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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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

Germies Germies Germies

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

Adventures in Autism

I’ve been putting this entry off for a while, because I’ve needed time to digest, to sit and actually feel the emotions that come with this. The little miss has been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, because there is a large genetic component and as her father…… Continue reading Adventures in Autism

Sleep My Little Toddler

Little miss has been having a hard time with sleeping lately. I don’t know if it’s a cognitive leap or a physical growth spurt, but she’s really having a hard time with getting to sleep and getting up from sleep. Which means Mommy and Daddy are having issues with sleep. Which means everyone is tired…… Continue reading Sleep My Little Toddler

Hemangioma Baby

My daughter has a hemangioma. Well, she was born with three. One is very small, less than the size of a dime. But she has two on her face, which, evidently is normal with hemangiomas. What is a hemangioma? In short it’s a benign blood vessel tumour. They don’t know why the show up, but…… Continue reading Hemangioma Baby

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Viral Sensation

I’ve just gotten home from a week in hospital with my daughter. She had bronchiolitis caused by a virus called RSV. She was the youngest baby admitted last week with the virus. We spent a week with her hooked up to wires and tubes. I have never, ever, been as scared as I have been this…… Continue reading Viral Sensation

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The Breast Question

I take a bit of flack over my choice to not breastfeed the baby I’m having. Yes, I’m aware that breast is best. I would love to be able to, but… First, I’m on psych meds. Right now kidlet has no option to ingest them. When kidlet operates in the atmosphere, I have the choice as…… Continue reading The Breast Question

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Sick, Sick and Tired.

I am exhausted. I’ve got a sinus cold with a mild fever. Mild as in a degree. Single degree. The sinuses. OMG. The sinuses. Forget pregnancy rhinitis. This is hell. I can’t sleep because I can’t breathe. I just want to be able to breathe out of both nostrils. And I can’t take half the…… Continue reading Sick, Sick and Tired.

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