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Ta-Da

Well it’s been a week, almost to the hour. A week since Rob and I and Rory drove to the wilderness of the west end of Toronto, met a doctor for the first time, and spent two and a half hours with her while she assessed Rory for autism. There is a long version, of […]

Describe the Invisible in 15 Minutes or Less

It’s one of those weeks. At last count, I had 8 appointments scheduled, with only one of them for me, and that’s not counting each kid’s dentist appointment as a separate thing. For a girl who gets anxious having to be anywhere at a specific time, this ain’t my best week. But it happens that […]

You’ll Know Where to Find Me in Fall 2012

On November 3rd through 5th this fall, the Toronto-based Geneva Centre for Autism hosted it’s biannual symposium on autism. It was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and attended by over 1600 delegates, presenters and experts from all over the world.

Including, for the first time, me.

As the first day is mostly for […]

Not sure Emily drank as much Malbec as I do

Every now and then, you come crashing up against your own limits, your own edges, and sweetie, it ain’t pretty.

Saturday, with Rob away all weekend at a jazz festival in Pennsylvania, I decided to be Awesome Mama and take all three boys to the Royal Ontario Museum. The night before had been Rory’s 6th […]

About the Boys

Parenting is a whirlwind regardless, but one of a different sort when your children are of a bit of a different sort. My three boys are beyond lovely, all of them. They are so brilliant it sometimes makes my head spin, and are creative beyond imagination. They write, they love jazz and the Cure in […]