Autism & Anticipation

Why Anticipation Can Make an Autistic Kiddo Go ARGH, and What You Can Do to Help. … More Autism & Anticipation

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Top 10 Tips for a Happy Easter Egg Hunt with an ASD kiddo

  #1: Set Some Rules & Let People Know Them It might sound like spontaneity just left the building, and you’re over-organising the ‘fun’ (you are), but trust me, it’s going to be a whole heap more fun for everyone if a little structure is put in place, so ASD-kiddo knows what’s expected and how … More Top 10 Tips for a Happy Easter Egg Hunt with an ASD kiddo

Viva España!

International Night Spanish Style Sometime, about 18 months ago, we started the tradition of Family International Nights. Every 4-6 weeks we have a mini-theme around a particular country. Our flights have taken us from Canada to Argentina, France to Australia, Peru to Morocco, taking in a side of India, China and many other countries. We … More Viva España!

The Awe in Autism

Why Autism Rocks This isn’t a glib post that glosses over the challenges we face, promise. I also acknowledge that I got ‘lucky’ when Boo was handed his Autism Bag of Bricks, and his load is actually quite light compared to others. After all, it’s a spectrum, and he’s up there at the ‘delightfully’ named … More The Awe in Autism

Jekyll & Hyde

When the Monster Only Comes Out At Home Aspergers and ASD have a habit of taking their toll on the parents. I’m not saying it’s a breeze to live it and breathe it as the child, certainly not. In fact perhaps it is because I can see how tough it is for my child, it … More Jekyll & Hyde

Cuppa & Cake Please

Life doesn’t get much better than friends, a cuppa and a slice of cake, right? Well, I personally reckon they are even better when they come with the Kiddie Birthday Wow factor. Tea, check. Friends, check. Cake, check. But after the joy of watching a kiddo blow out the candles and mark another year. Birthday … More Cuppa & Cake Please

The Daily D Dose and Fibromyalgia – Does The Sunshine Vitamin Matter?

Is Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Depression and generally all things yuck?   First off, I’m no scientist. I don’t claim to be. But I am somewhat literate, honest ‘guv. I can read, assimilate research, and well I have a vested interest in the form of the Fecking-F: Fibromyalgia, and my … More The Daily D Dose and Fibromyalgia – Does The Sunshine Vitamin Matter?

Identity Crisis: When One Twin Thinks The World Doesn’t Know Her Name

  Riddle me this. If someone isn’t sure which twin is which, the chances are they’ll plug for calling “Pip”. The result: Pip believes the world knows her name, is rock solid in her belief that the world can tell who she is as an individual, and all is plain-sailing on the twin I-Have-My-Own-Identity agenda. … More Identity Crisis: When One Twin Thinks The World Doesn’t Know Her Name