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Nail Cutting - The Bridge of Death









There are many bridges to cross as an autie family.…


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Added by Jean Carroll on February 17, 2012 at 5:15am — No Comments

Happiness Is...

Happiness Is...

When Finian came home from school today, I just finished listening to (yet another) particularly gloomy news report about the…
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Added by Jean Carroll on October 19, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

Favourite Kid Syndrome, Anyone?

 

In the last few days I became uncomfortably aware of an article doing the rounds promoting the notion that parents have a favourite child (apparently there's a guy promoting a book about sibling rivalry, which I don't need to…
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Added by Jean Carroll on October 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Things That Make Me Absurdly Happy

In keeping with my new outlook to live in the Here & Now (as opposed to the big, bad ,scary future), I've been paying closer attention to the things that make me happy.



Throughout the week I used my mobile to capture random moments that gave me a burst of joy, no matter how abstract (or just plain sad) they were.



Here they are, in no particular order.  Point and laugh as you will.…





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Added by Jean Carroll on July 5, 2011 at 3:51am — No Comments

Dream Diet

Adapting to life with autism is a dangerous business, and I used to enjoy  indulgent little moments when I'd believed I'd cracked it.



I've read the dreamy books about the autie kid who progresses from being a screaming dervish of poo and vitriol to being a calm, (non-poo flinging) auto-bot who says "please" and "thank you" and definitely never, ever dips toilet roll in the loo and eats it.

That would never happen at the end of these… Continue

Added by Jean Carroll on June 18, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

"Middle-Age" Is So Last Year

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Added by Jean Carroll on October 15, 2010 at 4:57am — No Comments

Sleep Matters

There are very few of us on Planet Autism who have escaped "… Continue

Added by Jean Carroll on October 5, 2010 at 4:29am — No Comments

Singing In The Rain

I should be miserable.…

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Added by Jean Carroll on September 20, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

My Family And Other Animals

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Added by Jean Carroll on September 11, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

The Scales of Injustice

Who invented the bathroom scales?

Surely they are the work of an evil genius, if not an imp of the devil Himself.…
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Added by Jean Carroll on August 20, 2010 at 8:06am — No Comments

It's A Cruel, Cruel Summer

I always knew living with autism was hard but only, it would seem, in an academic kind of way.…

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Added by Jean Carroll on August 14, 2010 at 6:16pm — No Comments

I Am Homer. Hear Me Groan.

Your mission today, should you chose to accept it, requires you to create a brand new word to describe The Autie Day From Hell (with the pleasant twist that it didn't end up too bad).

You…
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Added by Jean Carroll on August 9, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

The Pursuit of Happiness

One of my pre-recession pleasures in life used to be curling up on the sofa with a glossy magazine and a small vat of tea.…

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Added by Jean Carroll on July 31, 2010 at 6:05am — 2 Comments

Southern Exposure

Bob and his big sister were invited to a birthday party yesterday at a really nice play-centre-type-place.

I was a little anxious as I wasn't familiar with the place and didn't have much…
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Added by Jean Carroll on July 14, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments

Food...The Final Frontier

Anyone who has a child on the autistic spectrum will know what it's like to have issues (or as I prefer to call them… Continue

Added by Jean Carroll on July 2, 2010 at 6:20pm — No Comments

All The Single Ladies (and Fellas of course)



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Added by Jean Carroll on June 27, 2010 at 10:39am — No Comments

Anger Is An Energy

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Added by Jean Carroll on June 12, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Less Is More

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Added by Jean Carroll on June 7, 2010 at 4:59am — No Comments

The Power Of Asking For Help



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Added by Jean Carroll on June 2, 2010 at 3:43am — No Comments

The Seven Signs of Grumpiness

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Added by Jean Carroll on May 21, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

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