Parenting in reverse #3 — my mom and aging

Previously I had written about living with my 87-year-old mom and her various health issues. The latest has been her skin condition. For the past several months, we've seen her skin turn dryer, even scalier. And she's been scratching herself almost non-stop every day. Many times to the point of bleeding. To say we've sought … Continue reading Parenting in reverse #3 — my mom and aging

Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 2)

Hey glad you’re back in this special Mother's Day stay home mom tribute! Last week, my guest writer Sarah left us with a cliff-hanger – the outcome of the first formal intervention her eldest boy had. Today, we continue from there with the rest of her testimony. (Also available in this podcast episode) "How long … Continue reading Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 2)

Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 1)

Today, I have the honour to introduce a new guest to my blog. Her name is Sarah Lee-Wong Mayfern, and she's both a great educator and a wonderful fellow stay home mom. (Click here and here for previous guests' posts on my blog) Like me, Sarah is a stay home parent. She has three kids, … Continue reading Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 1)

My Monday Metrical Musings #67 – For care givers

Life is harder for those who care I heard this recently And I think that it is trueThose who careLive harder lives Than either me or you!It's not for lack of anythingThat I must make crystal clearIt's just a part of how it isNo need for dread or fear When those smaller or weaker Are … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #67 – For care givers

On Children’s Day: Another stay home dad’s musings

I'm so pleased today to introduce a fellow stay home dad and his musings on Children's Day 2021 (celebrated today in my country). This is also my blog's very first guest post on parenting! Woo-hoo!! (For more in my blog on parenting, click here) Cliff Tam's a friend I got to know in June this … Continue reading On Children’s Day: Another stay home dad’s musings

ASD Book Review #3: “Dad, is my ‘exile’ into the land of autism eternal?”

This is potentially the "mother" of all autism questions! And were you to ask me if there was another more frightening one for a parent, I honestly can't think of it right now. All I know is that this question never crossed my mind before. Not until I came across it recently in an account … Continue reading ASD Book Review #3: “Dad, is my ‘exile’ into the land of autism eternal?”

Silly talk and behaviour gone amok!

There they go again with their silly talk and behaviour! One boy says "I'll eat your dump truck!” while the other squeals “Ah-kak, Ah-kak, Ah-kak!” The scene? Me driving two rambunctious 8 year old boys home from school as they make endless noise in the back seat, while I try my darndest to ignore them … Continue reading Silly talk and behaviour gone amok!