I need to talk about something and I don’t think I am alone here. If I am, this blog is going to look very peculiar to you…so my apologies. So, you know those inspirational memes people share around? You know, the ones with the calming backgrounds and the trendy fonts? They stress. me. the. hell.… Continue reading Inspirational Memes Are Trying To Kill Us All
There have been many people that have witnessed me saying that there’s no way I would ever ever ever have a baby again. There’s also been blogs about how I feel like I can’t because Silas took up so much of our lives and that I was scared we would make someone else with autism.… Continue reading Making a Person
“Mommy, when I was just a little seed I made a wish. I wished that I would have a mommy just like you.” – Silas That’s what Silas said to me in the health food store yesterday. If it hadn’t been immediately tainted by the red-headed teller that can’t tell Vitamin C from liquid… Continue reading Best. Compliment. Ever.
I’ve cried a lot today. I woke up in a fog of SSRI withdrawal, I had slept in too long and it was time to feed the kids FAST and get out the door for swimming lessons. I managed to do it, despite the fog and the rush, we got there only 3 minutes late. … Continue reading Feeling Feelings
Dear new mothers, From the moment you know you’re pregnant, it begins. You’re part of the new mother’s club. You begin to compare, she’s carrying higher and she’s carrying lower, she’s growing fast and she’s growing slower You’ll be jealous of people who are farther along then you and feel better than the women behind. … Continue reading To All The New Mothers
For the last year and a bit I’ve had a trusty IUD hanging out in my uteris, stopping any “invaders” from getting at my eggs. It worked beautifully, as beautifully as I could have hoped. Birth control, the oral kind, turns me in to a crazy person and all the other options sounded not so… Continue reading The One That Got Away
If you didn’t see yesterday’s post you probably should. Because it’s a cute little song that Silas and Brent recorded together and it’ll make you smile. It’s only a minute long. It’s been a whirlwind of a year for me so far. Some really crappy things have happened, none that I’m willing to blog about…ya… Continue reading Brain Health
Smart title. I don’t know if any of you watch the show Parenthood but I was hooked from the moment I first saw it which was early this fall. I love how they portray everyone’s family and I can REALLY relate to the Max’s family, the boy with aspergers. Last night’ episode they lost their… Continue reading Parenthood: don’t sleep with your autistic nephew’s therapist
Let me begin by saying how glad I am that I started consuming All Bran Buds again. Remember back in the day when I wrote an ode to All Bran Buds? Ya I’m feeling the All Bran Bud afterglow right now and it feels gooood. So we went to go tumble about at the gymnastics… Continue reading Tumble Time
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… Continue reading How to Potty Train Your Toddler
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… Continue reading Just Call Me Domestic Goddess
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… Continue reading Excuse Me While I Go Purge My Supper
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… Continue reading New URL!!!
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… Continue reading Breakthroughs!
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… Continue reading What Our Tantrums Are Like