What Autism Means to Me

I usually keep this blog purely related to organizing and decluttering, but April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. As defined on the Autism Ontario website, Autism is a “complex developmental disability...(that) impacts the typical development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills....more

Evil Spirits Moonlighting as PTA Moms?

Aaaahhhh, yes! It’s the time of year when PTA boards choose a nominating committee, which in turn chooses the board for the upcoming year. Last week I sat at the park during my daughter’s basketball practice while a fellow mom, and PTA board member, proceeded to tell me the horrors of the possibility of Ashley (names have been changed to protect the evil) becoming president next year. Yes, I’m on the board also this year, but because I’m currently working two jobs I don’t make it to any of the meetings and I miss most of the day time activities. ...more

Study: First-time moms want more information about life with new baby

A new study including 151 mothers in Brisbane, Australia has found that first-time moms want more information about what life with a newborn will be like and says they often don't feel prepared for the recovery period after giving birth and emotional toll of caring for a new baby. ...more

I think I was in a semi-permanent state-of-shock after my son was born.  Besides having a ...more