Wisdom

“I’m just sitting here pondering everything that has gotten me to this point in my life. I get lost in my thoughts. It’s a good place to get lost because you will always find your way back.” (Frances, 12) My little girl has been home from school this week because she is sick again. ThoughContinue reading “Wisdom”

This must be Thursday…

The weather here has been ridiculously cold. We’ve all bundled up under extra blankets for windchills in the -20s and -30s. We’re approaching the end of January, and, unfortunately, Frances has been pretty sick for much of the month which has prevented her from enjoying the snow whenever it appeared. In fact, my highly active,Continue reading “This must be Thursday…”

Milestones: the infancy through toddler years

So, we reached a milestone yesterday, but I really think that I should put it in some perspective, give it some context. Frances has had many milestones to reach over the years. You wouldn’t know it unless you had been around us at the time, but there was a point at which we didn’t knowContinue reading “Milestones: the infancy through toddler years”

Over the edge

Frances has a very dry sense of humour that appears at really funny times. For example, every weekend, she and I have a sleepover: we usually camp out in a fort in the living room, watch a movie and eat popcorn. Recently, my bed was the site of the sleepover, and I found myself oftenContinue reading “Over the edge”

Where hides sleep…

  One of our main concerns is the issue of sleep. Despite her strict bedtime routine, sleep is difficult. (As in all things, predictability and knowing what to expect is key for our girl.)  In fact, just about every ASD parent with whom I have spoken has said the same: bedtime is a big issue.Continue reading “Where hides sleep…”