Overloaded

When it comes to parenting Autism, I often like to reference the cup-full-cup-empty analogy. Aiden's meltdowns aren't an "attack" to me. Whenever it happens and how often it happens isn't because I am not a good parent. Meltdowns happen because his sensory cup is full. And like a cup filled to the top, it won't... Continue Reading →

Don’t Let Go

Most of 2020, Aiden stayed in his underwear in the house. He would be very quick to get completely and appropriately dressed at the hint of going outside. But as soon as he comes home and barely a few steps from the door, he starts leaving a trail of clothes. Shoes, socks, shirts, shorts/pants. Thank... Continue Reading →

Don’t Minimize Me

Don’t minimize me.Don’t minimize my grief.Don’t minimize my loss.Do not underestimate my pain.Do not belittle my cause.Don’t minimize me.You don’t go through what I do.You don’t cry my tears or live my fears.Unless these feet becomes yours to walk,Don’t minimize my efforts.I do not doubt your pain.I cannot imagine your burden.But my goodness, you have... Continue Reading →

Simple Birthdays

What is your best birthday memory growing up? What do you remember most on your birthdays? Mine would have to be my birthday cakes. When I was growing up, there were times when we hardly had anything and then there were times when we had almost everything. Across all those varying times and family financial... Continue Reading →

Improved Communication

Last year, I posted "Can You Say No to an Autistic Child" where I talked about the challenges with being able to say "No" to our first-born Aiden who is on the Autism Spectrum. I also included strategies that helped us avoid triggering meltdowns whenever we had to say "No". The most important take-away from... Continue Reading →

Love Language

I didn't grow up with my parents beside me all the time. My Mom and (step)Dad lived in Japan. My Papa (bio dad) lived in the North end of the province and we didn't maintain regular communication until I became a teenager. My mom called regularly and asked how things were, how school was, etc.... Continue Reading →

Safety Measures

I remember when we first had Aiden, I constantly felt the need to protect him from every little danger. I often times struggled to feel at ease. I was always afraid that he would get hurt. When he was sound asleep, even in my arms, I would check if he was still breathing. I think... Continue Reading →

How to Make Edible Marshmallow Slime

Oliver will be the first to tell you how much he LOVES messy activities. Aiden on the other hand, likes mess as much as his brother but he prefers messes that don't involve anything sticky. Interestingly though, he will eat Jell-o with his bare hands. Safe to say, in the texture department, Aiden continues to... Continue Reading →

At What Cost?

In business, people always talk about the "cost of doing business". The value associated to the cost of doing business is mostly regarded as necessary. You cannot run a business, expect profit, and not incur cost. You just can't. Recent circumstances got me thinking that life is much like a business. We incur costs on... Continue Reading →

DIY Stress Balls

Hubby plays PS4 quite a bit and then around this time of the year, my carpal tunnel also tends to hurt more so he bought stress balls. Well, as soon as the kids saw them, they immediately decided, it was theirs! 🤦‍♀️ They were squishy and colorful so of course, they loved it. Over the... Continue Reading →

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