About Portia




My real name is Rachele (there, you got it out of me!*).  I am 31 years old and in 31 years, I feel I have lived a thousands lives and at least 12 deaths.  I am a Registered Nurse, a mother, a wife, a fighter, and a writer. This is my space to share my stories with the world: my stories about surviving cancer, growing up in a harsh and ugly environment, running away from that hell and joining the navy, falling in love and marrying my best friend, and falling in love with him a second time, and mostly and most of all — the adventures of having a child with Autism and ADHD.

All of my stories are as true as I remember them, but the brain is a very interesting thing, and if there is one thing that has never ceased to amaze me, our perspectives become our reality.  These are my stories, true to the best of my knowledge.

Thank you for taking a time to learn about me.


Side-Note: For your clarification, “*” indicates the use of sarcasm everyone on this website. Heads up: there will be a lot of it.*


13 responses to “About Portia

  1. I truly love your blog. It takes a great deal of courage to go out there in the world and share your story. You have a child with autism. I have autism myself. I went from being an extremely frightened little child, who didn’t understand anything of the world around me, to a confident person who knows what she needs to manage her life. I have nominated you for the ‘Liebster Award’. You can learn more about this award in my post: http://remrov.wordpress.com/awards/
    I wish you a wonderful weekend and keep on blogging.

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  2. I’m so glad you found me because now I’ve found you. What great stories you have here. Asperger’s is the wildest ride I never thought I’d take. But I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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    • It is a wild ride!!! And just too much fun!!! Lots more funny, honest, and true stories coming, I promise, I’ve got twelve years of ausome-ness! Xoxo! I’m glad I found you.


  3. Thank you for following my blog! I am so happy to meet another mom who is more about autism acceptance than autism treatment (scary, dehumanizing treatments). Mothers like you and I need to get the word out that people like Jenny McCarthy don’t speak for us. It is so discouraging to type “autism” into Google and only get propaganda, suggestions about harmful therapy to “detoxify” and “recover” my child, and judgement for choosing to immunize my child. Look forward to reading more!

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  4. Hello, thank you for following my blog. I see that we have something in common……autism!!! Please do keep in touch, and I will do the same 🙂

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  5. Hi, Rachele! I’m so happy to meet you. In just one person, you combine three or four of my favorite people! Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to exploring your posts here.


    • 😂Thats so funny because I feel like I’m being pulled in at least 3 or 4 different directions at the same time! One of those medieval stretch torture table devices comes to mind. Really.

      Despite the fact that life is, undoubtably, CRAZY, I am constantly reminded of our many blessings, and even when it’s crazy and hard, humbly grateful for everything we’ve been given.


  6. I thank you so much for your kind words on my poem and your desire to reblog it. I’ve just followed your blog. It is very interesting and imformative, and I enjoy reading what you’ve written very much 🙂


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