Month: December 2015

Autism Parenting

A Blow To The Head

I woke up with a pounding head and bleary eyes this morning. Being an autism mama, I’m used to the lack of Zzzz’s, but I was shocked when the wearable I got for Christmas told me I’d had just eleven minutes deep sleep (which is what counts) the entire night. Eleven. Fucking. Minutes! No wonder […]

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Reflections on 2015
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Reflections on 2015

For some inexplicable reason, years ending in five have all been pretty hard work my end. 1995: the year I left home at the tender age of 15. 2005: the year I cut ties with my entire family. 2015: the relentless one thing after another-ness has been exceptionally challenging. BUT! That is the most I’m going […]

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Mental Health

Are You Running Away From Your Life?

“No-one gets as trashed as we do for the fun of it. We do it because we’re running away from our lives!” The first time I realised that I might be running away from my own life occurred after an all-weekend clubbing session back in 2001. I was sitting with my dear friend in an […]

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paleo nut free chocolate cupcakes
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Paleo Nut Free Chocolate Cupcakes (GF, DF, RSF)

These paleo nut free chocolate cupcakes are so moreish, but be warned, one is never enough! We made a wonderful group of friends when we did NCT classes during my first pregnancy. Six odd years (and twelve kids between us) later, those friendships are still going strong. We don’t get to see each other nearly […]

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Mental Health

It’s a Self-Preservation Thing!

I used to be so passionate about the state of the world. So vocal about the injustices. I would get into heated debates about my theories. If in the wrong company I’d get shot down in conversation and told that certain things were just unfortunate coincidences. I didn’t follow the 2000 US general election at […]

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