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… Continue reading Matriarch Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
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… Continue reading Getting to School in One Piece
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… Continue reading Where the heck have you been???
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… Continue reading He Felt Bad!
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… Continue reading Hello Summer Vacation!
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… Continue reading Progressing Through Autism: The Dentist
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… Continue reading What Do You Let Your Kids Watch On TV?
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… Continue reading Letting Go
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… Continue reading Hockey and Fires and Riots OH MY
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. … Continue reading To All The New Mothers
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… Continue reading Spring Is Near
The One That Got Away
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
We’re in the Money!!
Okay so we were just approved by the CRA for tax credits retroactive to 2005 :). When you have a special needs child here you get a $1500 tax credit each year plus your child tax benefits that you recieve every month go up a bit as well. Because that’s retroactive, we’re about to get… Continue reading We’re in the Money!!
I finally felt like the grass was grown in enough today to let the boys play in the back yard. This spring it looked pathetic and it wasn’t use-able at all. I seeded it and covered it in some of my very own fresh compost and it looks lush and lovely again. OOOOO I love… Continue reading That Smarts
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… Continue reading Temple Grandin