It’s My Baby’s Birthday!

I gave birth to my son, who teaches me about life.

Mother duck and baby duckling.
Photo by Hussain Badshah on Unsplash

My second son was born twenty-three years ago today. His lessons for me have given my life meaning in the way only a child with special needs can. I was his first student, followed by the rest of our family. I’m grateful for the generosity his experience of autism has produced in our lives. We are better people because he is ours.




I share and explore my identity as an Indian-American woman through family stories, spices and more, combing the “foreign” with the familiar, in pursuit of inspired delight.

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Punita shares her musings about midlife, her immigrant family, and life at the intersection of disability and diversity. She loves history, words, and culture.

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