From uncomfortable to undaunted? Leaping from ally to advocate

Please don’t be mistaken. This isn't a trumpet-blaring post about my magnificent journey as an advocate. I don't have one. At least not on the scale of say a social media influencer with thousands of followers. Nor am I certain I ever will. The only reason I'm writing this is to remind myself there is … Continue reading From uncomfortable to undaunted? Leaping from ally to advocate

My Monday Metrical Musings #93

He covers his ears when I burst into tears There's something you needTo know about my sonWhen I burst into tearsHe covers his...ears! Yes that's rightThat's exactly what he does!Wouldn't blame you if you found it oddI do too even now though I've seen it a lot. But it's not just my tearsThat makes him … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #93

What I learned from parenting workshops #6 — Rules and consequences

So here's the thing about this parenting series. When I started it, I really thought it'll be a mini-series. After all, I'm basing it on three webinars about parenting teens. So I figured three would also be the magic number for posts about it, right? Strike #1. As I was working through entry #5 previously, … Continue reading What I learned from parenting workshops #6 — Rules and consequences

Mr Sandman, bring me a dream. Better yet, a friend.

[An edited version of this post can be found here] Have you ever wondered: "What if we could live forever and never die?" No? Really? Well, I guess I must be the odd one out. Or maybe I'm reading the wrong Bible. I was quite certain there was mention there of a new heaven. One … Continue reading Mr Sandman, bring me a dream. Better yet, a friend.

My Monday Metrical Musings #92

Buckling under the weight of 57 The need to performTo show we're great all alongEvery year at this timeTo soar to heights divine But what if I'm notKeen any more?What if this time I'veStopped keeping score?Like how I'm always five years behindBut I'm wondering if this yearly gala displayIs how patriotism's truly defined? So what … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #92

Daily living with autism #9 – Core strength & Confidence

There are moments in our lives where neither words nor videos can fully capture the joy they bring. But still, we try. Because we don't ever want to forget. Like the first kiss. Or the first moment you become a parent. Or that moment your child first rides a two-wheel bike all by himself. Which … Continue reading Daily living with autism #9 – Core strength & Confidence

“Writing on the go” is all about, well, writing on the go!

Of late I’m finding it increasingly hard writing in a proper way. By "proper" I mean seated at a desk with my laptop in front of me and banging away at the keyboard merrily. Or doodling endlessly on my notepad while sitting in a comfortable arm chair. All the while, undisturbed. Why? Well for one … Continue reading “Writing on the go” is all about, well, writing on the go!

My (August) Monday Metrical Musings #91

What fun a busy month What fun a busy monthThis August will prove to beLearning daily but teaching fewOf things both familiarAnd sorta new. That should be the waySome would hasten to sayFor isn't lifelong learningThe ticket to a better day? That depends I think On where you're standingFor me, it's just more of the … Continue reading My (August) Monday Metrical Musings #91

Parenting motivations #6 – A “truth” letter to my sons

Hey guys! I'm writing this parenting entry today as a letter to you because I need to come clean about something deep inside my heart that's not gonna be easy. To be honest, I've no idea if there's a right or wrong time for me to talk about this. So I figured what the heck! … Continue reading Parenting motivations #6 – A “truth” letter to my sons

My musings on masculinity #1 — Toxic Masculinity

First off, I wish to state right away I’m no poster boy for toxic masculinity! You know, in case this blog's title gives you that impression. I may on occasions have put myself out there when it comes to representations dealing with stay-home parenting or caregiving a special needs child, but that's about as far … Continue reading My musings on masculinity #1 — Toxic Masculinity