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The eye of the cyclone

What is it like being a family of neurodivergent people? This is my experience… It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. No. Some days we crash and clash bang and bash Together A cacophony of sound and movement. Soothing, for some overwhelming. Restless nights and tired too-busy days. Without naps. Things that bring joy constantly encroached on […]

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Attachment Parenting While Black and Autistic

As much as I can, I avoid those types of offices when my younger children are with me. You know the type: quiet, sterile, not child friendly. Offices where food, drinks, and/or electronic devices are not allowed and where a security guard is standing watch glaring at people. That type. I’m an adult, and even […]

Image is a green background with a thin-lined patterned background. Words state "Making choices that are outside the usual lines is ok. It is good to hear from families that are finding ways to make respectful accommodations, who are ok with accepting their differences instead of hiding them. And I hope that we will hear from more and more of them. Naomi, www.facebook.com/RespectfullyConnected

Outside the lines.

We’re a neurodiverse family. The neurotypicals outnumber the neurodivergents, but we make up for it with sheer awesomeness and savage wit 😉 I have to admit though, even the neurotypicals in this household are oddballs, so our quirk level runs high. Our life looks a bit different from the outside too. I often don’t realise […]