• New Year’s Resolutions… It’s A Love/Hate Relationship

  • Mommy, I Don’t Want To Have Autism Anymore!

  • Chatting With Splash’N Boots: 2012 Canadian Children’s Group Of The Year

New Year’s Resolutions… It’s A Love/Hate Relationship

New Year’s resolutions – promises that we make to ourselves as an act of self-improvement or simply doing some nicety for others that all begin on New Year’s Day.  How many of us set New Year’s resolutions? Certainly a lot more than actually stick to them each year. I personally love the idea as a new year […]

Out With The Old And In With The New!

In a few hours 2014 comes to an end in my part of the world.  I am reflecting on the past year and to be truthful, 2014 has been a bit of a tough year… and I am not entirely sad to see it go.  I say out with the old and in with the new! […]

Toothpaste Oscar… A Solution To Our Tooth Brushing Dilemma??

I had to giggle this morning when I came across this… Toothpaste Oscar! Finally… an idea that means that ‘someone’ in the house doesn’t ever need to put the toothpaste cap back on the tube!  Something that this person has a great deal of experience not doing!  However… I am having a hard time getting […]

Christmas On The Autism Spectrum: Please Be Understanding…

Can you believe that it is almost December?  I have done nothing as far as Christmas goes, even though I keep running into my friends around the city and they all ask, “So, what does CC want for Christmas this year?” or, the dreaded question that makes me cringe, “Are you done your Christmas shopping yet?” […]

I’ll Be Singin’ In The Rain…

So, I had a scenario presented to me:  what would make a perfect rainy afternoon?  Hmmm… let me ponder that… One of my favourite sounds in the world is the sound of the waves rolling in over the sand, or the rocks, at the beach.  The beach has always been a place that I try to spend […]

The Return Of The Elf On The Shelf… Well… Almost!

I was abruptly reminded this morning that it is almost that time of year again.  It’s almost the time of year where each night, after using my aging brain all day, I must squeak out one more thought… one last parenting scheme.  What am I talking about?  Why, the Elf on the Shelf of course!! […]

What’s The One Thing You Need Each Day?

If I asked you the question:  “What is the one thing that you need daily?”… what would your answer be? For me, reality would likely have me saying a good, strong cup of coffee… Starbuck’s please!  Even better, one delivered to my door every day!  Who says I am not a dreamer?? Though, I guess […]

The Sensory Experience Of A Lifetime

As part of CC’s diagnosis, like so many others on the autism spectrum, he has a number of sensory processing challenges. However, in saying that, we try to do as much as we can to allow him alternative ways to manage the way his body feels.  Generally CC experiences sensory over-responsiveness except when it comes […]

Peter Senese Testimonials: Helping Rescue Children

When I think of the world today it sometimes scares me to think of the direction we seem to be heading. Many seem to have forgotten about acting in kindness… acting selflessly with no other intent than to help someone else or make the world a better place.  Sometimes acting in kindness entails more than a simple […]

The Lighter Side Of My Biggest Fear

Fears… those who know me, know one of my biggest fears in the world is… SPIDERS!  It’s actually become a little bit of a joke in a lot of cases, but I’m OK with that!  But as far as spiders go, there is nothing that I like about them. They are creepy… ugly… and down […]

Our Florida Adventure: Swimming With The Dolphins

During our trip to Florida, which consisted not only of the most enjoyable time spent with friends, but also an adventure for CC that lead him down the road of many first experiences… all starting with his first time flying.  One of the most amazing highlights of the trip was our visit to the Miami Seaquarium.  It […]

Our Florida Adventure: Flying For The First Time

A couple of weeks ago we spent a few days in Florida with friends.  The fun and adventures we had there were priceless! These are memories that not only I, but CC, will treasure forever. I will admit, I was a bit apprehensive about the whole trip at the beginning mainly due to the fact […]

Shortest. Spring. Ever.

The weather here the past few days has been amazing.  The long overdue warm temperatures have finally arrived!  We were wearing shorts and t-shirts on the weekend and the kids were back to playing outside.  BBQ’s were clearly back in use as the stores were having a hard time keeping anything on the shelves that […]

Autism Rates On The Rise: 1 in 68 Children

Well, the news is out… the CDC has announced that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  I expected the numbers to increase but this is quite a jump from the statistics two year ago of 1 in 88… or going back to the 1970’s where autism affected 1 in every […]