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 →

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 →

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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