(Don’t) Hit me Baby One More Time

What is the appropriate reaction to being hit by your own child? Most experts say to stay calm. Besides the fact that I have a temper and hate being hit, threatened, and yelled at so have very little chance at staying calm, I don't know if it's the right approach. We're supposed to stay calm... Continue Reading →

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 →

Out of Vulnerability

Note: this is something I wrote many weeks ago that I thought I would never publish. It was the end of a long day at the end of a long week and I wrote from a very raw place. I knew that wasn't the mindset from which to choose to publish something for all the... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Loud!

You guys, my life is LOUD (and obviously, I watch a lot of Busy Philipps' instagram stories). Or maybe I should rephrase that, my kids are LOUD. My beautiful, wild boy reacts strongly to every unexpected thing, which means a lot of screaming, shouting, and panicking. My beautiful, wild girl reacts strongly to her brother's... 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 →

These are my confessions…

Confession time... I write this not for pity or to ignite anger that you take out on the comment section, just to round out the experience of motherhood that I share here. So, my confession. . . I don't know if I'm a great mom. Every mother has guilt and I am not immune. I... 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 →

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