Julybilation: A Month of Mirth

I'm aware that recent posts have been fairly serious, weighty affairs. I have a tendency towards the thinkier side of life and my writing does reflect that. However, life with autism does come with a generous dose of laughter and we all know that laughter is good for us. Therefore I am setting myself a... Continue Reading →


Talking about Mental Health: This Too Shall Pass

Something different today. I may have mentioned in passing that I do battle with mental health issues, including occasional but regular extreme mood swings and bouts of depression. Today is a mental and physical "down" day and I decided to share what it feels like with my friends and family via my Facebook account. I... Continue Reading →

The End of An Era: Leaving Primary School

Next week will be my son's last full week in primary school. The secondary school he is moving to in September has decided to admit its Year Seven starters during the current school year to run a two-week transition program, therefore Year Six is being rolled up early. I can't believe Tom is moving up... Continue Reading →

Growing Up

My son is growing up. He has begun to chastise me for treating him "like a toddler or a five year old". He tuts with impatience and at the weekend he yelled "Are you ready, Mum? We've got to GO!" just like a husband chivvying up his wife. Welcome to the woman's lie of "I'll... Continue Reading →

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