Living and Writing While Neurodivergent

If you feel like an outsider, you belong here. We can show the world that we are strong and capable, even if we’re a little different.

Welcome! I’m Shayna and I’m a Jewish neurodivergent author with three neurodivergent children. I’ve been through a lot and learned a lot and I’m here to share it all.

Check out my latest posts below!

  • Family Time

    My dad has been visiting since Wednesday. Hence the radio silence over here. Family time is important to us. But it’s also so tiring. It’s hard to find time for other things when family is the main focus. It was great seeing my dad. Since we moved four hours away, it’s been hard. And since…

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  • Understanding

    I’m finding it’s a fine line between wanting be seen as “normal” or just like everybody else, and wanting my differences and challenges acknowledged. I don’t want myself or my kids to be looked down upon or pitied, but I do want the reality of our autism and ADHD to be appreciated and not ignored.…

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  • Weekend of Chaos

    Well, to say this weekend was busy is definitely an understatement. Back-to-back hockey and ringette yesterday morning. Then another ringette game a few hours later. All were, of course, not in town either. So travelling was fun, too. Then another ringette game this morning. At 7:45am. And a Sukkot gathering in the afternoon. So yeah,…

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  • Challenges

    People don’t seem to “get it.” I – and my kids – didn’t choose to be neurodivergent. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but I won’t deny it makes life more challenging. It’s why I can’t have a 9-to-5 job. It’s why I can’t stand crowded spaces. It’s why I prefer to be alone.…

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