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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


Blasting Brattiness

I have been writing this blog for a long time, and over the years I have avoided the word “brat,” when referring to children.

I didn’t have a specific reason for that avoidance, other than the queasy feeling I get in my gut when unilaterally grouping a large number of misbehaving children into one label. 580 more words

Parenting And Management

Talk to your kids

Nights like tonight, I am so thankful I talk to my kids. I have talked to them since birth. I let them know when I am going to pick them up, when they can expect to get a cold wipe on their warm bottoms, that I’ll be turning on the coffee grinder and that it will be loud. 427 more words

"The best things in life aren't things"

“The best things in life aren’t things”. My Mother in Law has this quote on her wall in her kitchen, on a cute cross-stitch plaque. She also has “I’m not bossy, I just have better ideas” on a wooden heart by the oven. 924 more words



When we began this blog, we were just starting the journey to changing our day-to-day lives. We had many goals, and many changes to make. I’d like to take a moment to reflect on where we’ve come from and how far we still have to go. 684 more words


Anger Management for Children – Part one

This is part one of a three part series on anger management for children. There are numerous reasons why a child may be experiencing feelings of intense anger, and the solutions are just as varied so it’s not something I want to rush through in one article. 883 more words

Natural Parenting