Circle of Moms Top 25 Canadian Moms

Circle of Moms Top 25 Canadian Moms

I am proud to share that Mom-ology has been once again nominated for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Canadian Moms. Last year, with the amazing support from friends, family and my readers, Mom-ology placed 4th overall... of which I was thrilled about! My blogging journey...

‘Twas The Night Before School Started…

‘Twas The Night Before School Started…

'Twas the Night Before School Started!  Yes, it's that time of year again... where parents are doing the 'Back To School Dance' probably today and tomorrow as you see your kids off to school again to start, what I hope, is a great school year.  So this is for you!...

You Mean ‘I’ Can Sleep In?!?  Seriously?!?

You Mean ‘I’ Can Sleep In?!? Seriously?!?

I am in shock!!!  Go figure!  I always hear of parents who talk about the fact that their child sleeps til 9 or 10 o'clock in the morning, and I must admit, sometimes I am envious.  I honestly can't remember the last time that I got to sleep in! It doesn't happen......

Autism & Wandering: Interview with Erin Wilson, Founder of QR Code iD

Autism & Wandering: Interview with Erin Wilson, Founder of QR Code iD

I've shared a statistic from the National Autism Association many times now... 49% of children with autism engage in elopement behaviour.   I have one of those children and the wandering aspect is truly the scariest part of his autism for me.  For those that don't...

Change Is Inevitable… Growth Is Optional

Change Is Inevitable… Growth Is Optional

Change is something that happens in life.  Sometimes we make it happen, and other times it's unexpected.  Either way, it's an important part of life!  Without change, life would be pretty boring.  Change helps us learn new things and to grow as an individual, and it...

Mom-ology: One Of The Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs For 2013

Mom-ology: One Of The Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs For 2013

What a great email to wake up to this morning!!  I am so excited to share that Mom-ology has been included in the 75 Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs for 2013, as selected by the Savvy Mom editorial team.  Thank you Savvy Mom!! As a blogger, and still a relatively...

Autism, Wandering & Safety… A Happy Ending This Time!

Autism, Wandering & Safety… A Happy Ending This Time!

I received a phone call last night from my friend Peter, and let me say, this phone call reminded me (not that I needed reminding!!) of why Peter is one of my best friends! He shared with me something that happened to him over the weekend. In his travels he had come...

To Stim Or Not To Stim?  That Is The Question!

To Stim Or Not To Stim? That Is The Question!

Around the autism community you may frequently hear the term 'stimming'.  What is stimming?  It's simply a word that is used to describe a repetitive body movement such as hand flapping or rocking.  An individual can also have verbal stims which mean they might hum or...

Autism & Wandering:  Two Deaths In One Week

Autism & Wandering: Two Deaths In One Week

I just heard the news about young Owen Black, who had been missing since Friday, that he had been found dead in waters off Perdido Key.  My heart breaks for this family.  But this comes so recently on the heels of the news of Mikaela Lynch who also sadly drowned, in...

Wandering and Autism: The Scary Reality

Wandering and Autism: The Scary Reality

49% of children with autism engage in elopement behaviour. Elopement behaviour, or wandering, is by far the part of my son's autism that scares me the most, and lately our experiences with this is on the rise. For those that read my blog, I have referred to myself...

This Is Me… A Little ‘Uncensored’… on Autism Awareness

This Is Me… A Little ‘Uncensored’… on Autism Awareness

Though I do share 'personal' stories from our lives, I don't share a lot of 'personal' feelings.  You know, those feelings from deep down that make you who you are.  I have always lived with the thought that sometimes you can just share too much and unfortunately that...