Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Party like a Penguin: the Ups and Downs of turning 12

My son turned 12 years old recently. I wish it was all happiness and rainbows, rather than a week of ups and downs; highs and lows; and tears...

So much snow…

Family Game Night, get a Clue!

As a family, we love to occasionally sit and play old-fashioned board games. It’s fun to actually communicate with our voices instead of texting each other. Yet, in...

Autism: Naughty, Nice or Bad to the Bone?

The first thing I always stress when talking as an Autism Mom is that Autistic children are just kids. At times, my son has bad behaviour induced by...

Ghosts of Halloween Past: Autism Tricks for Treats

Today is Halloween! Trick or treating with an Autistic child is challenging. Here’s a few tips I’ve learned from the ghosts of Halloween past. Firstly, try to keep the...

Lucky 13: Welcome to the Teen Years

Recently, my daughter K turned thirteen years old. I feel a little nostalgic this fine day. With the entire tribe coming together for our annual party, I reflect...

Thank-you Google and YouTube for Puking, Swearing and Bronies

My son is very connected. He loves Google and YouTube and usually it's harmless. However, sometimes he stumbles across something not quite appropriate for a child his age....

Spinning a Tale: Autism at the Amusement Park

One of the benefits of Autism is my son’s immunity to dizziness. He’s a fantastic spinner and he LOVES amusement parks. Green Mommy writing here. Spinning really fast for...

Dinner out with the Tribe: We came, We consumed, We conquered!

Dinner out with an Autism family is always such a spicy affair. Will it end in indigestion, humiliation, or leave us well satisfied? Today, we were served with...

Of Gods and Penguins: Singular Interests and Autism

At times, I feel like I'm stuck in a continuous loop. Life just keeps repeating and repeating…and repeating. Narrowed and singular interests are one of the most frustrating traits...
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