Autism Awareness Month

Here in Canada, it’s Autism Awareness month. With everyone in the family being on varying points on the spectrum, we’d rather that it be Autism Acceptance. Quite a few of my friends have children on the spectrum, and I am blessed to know them. They are my people. We recognize that none of us live…… Continue reading Autism Awareness Month

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Back to School

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Today the Little Miss headed back to school for the first time since March. She went on a classroom tour last week, and got to spend time with her teachers and read them some books. To say I’m worried is an understatement. This virus has changed pretty much everything, and being a family on the…… Continue reading Back to School

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Pandemic Schooling

So, this week, we got the information from our school board about the return to school in about three weeks. School was out/virtual from March break until June due to the pandemic. I will say that I’m very hesitant about sending kiddo back to school. The positives are that she’ll be in a very small…… Continue reading Pandemic Schooling

Learning At Home

It’s been about two months since things came to a grinding halt. We initially thought it was going to be two weeks longer than the planned March Break. But, in some ways for the best, we’ve been trying to learn from home. Kiddo has been doing well. She misses the heck out of interacting with…… Continue reading Learning At Home

Schooling from Home

With the COVID-19 pandemic all the schools are closed in our province for the next two weeks minimum. So, we’re trying to work on home schooling the Little Miss. We’re doing our part in social distancing and washing our hands/sanitizing. But being on the spectrum presents some challenges that we are trying to meet head…… Continue reading Schooling from Home

Happy Learner

One thing I’ve had throughout my life is that I’ve always been a happy learner. I love learning. That doesn’t mean that I’ve always liked school. In fact I’ve had a hard time with our public education system. With the little miss getting an ASD diagnosis, and my own diagnosis being changed, it has been…… Continue reading Happy Learner

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Germies and Viruses

Every year around this time, I get really wound up about viruses and germs (or viruses and germies) The first year that the little girl was with us, we almost lost her to RSV. This year my adorable little illness vector managed to catch a cold, the flu and have it progress to pneumonia in…… Continue reading Germies Germies Germies

The Four-nado

This week, the little miss turns four. Reflecting on the last four years and how much things have changed is a bittersweet exercise. She’s definitely a four-nado. From day one she’s been a child that goes against all odds. I call her my impossible girl because there has been so much that has happened that…… Continue reading The Four-nado