Kicking it up to Max Velocity

One of the challenges of raising a child on the autism spectrum is finding books and movies that my son can relate to. In the last few years there has definitely been a leap in media representation of people on the autism spectrum and with ADHD, but it's certainly not enough given the recent rise... Continue Reading →

Let it go, Elsa.

Ive been realizing something over the last few months. A lot of my parenting journey has been about letting go of my expectations and paying attention to my kids' needs. Reading that sentence back to myself makes it sound simple, like it shouldn't take years and years to figure out. Like I shouldn't have to... Continue Reading →

Reel life

Last month we took E, 7, and M, 4, to their first movie in the theatre. We've offered to take E many times in the last 3 years, but his anxiety around new experiences and fear that the movie would have unexpected scary parts have always stopped him from going. Finally, we found out that... Continue Reading →

We deserve care, too

As a parent of a high needs child it can be easy to forget to care for myself. I can spend the whole day servicing my kid. Even when he is at school I could be filling out forms or researching ASD programs and therapies. I have done that and it is exhausting. I am... Continue Reading →

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 →

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