I’m No Superstar

I’m No Superstar is a blog for people like me who want to make a difference in the world but know they aren’t activists. Each post contains a social action idea that most of us could do, a book that’s worth reading, or a link to a website that offers other ideas. Oh, and it’s all introduced by a sometimes quirky story from my life.

A Pause for Autism

I’ve seen several announcements and Facebook posts about autism lately. So I thought I would interrupt the serialization of my I’m No Mother Teresa book to talk about autism for a few moments. Autism affects 1 in every 110 children. Moms and dads struggle to provide their children with the services and help they need

Routines Disrupted

My friend Christina helps me understand how difficult life can be with one autistic child. Imagine how life is with four of them. Now imagine how life is with four autistic kids after your home is destroyed in the middle of the night because a building near you exploded. That’s the situation the Metzger family

Did You End Up in Italy or Holland?

In church last week, my friend Christina—a mom of an autistic son—shared the following story to describe what being a mom in her situation means. As the mom of an older adopted child, and knowing the difficulties our daughter Joy had with her adopted children, I can say it applies to more than families dealing


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