It’s OK to say NO to socialising

I’m reaching out to others like myself, who are starting to challenge our community’s absolute belief in the supreme goodness of formal socialisation for all children; the unquestioning belief that all children must attend kindergarten and school, playgroups and playdates. To the parents of children that are introverted, anxious or different in ways that make […]

Don’t you DARE call my Autistic son a “sissy”

(This post is the second in a three part installment. The first part appears here.) “Don’t you DARE call my Autistic son a “sissy!” These are the words that I wish I had uttered a few days ago. It was a sunny, beautiful Saturday afternoon – made even more beautiful by the fact that it was […]

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 […]

The post that starts with the quote that everyone thinks is by Dr. Seuss

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” -Robert Fulghum When some friends were helping my husband and I design our wedding invitations, this is the quote […]