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one of those days
Autism Parenting

No Matter How Dark Our Days Get We Must Never Lose Hope 

“I hate you, and wish you weren’t part of our family.” Screamed 3yo Freddy, in another one of his rages. It was fuelled by me insisting that he went to the toilet when he got up this morning. I know, what a terrible mama right? Anyone who has lived with a threenager will know how […]

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chronic stress
Autism Parenting

Chronic Stress: An Autism Family’s Elephant in the Room

Yesterday was International Day of Happiness. You would never have known in my house, it was more like yet another day of chronic stress. This is doubly ironic given how my last blog was all about how well we are doing. How it feels like we’ve turned an elusive corner with our 7yo autistic daughter […]

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kindness challenge
Autism Parenting

Our Kindness Challenge Advent Calendar to Countdown to Christmas

We’ve never done chocolate advent calendars here, and our elf on the shelf experience was an absolute nightmare. Seriously, it was so bad that she got sold on eBay last week. This year we’re giving something completely different a go, and the children will have kindness challenges to complete each day.    I’ve already decided that my […]

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Autism Parenting

The Trouble With Autism

We’ve had a crap week, they happen to everyone, and once you have kids you come to expect them every now and then. The trouble with autism is that your definition of a good week is what most other families would consider to be a crap one. When you’re an autism family, there is no capacity […]

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