Category: parenting

How to Potty Train Your Toddler

It seems like one of the most frustrating parts of parenting a toddler is potty training them.  I hear many facebook status updates from my friends who are growling about it. Potty training is tough but can be quickly achieved through these five simple principles: I have no clue. don’t ask me. I’m completely void […]

Just Call Me Domestic Goddess

I’m a little late blogging today because I didn’t let myself blog this afternoon until this: looked more like this: Laundry isn’t done but blame it on my slow arsed washing machine, not me.  It’s actually a fast washing machine…I just had a lot of laundry.  Shush. Note all my little notes on there?  I […]

Excuse Me While I Go Purge My Supper

I live in townhouses, it seems to me that people get more nosy when you live in a townhouse.  I have this one neighbour two doors down that I find to be particularly nosy.  Her child was the one who I removed my children from because him and two other boys were playing “shoot the […]

New URL!!!

From now on you should start getting used to finding my blog by going to http://www.informalmatriarch.com/ Yes my friends, things are changing around here.  I’m changing hosts and giving my blog a make over and yes, it’s going to be good.  I’m also going to try and make the blog a little better, I’m pretty […]

The Savior Has Come!!

K not Jesus but it feels like it.  Our assessments have been set up for Silas!!  That means once they are done the lady will write up a report and program and submit it to the gov who’ll then release his funds and he’ll begin his daily ABA therapy!! ITS HERE!!!! It feels like people […]

Breakthroughs!

I could not be more proud of Silas these past few days.  He’s done SO MANY typical things.  I love it. Before leaving to go to church yesterday Isaac was VERY upset.  Silas walked up to him, looked him in the eye and said “Ikey all done sad”,  to which Ikey replied “ok” and they […]

What Our Tantrums Are Like

Oh my, Silas just tantrumed forrrrr….30 minutes.  Yup…30.  I didn’t sustain any injuries but that’s partly because I locked Isaac and I in the bathroom.  Then, dodging Silas, I ran and locked us in Isaac’s bedroom, holding the door closed with my feet so I could safely get clothes on Isaac and get him into […]

The Diagnosis Blues

The love I have for my children is the most vulnerable and scary love in the whole world.  You put your heart out as far as it can go, almost naively, without knowing how easily broken it is.  I think every mother’s heart gets broken.   Some get broken more, some less.  This most beautiful […]

Temple Grandin

I’ve just discovered the wonder that is Temple Grandin and I think everyone needs to watch this documentary on her.  She is an adult with autism that used to be severely autistic but she has come out of it a lot.  She gives us a lot of insight into an autistic mind and it really […]

Mr Grouchy Pants

Starting yesterday Silas has gotten extremely grouchy and irritated.  I hope it’s not the gfcf thing…hope hope hope.  He’s just GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.  *sigh* I’m so so so so so looking forward to therapy with him.  I can’t wait to start seeing changes in him and start seeing him at his full potential. I just cannot WAIT! […]

I’ll have a new brain please…and a side of sanity…

After a rough morning I wondered weather or not I should write what happened here or just journal it.  This isn’t the easiest thing to write but this blog is about being authentic and about saying things that most people are to scared or embarrassed to say so people don’t feel alone. It’s been a […]

Funny Kid

Ahhh the glorious glow after having an adjustment from the chiro.  It gives me a delicious endorphine rush which truly makes me happy.  I think I’ll have to get the hips done one more time but I just feel more…aligned. Silas was so stinking funny there.  I was on my tummy and the dr had […]

Hyperlexia?

There a messageboard that I go to that’s all about autism.  We talk about everything there.  Some woman mentioned her son’s fascination with letters and spelling so I told her my son was like that also. To that she replies: ” I know- you don’t see it very often- it is called hyperlexia- look it […]

A Meeting

On Tuesday someone from Child Development Services came to do an intake so Silas can get on the waiting list to be in their supported child development program.  Meaning they provide support with preschool up to Kindergarten. She had a million questions about his development because she needs to categorize him.  There’s three stages: 1 […]

Let the Sun Shine In

So how come today it’s only 11:20 am and I’ve accomplished more than I have all week?  Cuz it was sunny this morning.  Sun gives me spunk.  I love sunshine.  It’s my mojo. It’s crazy how simple it is that seeing rays of sunshine coming through my blinds makes my whole day different but it […]

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