This is not what I had planned ….

Being a parent is a massive compromise. Even for those parents who were absolutely made to do it, who love and relish every given moment, there are inevitably compromises, right? It’s just that some people mind compromising less, or perhaps they naturally find the compromises less compromising? For some, parenting makes them feel complete; it’sContinue reading “This is not what I had planned ….”

‘You’re so f****** unreasonable!’

Autism can be all consuming and selfish. There, I said it! It is. The word Autism actually comes from the Greek word “autos,” meaning ‘self’. The thesaurus will tell you that the word “describes conditions in which a person is isolated from social interaction. One symptom common to all types of autism is an inabilityContinue reading “‘You’re so f****** unreasonable!’”

Sibling sacrifice …

We’ve been having a bit of a tricky time with Elke lately. She’s about to hit her teens with force and after a year of limited social access, is desperate for human interaction. Anyone else with a child in their early teens or ‘preens’ (pre-teens) will know how big an impact the pandemic has hadContinue reading “Sibling sacrifice …”

Expectation vs Reality …

So, it’s December. And we all know what that means. It’s the build up to the most exciting time of the year! Right? I’ve always loved Christmas – like, I’m a seriously MASSIVE fan. My childhood Christmases were magical. Full of family traditions and excitement. I was very lucky. My Granny was the best atContinue reading “Expectation vs Reality …”