I Don’t Want To Make Anymore Calendars, Does That Make Me A Bad Mother?

Warning this is depressing & humourless.  I advise you not to read it, unless you are interested in Autism &/or Depression. A year ago I convinced my two youngest not to buy the expensive glossy calendars because the school produced calendars would be more useful & I would reward them by getting nicer pictures of … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Make Anymore Calendars, Does That Make Me A Bad Mother?

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I Wrote A Poem; I Hate You All! – My family not my readers

I told my fish to stop their fighting & they bit each others tails. I told my kids to stop their fighting & my husband laughed in gales.   I asked the grey cat to please stop drinking my lovely cup of tea. Smokie looked solemnly at his water bowl then stared straight back at … Continue reading I Wrote A Poem; I Hate You All! – My family not my readers

Christmas in 40*C – Addendum

The Original The more eagle eyed of my readers may have noticed that Cat was missing from the light hunting photos.  And that Natasha's shorts are far too short (she's 13 and she could pass for 18, life is not fair for parents of girls). Cat had started house sitting for 3 days, 2 nights … Continue reading Christmas in 40*C – Addendum

KSP Challenge – The Wrong Question Part 2 Alex’s Guest Post.

This is Alex's piece for the challenge described in KSP Challenge. This year parents told Natasha how Santa Claus was a spirit that used them and other believers as helpers during the Christmas season. Unlike the rest of us, she was devastated, which has kinda left me confused and sad for baby sister. I don't … Continue reading KSP Challenge – The Wrong Question Part 2 Alex’s Guest Post.

Autism Is Hilarious, Cricket Not So Much

Sometimes when one of my children does something totally crazy; like refusing to stop pouring my drink even though I have already poured myself one; until I have to wrestle the can out of her hand; because her father told her to fill it to half. I think Autism is hilarious! Unless you have to … Continue reading Autism Is Hilarious, Cricket Not So Much

Christmas Planning Mistake No.1

Last year I made a stupid mistake, I know it is shocking that I could make a mistake.  Actually it's just that this is one that I have a. noticed, b. am not hiding and c. I'm writing about it. So the mistake, first the context. Every year I get the kids Advent Calendars.  This … Continue reading Christmas Planning Mistake No.1

Autism, Neurodiversity, Do We Need A New Language?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the name applied to individuals who have a particular neurological difference and myriad related symptoms.  At the core neurodiversity; having a wide variety of different ways of thinking, is good for the entire world.  Every person born with or without Autism has the potential to enrich his or her community.  Alternate … Continue reading Autism, Neurodiversity, Do We Need A New Language?