The Warrior Project

Autism can seem like a far-away idea. Something that happens to other people’s children. But, with 1 in 88 children in Canada diagnosed with Autism, suddenly “other” becomes “cousin”, “daughter”, “neighbour”, “friend”.  You know I’ve been motivated to launch a series of campaigns and programs to address the issues with the current medical and governmental…

It’s a tween thing

So. In a personally profound declaration of love and adoration for my eldest daughter, Noosh, I reached my hand back to touch her fingertips and glance at her at a red light while driving home from gynmastics. Enter stage front seat: mother I like you, Noosh. I like you and love you and think you’re absolutely…

Shit. Oops, Sorry! Merde.

Not long ago I received an hefty envelope from our local provincial medical centre, the place where our daughter Téa’s case will be managed. In it was an intake questionnaire in French with a post-it note apology from the social worker, saying she had run out of the English version.  I don’t read/understand French with…

Is your kid severly enough impaired? Strangely, you might hope so.

There are quite a few tasks that become neglected when you set course in the brave new world of special needs. Among them, is mail reading. Learning that your child has a developmental disability, in our case, possibly Autism and certainly some form of cognitive developmental delay is akin to being launched willy-nilly into a…

Sienna Lesson

“It’s okay that you ate my toast, because I love you. Ha ha!” On hearing that I’d eaten the second slice of toast of the two I’d made for myself – the first one having been given to her.    

The Foundation

The foundation of all things seems to be rather important. I dismissed this when I was  younger as unnecessarily time consuming. Now I see the significance of good foundation garments to suck in my stomach and lift my ass…help my thighs not go raw as they rub, rub, rub together beneath summer dresses. I see…

Carry On, Warrior

I read in Carry On, Warrior that everyone is doing their best. And I try to remember that; often I succeed and it tempers the judgements and foul-thoughts directed at people who truly challenge the belief that “everyone is doing their best”.   My daughter is doing her best. She rocks it actually. She’s incredible…

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brimming with love it soars and aches, this heart that’s made so many mistakes longing for normal and damning the breaks. its God in her, pure through and through, I feel it each moment I am near her. So make me fierce and grounded and strong I stand by her, for her. prompt and inspire…

A Birth Announcement.

After an unusually long pregnancy that took place in my head, of all places, and that experienced a few complications, we have finally welcomed our newest baby, ilovekiddeals.com, to the world! She is a lovely, bright, smart robust young thing that I know you’ll love as much as I do, and I hope you go…

Transitions Snaffu.

Yesterday’s post about entrepreneurs must have caused a ripple of confusion among those of you who read my posts because I’m clearly going in a new direction for this blog. Until now, when I wrote it was about motherhood and the girls.  The thing is, increasingly I realize that there is quite a bit more…

Campaign for the death of “mompreneur”

Bet you’ve never met a Dadpreneur.  Nor a Papapreneur. Seems this classification of people doesn’t transcend gender-typing. Entrepreneurial men who have children are entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial women who have children are mompreneurs. Wait, what? Once more…Entrepreneurial men who have children are entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurial women who have children are mompreneurs. Is there a reason for this? Yes….