I Grieved For The Mum I Had Planned To Be

    July 2, 2015

    I know that grief and mourning are usually words only associated with the loss of someone who has died but I went through a grieving process when I came to terms with having a child diagnosed with autism.  In the initial months after Jesse’s diagnosis I was emotionally up and down like a yo-yo. I embraced wholeheartedly the new path we were to travel but I grieved for the mum I had planned to be. I grieved for the loss of the expectations and dreams I had for Jesse. I grieved for the loss of special milestones that parents of neuro typical children get to experience. And, as Jesse gets older I grieve for the emotional and mental connection that I imagined I would have with my son at this age. Continue Reading

  • My Horse Boy ‘Aha’ Moment

    A mother’s intuition is rarely wrong and never more so than when it comes to their babies.  Over the past few years I’ve had many discussions with parents, especially mum’s, children with autism and they…

    June 20, 2015
  • “Carpets Back!”

    As most parents of a child with Autism would be aware, every day is always a surprise and you never know what you are going to get.  Every morning I hear Jesse’s little feet pitter patter…

    June 19, 2015
  • They Call Him The Wanderer

    Every child wander’s and every parent has had that moment of panic in a shopping centre or playground when they lose sight of their child. Having a child with autism makes these times a…

    June 18, 2015
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a.k.a. Ninja School

    Trying to help Jesse strengthen his social skills has been a tough one.  As an only child with two very busy working parents, it’s hard to find a lot of time to set up…

    June 17, 2015
  • Keeping your relationship strong

    It’s always going to be hard trying to keep a strong healthy relationship going once you introduce children into the equation. It’s a hell of a lot harder if your child is diagnosed with…

    June 15, 2015
  • Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    “He doesn’t look autistic…”

    The word ‘autism or autistic’ can be very emotive, especially for a parent whose child has just received this diagnosis. They and their child will have to live with that label for the rest…

    June 12, 2015