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
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 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???
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… Continue reading I Have Kids?
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!
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!
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
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
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. … Continue reading I Want To Cut Off My Nose
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
Part one is here Silas took to solids just fine. He’d eat a variety of foods. They always had to be pureed though, always. When other kids his age were eating more solid things Silas was still eating very simple baby foods. Of course he knew his way around a cheerio and mushy things. He… Continue reading Our Autism Story Part II
When it comes to the despair surrounding the news of Silas’ autism, I pretty much can say I’m doing WAY better. I’ve embraced the autism, I think it’s fun and exciting and interesting, I don’t cry at the thought of it anymore….well…not often. I feel pretty good about it in a lot of ways especially… Continue reading The Pain
I’m sure all of you know by now that Silas is obsessed with letters and numbers. Last month I realized that he could actually sound words out that he didn’t know. I couldn’t believe it when he read me his first book, just unreal. It’s so nice because now I don’t have to spell EVERYTHING… Continue reading Autism can be SO COOL!
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!!
One thing about this autism thing that truly breaks my heart is Ikey. I can’t help but wonder if he’ll live his life thinking he’s getting the short end of the stick. I mean, Silas gets to hang out with all these cool people 4 days a week. He’ll soon also be hanging out with… Continue reading Siblings of Autism