I decided this Christmas to give her something to remind her of how special she is and how much fun there is yet to be had...

Advice for Women Dealing With Heartache

| Posted 12.31.2013 | Women

My 18-year-old daughter is going through a really rough time these days and my heart is just breaking for her. I do not know how to fix her troubles but I did share with her these traditional ways of dealing with a crisis situation.