kindness challenge

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 word for 2017 is going to be kindness For a multitude of reasons, but ultimately because we need more of it in the world, and especially so in my little family. It will be great for the kids to consciously think about doing nice things …

We Need to Stop Fighting Over Who Has it the Hardest 

We Need to Stop Fighting Over Who Has it the Hardest 

Earlier this week I posted an article about how hard it is not being able to take my autistic daughter’s sadness away (you can read it here if you like). Don’t get me wrong, there are many other things that are hard. As my children grow older though, I’m learning that the very hardest thing is seeing them suffer (in any capacity) and not being able to do a damn thing about it. I was feeling super low I posted the blog on one of the home ed Facebook groups I’m part of. Lots of parents in the group have autistic …