Expecting chaos can bring calm

Last post I wrote about the struggles we have around holidays. I started writing this post on boxing day to reflect on how Christmas went for our family. First off let me say that last year was a wake-up call for us. E was impatient, overwhelmed, and highly disregulated which led to tantrums and loud... Continue Reading →

Merry and NOPE.

I haven't written in awhile. I didn't know how to go about it. Things have been hard lately and sometimes it seems like our son's tantrums are getting worse and/or more frequent. We are in and out of survival mode and the last thing I want this blog to be is a place for me... Continue Reading →

The gifts of Autism

I haven't posted for awhile. It has been a rough few months. Between our children's behaviour and my husband and I struggling with our own mental health, my brain has felt like a fog. It has been hard to know what to write and where the line is between helpful sharing and whining. In reality,... Continue Reading →

Miss Manners this is not

Here's a question, which I have no definitive answer to, is it important for children to fit into our society's social constructs and expectations? Sometimes I think "YES! It is definitely important" and other times I don't know. Having an asd child who lacks a social filter and doesn't fit into all situations has made... Continue Reading →

Being present in discomfort

I am currently sitting on a step outside my local library watching my son cry and pace and moan. He doesn't like me to come close to him during his fits, so I wait nearby and watch to ensure his safety. I am ensuring my safety too, he has already pushed me once during this... Continue Reading →

The Patriarchy Kills my Vibe

I have been following the Kavanaugh saga. I am not American. I am not a sexual assault survivor. I am simply a woman who wants to be validated as an important part of society. And yesterday confirmed that a lot of people in power in a powerful country (the majority of which are privileged white... Continue Reading →

I’m a good (enough) mom

E has always been a challenging child especially with me. Sometimes only with me. Yet when he gets upset, he does not want to be comforted by me. Dad? yes. Auntie? yes. Grandmas, Grandpas, education assistants? yes, yes, and yes. But not me. Even as a baby he would struggle in my arms if i... Continue Reading →

Keep on Truckin’

E was difficult to assess, not in the official autism assessment, but all the others leading up to it. We would get into an office full of toys that didn't need to be shared, with two adults who's sole focus was him and, shockingly, his behaviour was perfect. On one hand this makes me smile... Continue Reading →

Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO

Those who know me are shocked. But Jenny, how did you get such a prestigious position without a university degree? Well, this CEO is fairly new in his field, I was at the right place at the right time, and DNA tests have confirmed that I am biologically constructed for the position.¬†Also, this particular CEO... Continue Reading →

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