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From day one: bodily autonomy and consent

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¡Feliz viernes, amig@s!

You’re probably no stranger to the recent news surrounding the US presidential elections, and specifically the track record of candidate Donald Trump… 1,487 more words


Introducing the Solo Nap

Up until last week my son has always taken his naps in my arms. I would nurse him until he was full and drowsy, hold him upright against my shoulder, then rock and sing him to sleep. 616 more words


Please, thank you, & I'm sorry: teaching morals to young children

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Recently a friend of mine posted a faith-based article entitled “Should I make my child apologize” on social media, and I had the privilege to respectfully and honestly dialogue with her on-line. 1,242 more words


Dealing with Difficult Days

Today I found myself welcoming a teething six month old in the midst of a wonder week. My son is obviously in pain and experiencing many new things, which has lead to many frustrated bouts of crying this morning. 233 more words


Behavior Charts...if you're going to use them, here's how:

Are you thinking about using a behavior chart for your child? Have you tried one already but it wasn’t successful? Let’s talk about this for a minute… When we say ‘behavior chart’ what we usually mean is a… 1,560 more words

Respectful Parenting

Neurodiverse families - an invitation to share your story.

I love seeing how other neurodiverse families and couples live and love. Your stories have given me courage to live my truth, and make choices for my family to be comfortable, supported and accommodated even when those choices are different to what society thinks we all need. 590 more words


Advocacy update and writing about parenting and disability

It has been quiet on this blog lately. I’m home full-time with my three children and so often when I get the urge to write about something, it’s not at a time I can write. 240 more words