A Mother’s Day: Jodi Murphy

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No flowers. No candy. No brunch. I’m not a fan of what I like to call the “Hallmark Card” days as they seem forced and insincere. But I do love being a mother and a wife. My family is essential to my well-being and I celebrate them every, single day. Some days are stand outs and a ‘dream’ mother’s day would start with a hike with my son, a chance to hear his latest thoughts and insights—I just adore his Asperger brain and point of view!

Then we’d meet up with my husband and daughter for a homemade ‘American’ breakfast, meaning the full works—eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast—a favorite meal we only indulge in for a special occasion. Then it’s off to a movie…the more blockbusterish the better—super heroes, villains, explosions, and galactic edge of your seat action! After coming out of the theater, we notice that Woody Allen’s latest film is playing in 10 minutes. A quick nod of agreement and we’re all in for a double-header kind of day.

Afterwards, we cross the street to the nearest café where we do some post-movie analysis, laughing and talking and enjoying our time together.

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family-love

My husband typically goes to bed earlier than I do and in the winter when I come upstairs…there he is sound asleep with his body angled on my side so that the bed is warm when I get in!

THAT’S true love!

I am also so happy and honored that my children like to be with me and that they want my opinions and thoughts. I treasure that intimacy and trust.

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Hands down, “Child of Mine” by Carol King reflects how I feel about being a mom. I think Carol is a clairvoyant who jumped inside my brain and wrote my soul’s lyrics before I even became a mom! It’s been years since I’ve listened to this song and I cannot believe how it is a spot on reflection of my feelings of motherhood.

Although you see the world different than me
Sometimes I can touch upon the wonders that you see
All the new colors and pictures you’ve designed
Oh yes, sweet darling
So glad you are a child of mine

Child of mine, child of mine
Oh yes, sweet darling
So glad you are a child of mine

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**Jodi Murphy is a mother, autism advocate, social entrepreneur and founder of Geek Club Books. WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

**A Mother’s Day is a collaboration between Jodi Murphy and Jessica Wade with contributions by the marvelous Mighty League Moms. Jodi is the founder of Geek Club Books, autism storytellers through mobile apps for the social good.  Jessica is a married mother of four ‘genius’ children. She is a full-time working mama and runs a website and blog dedicated to her son, Micah, who is non-verbal with autism and congenital hypothyroidism. She is also Founder of MicahBoyGenius Foundation, a non-profit created to provide iPads to non-verbal children.

**Original photograph by Dave Murphy

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About Jodi Murphy

I am the founder of Geek Club Books, autism storytelling through mobile apps for awareness, acceptance and understanding. My mission is to use the art of storytelling and technology to entertain and educate for the social good. I am a 'positive' autism advocate, mother of an awesome adult on the autism spectrum, lifestyle journalist, and marketing specialist.

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