Category Archives: childhood

The Teacher’s Kid – It’s not what you think…

I had the opportunity this evening to enter into a discussion with a colleague: a fellow teacher who is also the parent of a five-year-old Autistic son. So as we talked this man commented, “It is great that you are … Continue reading

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Good Questions: Do geese know how to read?

I have been cleaning and culling and going through tonnes of stuff of late – and I every once in a while I come across a little treasure. The other day, in the midst of my organizing effort, I found … Continue reading

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Poems for the Autistic Child… Looking for Submissions

Today I have the amazing honour of sharing a bit of my poetry on Poems for the Autistic Child over at Raising Rebel Souls. If you haven’t yet checked out Heather Clark’s amazing blog… I encourage you to have a … Continue reading

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Falling in love with words and novelty

When H was younger we had so much fun watching this and riffing on it as a family. I think it is a pretty cool resource or strategy to use to fall in love with the sounds of language! We … Continue reading

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Feet on Ground… Heart in Hand… Be Yourself…

I know one thing for certain… I am not going to get this whole motherhood thing completely right. I know there are things I do well, and that there are also things I need to work to do better. I … Continue reading

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Calm… Autism and breaking the time/space continuum

There is something about childhood and the ability to lose yourself in time just witnessing the poetry in the movements of an insect or the clouds. Those small things contain the entire world. I often ponder that as adults we … Continue reading

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