Maddy came out of school today, much the way I fantasize about leaving Indigo…with a bag full of shit I love, that I have no intention of giving back. One of her teachers was so sweet to have brought … [Read more...]
Back to School
This is our second week of being back to school, and I’m feeling a little lost trying to set the new routine, but I’m thrilled that it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I anticipated it would be. During … [Read more...]
Isn’t There an Adult Around? When the Child Becomes the Parent.
My mother is having open heart surgery right now. I’ve been shaking since yesterday morning. The nerves committed, with equal swiftness and intensity, to the panic attack agenda. Nerves are bastards. … [Read more...]
Start the New Year Refreshed
Just when the jealousy begins to creep in over not having something glamorous to do on New Year’s Eve, I remember that pyjamas rule and high heels drool. I’m typing this at 1:30 in the afternoon of … [Read more...]
Mothers & Daughters and the Gilmore Girls
I didn’t watch Gilmore Girls when it was on TV, because I am late to everything that is awesome. And I am super stubborn about watching a series when I haven’t been in on it from the beginning. And … [Read more...]
I Would Join an Exhausted Mom Support Group if it Consisted Entirely of Napping
I just dropped Grace off at Sibshop, which is her monthly support group basically for siblings of kids with special needs. Except they play games, do crafts, and eat pizza, which I don’t think you … [Read more...]
Back to School – For Real. Maybe.
The day has finally arrived. It’s so strange going back to school two days after Labour Day this year, that I think we were all afraid to get excited. But they did go back to school - for real. Maybe. … [Read more...]
Back to School. Eventually.
School starts tomorrow for my kids. On a Wednesday. At first I was convinced that the theatre camp Molly attended in the summer was backfiring in a big way and had made my truthful tween into a … [Read more...]
The Five Minute Lunch Challenge
Packing lunches has got to be the worst way to start the day. Actually, waking up with a tarantula in your bed is worse, but meal prep is a very close second. I make lunches for the three apples … [Read more...]
Today, Autism is Winning
I’m finding Maggie’s behaviours difficult to manage today. Well, every day, but some days I am better at living in denial than others. But today, autism is winning. Today the urge to fish out my … [Read more...]