About

Hi! My name is Judy. I’m a 41-year-old married mom of two from Richmond, Virginia.  I’ve been married for going on 23 years (Yes, to the same guy.).  I have two boys.  Jon is a bright, goofy, talented (violin, among other things), typical 11-year-old.  Jake is a sweet, clever, hilarious, and profoundly autistic 10-year-old.

When I find a few minutes for myself, I’m an avid reader, I love to cook, and I will watch just about anything on the Food network or HGTV.  I also design and create jewelry.  Theoretically to sell, but I’m much better at the creating part than the sales bit.  Wanna buy a bracelet?  (See, I told you I sucked.)

I feel that how you live your life and treat others is more important than what you believe.  I try to give everybody the benefit of the doubt.  I believe that people are basically good and most of us want the same things in life; safety, security, and a good life and opportunities for our children.

So, what can you expect to find here in Judyville?  Besides the occasional four-letter word, that is?  I’ll mostly share what’s going on in my world, so there will be a lot of family/kid/parenting stuff.  There will be some writing about autism, both about our own experiences and the bigger picture (the autism community, trends in research and treatment, etc.).  I’ll post new jewelry designs occasionally, pass along good recipes, and maybe even discuss (can one discuss by themselves??) books and music.  And sarcasm.  There will be lots of sarcasm.

It’s damn near impossible to find an affordable, qualified sitter for an autistic kid, not that I have the energy to get out if I could find and afford one, so I don’t get out much.  I’m hoping that this blog will fulfill all of my emotional and social needs.  Oh, and this is my first foray into the blogosphere, please be gentle with me.

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Connie Fogg-Bouchard  |  May 26, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Love you, Judy! Miss you lots! That abilify sure is great, isn’t it? Eric is on it now, too and yes, we are making HIM exercise more, too. He is 5’8″ and will be graduating from 8th grade June26th (we hope). The grades have been VERY iffy; the new IEP for high school is quite different than the middle school ones ever were. We have been lucky to have the input of the Ed Spc from Mass. Gen. Hosp helping us. She is just fantastic! She will continue to work with him through all three grades. Whew! Lots of hugs. hmmm… I should blog, too…=0)

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    • 2. Judy Acciarito  |  May 26, 2009 at 5:41 am

      Connie! *hugs* Oh my gosh, high school, yikes! I’m trying not to even think about middle school, let alone high school. Jake will be entering fifth grade in the fall. Denial is a wonderful thing. ;o)

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  • 3. barb  |  May 26, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Dear, no blog can ever fulfill all your emotional and social needs, that is why there is, booze, friends, and “toys” – not necessarily in that order! ; 0 )

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    • 4. Judy Acciarito  |  May 26, 2009 at 5:38 am

      You forgot Xanax!!!

      Reply

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