Autism and excessive eating.

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.

It’s ok to not be ok.

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.

Autism and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome type 3.

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.

Expectations of parenting.

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.

Dark days.

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.

Do you remember that girl?

So the good news? Well, actually, amazing news! Do you remember a girl who would refuse to go to school? Do you remember the girls Mum in utter despair at being reprimanded for her daughters late entry to school everyday? Do you remember a girl who used to have meltdowns daily, before and after school?…… Continue reading Do you remember that girl?

Shouting and Autism.

Shouted at day in day out. Every minute of the day and the night. If I don’t answer her quick enough, if I don’t hear her……if I don’t know what she is thinking. It is her method of communication. And I know I am extremely lucky that she is verbal and able to communicate. But…..…… Continue reading Shouting and Autism.