Posts Tagged by family

Strange Happenings

There have been stttrrrrannnggeee happenings in my house as of late.  What started of with me getting a bout of OCD when it came to cleanliness (which has now found some balance) has turned into a lot more.  Of course I’ve been exercising and eating well despite the fact that losing one pound takes a […]

Matriarch Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Back in the day I posted a recipe that I had just made up on the fly.  The other day my sister in law Leanne told me she was making it, and that she makes it often.  How crazy is that?  I posted it early 2008.  Crazy.  It was called Matriarch Mushroom Soup and you […]

Getting to School in One Piece

Wow. I had to pull out all my super mommy stops today to get Silas to school.  He’s been saying he doesn’t want to go and now it’s getting into melt down mode.  I don’t blame him.  He’s with a new teacher and some new kids.  Now he has to sit at a desk and […]

Where the heck have you been???

Where the heck have you people been??  Good grief, it’s been ages since we’ve spoken.  I’m blaming this all on you. My mind has been kind of busy with things.  I’m part of a big project right now.  By “big” I mean enormous.  By “project” I mean a total take-over-your-life-in-a-big-time-sort-of-group-effort-holy-crap-I’m-really-a-part-of -this-dealy-yo-yo. But I’m not going […]

I Have Kids?

There’s something new that’s happened in my home and I’m not sure how I feel about it. The boys are often outside now, playing with the neighbour kids.  There’s so many of them, they all have bikes now.  It’s like a little mini bike gang of adorable little boys.  They play SO terribly hard for […]

He Felt Bad!

You know, not every day does a mother celebrate her child feeling bad.  In the world of autism we definitely celebrate odd things.  Today Silas broke my heart, made me feel overwhelmingly loved and made me cheer all at once. Silas and I spent the afternoon going store to store trying to get donations for […]

Hello Summer Vacation!

Ahhh…school is out for summer.  My schedule just got WIDE open.  The children were sent home with all their school stuff that’s awkwardly placed here and there….what are you supposed to DO with it all anyway?  Goodness gracious. So now we’re here.  Summer vacation.  It’s raining out and I’m semi dreading it.  At the end […]

Progressing Through Autism: The Dentist

I was so proud of my boys today.  It sure seems like I am saying that a lot lately. They did such a good job getting their teeth cleaned at the dentist! Rewind two years ago. I was taking Silas and Isaac to the dentist for the second time.  Really, all the dentist did was […]

What Do You Let Your Kids Watch On TV?

Skunk in the barnyard peeyeewww, somebody farted…it’s YOU This is what I hear my kids and all the neighbourhood kids singing at the very very very top of their lungs.  I choose to ignore it. It’s happened, they’ve got to my kids.  I am no longer in charge of what they hear or what they […]

Letting Go

  My boys have been all about bikes lately.  Bike bike bike bike bike, it’s what they would do all day if they could. Isaac usually goes to the neighbours house and grabs their two wheeler (with training wheels).  We only have one helmet and he would use theirs and Silas would cruise around on […]

I Want To Cut Off My Nose

  Everyone is outside right now, enjoying the sun (finally!) on the first day of summer.  I am inside with a pile of snot-rags beside me. This. sucks. Moms, have you ever noticed…after having babies…that sneezing is a pretty dangerous thing?  You kinda have to cross your legs realllly tight and hope for the best.  […]

Hockey and Fires and Riots OH MY

My forehead itches…my sinuses are burning…my eyes feel hot and watery.  Aerius is NOT helping me soar above my allergy symptoms today.  Not at all. What a week hey?  First we are all excited about the playoffs, then we’re sad cuz the Canucks lose.  That sadness was overcome with absolute disgust and horror as we […]

Ugly Cry

You know.  America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent…..they’re kinda cheesy shows.  I don’t know what exactly it is but I think Hasslhoff has something to do with it. I’ll never ever forget seeing him in the lobby of the Best Western in his wifebeater and droopy-drawer sweat pants.  Yikes. Anyway.  You must now watch this […]

To All The New Mothers

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.  […]

Spring Is Near

Nothing says spring like a family trip to a nearby park.  A chance to run and frolic and climb and slide and swing.  The days are getting warming, the trees are bursting with flowers one by one, the spring flowers are emerging from their winter slumber….my eyes are starting to itch.  We must be nearing […]

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