Rebecca Faye Smith Galli



Rebecca Faye Smith Galli is a freelance writer and columnist who resides in Lutherville, Maryland.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Pathfinders for Autism.  You can learn more about her and read more of her work at From Where I Sit.

Rigid and Right

It was Tuesday. Finally, we were back on our lunch-with-Mommy schedule and were ordering our usual McDonald’s lunch ... 

Trying Better

Her brother was jealous. “Do you think you’ll make it home in time for Madison’s birthday party?” I asked.  

Hiring a Caregiver: How to Ask the Right Questions

The search for good caregiver support can be a daunting task. Although there’s no magic to the process I’ve developed over the last 20 years, there are a few key ingredients.

Caregiver Questionnaire

Here's a useful questionnaire for interviewing potential caregivers.

Face Time

It was a Tuesday, a regularly scheduled Madison visit-and-lunch day. But it was also my birthday, and, well, I'm going to say it, the “birthday from hell."

Mindful Meetings

Tomorrow is the day. I hope I'm ready for it. Nine of us will gather around the table and for one last time make a set of goals for Madison.