Guest Challenge – Tabby’s Turn

Tabitha. I set a homework assignment for Tabitha because she wanted to practice creative writing. The task: A 59 word story containing the word - 'Flow'. The result: I felt the waters of the ocean flow past me, leading me to somewhere unknown. I opened my eyes for the first time and saw a bright … Continue reading Guest Challenge – Tabby’s Turn

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The Other Woman

Why have you deserted me, why run to Her? Our life may be humdrum, but what's the great lure? Cherise was so loving, never far did she stray, Now at the Granny flat she tries to stay! I lost all my children; one, two, three, four... For the sweets or the freedom or perhaps something … Continue reading The Other Woman

Autism 101- Digestive Problems

Best explanation I’ve run across. This site is filled with easy to read explanations of difficult concepts.

A Is For Aoife Not Autism

Greetings earthlings! 🙂

Today I’m going to discuss the issue of digestive problems for people on the spectrum- but don’t worry, I’ll stick to the science! I won’t regale you with any personal tales on this occasion 😛 😉

Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are among the most commonly associated conditions with autism.

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Evidence suggests that autists may be over 3.5 times more likely to suffer from issues such as diarrhea, constipation, food allergies, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases (i.e. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).

I know- not the most pleasant of subjects, but we can all be adults right? 😉

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Joking aside- these are serious issues for people with autism, especially for children. Autists are already sensitive to such stimuli as sound and touch. Adding GI discomfort to the mix can make things so much more difficult. The associated pain from these conditions can worsen…

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Am I Too Sophisticated to be Funny?

I have been sorting through my website; trying to remember what I have written and posted and what I've written & lost somewhere.  Now I can look for stuff and when I find it I will know what to do. But my point is I have noticed something.  My readership seems to be dwindling, but now … Continue reading Am I Too Sophisticated to be Funny?

I Can’t Be Underwater It’s February

This is the third post in a row that was written on paper as a single thought a week and a half ago. Of course I can make 3 posts out of a single thought; look at how many posts I've made containing no thoughts at all.  If you don't believe me, read them. Myah … Continue reading I Can’t Be Underwater It’s February

The Weather Has Gone Insane

Okay it's not the same batty time, my mega nap raged out of control, 1 hour became 4.  Why oh why won't my family use their evil noise powers for good instead of evil. Now if this is going to make any sense you must read Is Summer Southern Winter? because if I have to write … Continue reading The Weather Has Gone Insane

Is Summer Southern Winter?

Reading all the winter blogs I was struck with a realisation; actually I tend to come to this realisation all the time but until recently I didn't have a forum to rant about it.  My children & husband are easily bored and in the case of my children vociferous in their disinterest, Gav just looks … Continue reading Is Summer Southern Winter?

Valentine Needed; Desperately!

For our family Valentine's Day started yesterday when Charlie sent two red chiffon bags of dog chocs & yogurt drops to his favourite person F. (my support worker)'s Cavalier spaniel damsels.  When shown photos he adores Indie; the younger one. And is not that interested in Poppy the grumpy one. Not the actual photos of … Continue reading Valentine Needed; Desperately!

Double Theft; I’m Out of Control.

I'm at it again, stealing ideas from other people and presenting them on my blog.  I am a terrible person.  Shut up kids, I'm not talking about my parenting, go to bed before it gets any worse.  Good that's motherhood done for the day. Okay, so the guy at Planet Simon  is writing a series on … Continue reading Double Theft; I’m Out of Control.