20 January 2017 In just over a week I have 4 year old starting school. A time that could have been filled with anxiety, IEP meetings, funding applications and trepidation is instead filled with excitement, joy and relief. As it should be. All because, as parents, we decided that mainstream school just wasn’t on the… Continue reading
Look Curtis. I know you have a right to an opinion and we live in democratic societies which emphasise free speech and personal liberty. But maybe leave your armachair advice regarding so called fussy kids in your lounge room where it belongs. You are a chef, not a paediatric dietitician. I have experience with so… Continue reading Curtis Stone – Please shut up
We have been constant companions, you and I, for some months now. It all started the night the worst of you jumped from the land slumber to the land of reality. He really is the very worst part of you. He almost took Theodore in his sleep. If I hadn’t woken that very minute I… Continue reading Dear my nightmares
Dear mother in the park, Thank you. I still think of you occasionally. Our interaction has become something of a turning point for me. I have no doubt you have long since forgotten about me. But I wish to thank you. In a time of uncertainty you forced me to find a strength I wasn’t… Continue reading Thank you for helping me become my child’s advocate
I’ve never been one who took much stock in anniversaries. Before we got married my husband and I didn’t even have that yearly celebration of marking the time like other couples do, we were too busy eating dim sum and taking motorbike trips. These adventures were quickly replaced by a wedding, a sedan and two… Continue reading It’s our first austism anniversary shall we have a cocktail?