Autism + Algebra

Autism is like algebra – Math is hard + so is Autism. A math teacher I once had told me that it’s not about how much you know, it’s about how you act when you don’t know. When I was a student learning algebra I often wondered why I would need to learn it. How […]

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Love is all you need

  “There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.” – Robert M. Hensel In just over a month it will be 4 years since my twin girls and son were diagnosed with Autism. Over the past 4 years people have often said to me – “I don’t […]

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Heart Song – a poem

If only I could read your mind. Not as an invasion of privacy, but to ease the pain of not being able to speak even the simplest of your desires. Without words you become aggravated, helpless, scratching at my arms, pulling on my clothing, saying over and over again “mom, mom,mom” I kneel and look […]

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welcome to holland

I came across this poem and wanted to share. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this…… When you’re going to have a […]

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S + J’s 3rd Birthday!!

Each and every birthday I’m reminded at how fast time is going by and it seems each year is going by faster than the last. Slow down! Sophia + Jule turned 3 years old. We had a party! 🙂 I hope they knew the day was a celebration for them. They really loved the balloons […]

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Autism + Genetics

There is always a lot of talk about genetics and autism. “What causes autism?”, the big question on a lot of people’s minds. They are doing a lot of research to figure out what causes autism and what the genetic make up looks like. Sophia + Jule’s pediatrician referred them to the genetics lab at […]

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Ruff

John’s preschool class has this stuffed puppy named Ruff. Each child takes turns taking him home and having him spend a few nights. He comes along with his journal and we are supposed to put in photos and a diary entry about his time with us. John is absolutely excited and showed me all the […]

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Good News

I am beyond excited!!! I have witness Sophia interact and try to play with two toddlers this week! First time was on Tuesday when we were at Playtopia with the parenting coaches and their physical therapist. We were in the bouncy castle and a boy around a year old was in there with us and […]

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Jule

It’s been a really tough end to 2014 and start to 2015. We all caught this wonderful cold bug that’s been hitting everyone around the Calgary area. It lasted about 3 weeks for the kids. John and Sophia were getting better around mid December but Jule was still taking a bit. Her cold symptoms were […]

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