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Dealing with Difficult Days

Today I found myself welcoming my first post partum menses, with 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


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