Category Archives: Parenting

Managing the Meltdowns.

For Shelley and anyone else who may need it……. I got an email the other day from a mom whose 5 year old has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder otherwise known as Aspergers.  I know that  first feeling all too well as Kai was the same age when he got his diagnosis except…

It takes a village

  It takes a village to raise a child. This week I have witnessed the best and the worst of that. From the self centered poorly parented Beverly Hills brats who stole my son’s wallet with $180 in it and the insane parents who threatened to sue me for asking them to look into it,…

Mummy, why are all your friends gay?

  I’ve never really stopped to think about it but when I did, I realized that is was pretty close to being true. Certainly most of the men I spend time with are in fact gay but it’s not like I openly ask people if they prefer boobies over bottoms then relegate them to the…

Mother’s intuition

Wow. Now I know I am psychically connected to my kid. Here’s how the morning went: It’s been a difficult week on the parenting front. We had just managed to get through the whole teacher assaulting my kid incident (see earlier posts). He was also “in trouble” for homework he had done but not handed in…

We WILL remember them!

“It’s not how they look today but how they are remembered tomorrow.” That’s the phrase coined to entice parents to pay the extra fees to have their insecure and allegedly imperfect Tweens photo shopped with options for blemish removal, facial thinning, soft focus or total retouch options. Yes, it’s school photo day and I am…

The I A.M Project!

The I A.M Project: Autism Moms giving their kids a voice.   Okay so proving proving proving that there really is a silver lining to every cloud this is the very beginning of what I hope will become a beautiful project and possibly even a book we can share with the world. But let’s start…

While there is life there is hope

  Yesterday after doing shadow puppets on a school projector screen, my son Kai was grabbed from behind by his Science teacher, pulled out of his chair by his hoodie, and dragged across the room, hitting the door on the way out and being yelled at with, “I am sick of the stupid choices you make.” Whilst I…

Pat yourself on the back Friday!

Okay so my arms were elbow high in bleach for the third time in three days as I tried to get the right amount of fade on this brand new army cammo t shirt to match the second hand dessert cammo pants that were bought for this weekend’s overnight camping air soft tournament Kai and…

Well hung eggs!

Bullying will never go away and we are stupid to think it might. There is a term in nature called “survival of the fittest” and the reason some animals eat their young is they know that the weak or deformed newborn has little chance of survival and as such gets sacrificed for whatever reason nature…

Take a half a cup of cement and harden the f^*k up!

If it takes a village to raise a child then how does a single mom bring up a boy to become a man all on her own? I have baited plenty of hooks with squirming worms and managed to not throw up (at least not while he was watching). I’ve played with cars, guns and…