We Are All A Little Autistic!

“We are all on the spectrum”“We are all a little autistic”“I get scared in strange places too”“I am not really a social person” I have so much to say when I hear those words. I have so much to share and explain. I have so much awareness to raise on a condition that is partContinue reading “We Are All A Little Autistic!”

My perfect boy in an imperfect world ❤️

Guest Post by Lauren Morfett Everyday I ask myself was I the best mum I could be todayDid I help you learn what you needed to through play,If you could tell me would you say that I could of done more, I do try to play with you but sometimes you just want to keep liningContinue reading “My perfect boy in an imperfect world ❤️”

Home is where the HEART is!

Guest Post by Emer O’Hara There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home! These famous words from Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz have never rung so true in these unprecedented times we find ourselves in. Home is a haven, home is our safe place, home is whereContinue reading “Home is where the HEART is!”

Worry vs Wonder

The tears ran down my face. They came from a place of hurt and stress and uncertainty. The result of the feeling of nothingness. A sense of loss. The loss of the life I thought I was going to have. A vision where me, my husband and three kids, would go on crazy day tripsContinue reading “Worry vs Wonder”

When Simple is Hard

“You get the coats, boots and hats ready, and I will do the toilet trips” I said. It was the standard pre-walk preparation we executed every week. As we all bustled in the small cramped hallway at the bottom of the stairs, with coats consuming arms and hats bobbing up and down as the pompomsContinue reading “When Simple is Hard”

A New Place To Sleep

I hear a sound through the darkness. It is quiet at first, then the noise gets a bit louder. I lie still as a rock, not wanting to give away my awake status to the occupant sharing my slumber zone.If I just stay still and pretend I am in some sort of deep sleep –Continue reading “A New Place To Sleep”

Change Your Question!

Three years ago there was one question I asked every person I met, every professional and every support group. It is a question I now get asked all the time, and a question which I see asked on support groups every week. That question is “When did your child start to talk?” The answers areContinue reading “Change Your Question!”

Erase the Word!

I remember sitting on a hard chair, going through the motions, listening to the analysis of my son – the reports and information which had been collated on him. We spoke about his delayed speech, his lack of interaction and his low levels of engagement. It was hard dissecting every level of my child. DocumentingContinue reading “Erase the Word!”

Bail Me Out!

I was put in jail today. Let me start at the beginning… It didn’t go well from the very beginning, as I helped Rhys into the car for our weekly shopping trip. “Here’s the shopping list” I said, handing him his list of pictures in the same way I do every week. But he hadContinue reading “Bail Me Out!”

A Tribe Worth Belonging

Lonely That’s I how I felt! It was the feeling of being left behind. The feeling of everyone else being part of a crowd that I did not belong to and could not belong to. We didn’t have the criteria to go along with the crowd. The crowd whose children were running around together, beingContinue reading “A Tribe Worth Belonging”