7 Tips for How to Survive Summer Vacation with Kids

Summertime with children can be intense, especially when you’re not working and the rhythm changes completely. Here are some tips for a great summer for both parents of neurotypical and neurodivergent children.

Going From ‘No’ to ‘Yes, if…’

Sometimes things seem impossible, or we are unwilling to do them in the way they are prescribed or the way we imagine them. At those times, it can be useful to see what adaptations you could make to turn your ‘no’ into a ‘yes, if…’

10 Things I Still Haven’t Figured Out After 37 Years

My 37th birthday was a bit of a rough day, and it helped guide the words for this post on things I still find myself facing after working on them for most of my life…

The Challenges of Raising a Child Who’s Different

My son has a diagnosis, and that affects our family, in small ways and in big ways. He’s a wonderful kid, and he brings challenges with him that have so much become part of my daily life, that I sometimes forget to factor in how much energy they take to deal with. That’s why I wrote this post, to clarify it to myself, and to show you a sliver of what is often invisible from the outside in.

8 Years of Riddle-Solving

All children have their quirks, but in my son’s case, much of his life is filled with riddles. Riddles we try to solve, together, so that both him and the world around him become less puzzling.

Do I Push My Kids Or Just Let Them Be?

As a parent, you run into a million challenges and questions by the time your child turns one. Whether or how much to push them on certain things is one of those questions I struggle with on a daily basis.

What the Past 10 Years Taught me About Mothers, With or Without Children

Today my daughter turns 10. This marks 10 years of being a mother, though I realise that this is a much more flexible state of being than I always thought, and that it is much more related to my state of being than the children I have…

Defaulting to a ‘No’ or ‘Yes’ as a Parent

As parents, we are often quick to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a child’s request. We often default to one or the other, depending on who we are and depending on which kid. But what if we took our time to answer their requests?