There’s those big important talks we need to have with our kids. The birds and the bees, death, anti-racism….. neurodiversity. I’ve always been a strong advocate of telling your children their diagnoses. It is a part of them. It is a sense of understanding. It is an explanation for how they see and experience the… Continue reading Having… THE TALK
When I was a kid, one of my favourite set of toys was a collection of bouncy balls. Yes. There was great satisfaction on the repeated bounce and catch sounds and sensations. And it was totally awesome watching and learning about the different ways they would bounce by how you threw them, what the surface… Continue reading Functional toy play…
I hate mornings.. Like really truly do. If I could stay up until 2 am every day, but get to start the day climbing out of bed at 9.. 9:30, my life would be significantly better. I hate waking up and having light hit my eyeballs for the first time. Ow. I hate cold floors.… Continue reading Please, just get in the car..
I meant to start this blog by writing daily. We’ll get to time management another day… We had a friend pass. No, not covid. But Covid sure didn’t make anything easier. But grief… You’d think by now in life, one would have gained more understanding of how to cope, how to feel and share the… Continue reading Grief.
When the kids mess around and wreck your awesome plan. Does this happen to you? You get a fun, heart warming, memory making idea to do with your kids. It’s special. Usually for me it’s cosy and cuddly or it’s creation based. Think: build a fort and cosy up with all the blankets and pillows.… Continue reading Disappointment and Frustration merge
I’ve spent the past almost decade saying “I should have been diagnosed”. Through deep delving into my own psyche and experiences, long conversations with like-undiagnosed friends, and brief back-and-forth with my sister and mother; it felt so relatable. I was an extremely sensitive, overly shy, highly imaginative, fiercely independent kid. I was selectively mute. I… Continue reading The Journey to Diagnoses: Childhood
I think the best self-care thing I have EVER- like ever-ever- done for myself was installing a locking knob on my bedroom door. Our ensuite had one, but there is still so much sensory overload hiding in a bathroom with sunlight streaming in the window, at least one kids bangs on the door echoing through… Continue reading Mommy needs a break!!
Is there anything more sensory overload than becoming a mom for the first time? Even spending that first 40 weeks learning to give your body over to another HUMAN that is growing INSIDE you: it does not prepare you for the transition to parenthood. Labour, Caesarean, Epidural, Med-free, Adoption- however you went through the process,… Continue reading becoming a mom
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