Cathy Burke

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Cathy Burke

Stories by Cathy Burke

My son Eric was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder or APD; I find this name ironic because I would have described his problem as Attention...
I hear Eric’s incessant screams: “momm-mee!” from across the house. I cannot ignore them. I cannot react. I just want to make it stop. I need to...
When I first moved to our idyllic suburban neighborhood six months pregnant, I imagined the cul de sac of my own youth. There were so many young...
Once upon a time I was in control of my sleep. I went to bed when I was tired, slept as long as I needed, and awoke without an alarm. Even when I did...
I never liked the expression: “mama’s boy.” It always sounded more like a put-down than a description, bringing to my mind some...
Now that my kids are not babies anymore I have some time to work on their baby scrapbooks. Just yesterday I gathered some remains of “blankie...
After six long weeks of torture, I took my son Eric out of kindergarten. Apparently, with a late-summer birthday, he was a “borderline”...