Autism Parenting

Our journey as a family with our autistic eldest daughter

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Autism Parenting

Dear Sad Mama, You Are Not Alone

Hey Sad Mama, I see you. I hear you. You are not alone, truly you aren’t. They say it’s good to talk, that a problem shared is a problem halved. They say we need to get out of our heads and put our mental health problems out there for all to see. They say we […]

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Autism Parenting

High Functioning Autism Through Polly’s Eyes

I wrote this piece because I wanted to try and convey what high functioning autism is like through Polly’s eyes. We sat together and read it, and I was fully expecting her to ask me to change some (most) of it. Instead she looked at me and said “mummy, I love it, it’s exactly how […]

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Autism Parenting

When Your Eldest Child is Autistic

When your eldest child is autistic things don’t follow the standard format. You can’t rely on them to lead the way for your other kids, and some days, it hurts like hell. Oh I know what you’re thinking. That I should lower my expectations, and not put too many demands onto any of their shoulders […]

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Autism Parenting

Home Educating Three Children Almost Broke Me but it’s Better than the Mainstream Schooling Alternative and I Wouldn’t Have Life Any Other Way

There is no denying that home educating three children is the hardest thing I’ve ever done (and I’ve had a colourful, interesting past) At this point in our lives though, I honestly would not have it any other way. I appreciate that this might sound like an oxymoron, so let me go back to the […]

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Autism Parenting

How We Helped our Autistic Daughter Sleep Through the Night After Years of Severe Sleep Deprivation

If your child does not sleep through the night, you are going to love this article! Until very recently I was lucky to get four or five broken hours shut eye… Anyone who follows this blog will already know that severe sleep deprivation has been a major part of mine and hubby’s lives the entire time […]

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