This world is a very confusing place to be. A place full of people we don’t understand. A place full of rules we don’t want to stick to. Rules. That is what ‘our Autism’ struggles with the most…. ….and the consequence of breaking them. She just does not understand, or maybe accept, that things happen…… Continue reading Autism and excessive eating.
This week is Mental Health Awareness week. Research has found that parents of Autistic children are twice as likely to suffer from a psychiatric illness. I do. A few years ago I had an emotional breakdown. I hid myself away, I was ashamed…. ….but now I stand proud with all the other sufferers, not embarrassed…… Continue reading It’s ok to not be ok.
My girl has Autism. I have spent alot of her life focusing on this and trying to make the world an easier place for her. My girl has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, hypermobility type. She was born with this condition but not officially diagnosed until she was 7. I try not to focus so much on…… Continue reading Autism and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome type 3.
Am I the parent I thought I would be? I think about this alot. I thought I would be so different…. …..but I’m not. I think we all do it. We all think, for example, we won’t give our children sweets, they won’t be allowed screen time, they will in bed by 7pm every night;…… Continue reading Expectations of parenting.
I have had days where I have stood in the shower crying so hard that I didn’t know if I was washing with tears or water. I’ve watched in the mirror as my laughter lines grow, as ironically, my laughter dies. I have sat in the night, cowering, watching my shadow. I have made rabbits…… Continue reading Dark days.
Autism Mums; a poem. When it is quiet and I get a moment alone, I think of my girl, how much she has grown, How far she has come in a short space of time, In the darkest of days, she is my sunshine. The visions I had when she was first diagnosed, How I…… Continue reading Autism Mums.
If you want to be friends come on over, Accept us, please, just how we are, I know that our family is different, And the behaviours may look quite bizarre, Normal is not something we do here, We accept the differences we own, And instead of trying to hide them, They’re free to roam in…… Continue reading Our Autism Family.