New Outlook 2018

I had 2 Christmases with Charlie's family, and none with mine. This Christmas coupled this cruel twist of fate with my attendance of 2 funerals in the month of December, so it hasn't been the most pleasant month. For my nuclear family though, this...

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We Question Ourselves

Carrying a virtual fire extinguisher around to diffuse whatever explodes next, I find myself questioning my abilities as a mum. I’m not the only one either. It seems to be something that I see lots of mums doing right now.

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Defiant Lives: Review

You may well ask “why would I be interested in this film?”, and to this I say that we all need to learn about each other, and it’s about time misconceptions about those defined as disabled were dissolved.

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Autism Keys 7. Emotion

I did my honours thesis in Emotional Intelligence, and was surprised at how little
people understood about emotion generally, so was determined my children would learn about them.

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Modern Heros

When I was a child there were super heros, men and women with capes, dedicated only to the good and saving people from imminent death. These days it's not so simple. While it's only Taz who has an ASD (Aspergers syndrome) diagnosis, our family all has notable...

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Tragedy close to home

We were all shaken today. Shaken by the sound of many emergency vehicles. Shaken by the horrendous traffic and police helicopters overhead.

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Watching Planes

It was Father’s Day, so our usual Sunday roast plans were ditched for an evening of watching planes.

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Less of what I love…

I lost stacks of hours in my old, treasured job, and got more hours doing the parts I didn’t like so much. Such is the first year with the youngest kids in school.

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