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5 Reasons We Continue To Go Outside 

Truthfully we have fun, our philosophy is to remember the highs and try and forget the lows. This choice makes every time we go outside a memorable day in a fantastically good way.

OT – the next chapter begins for our Princess

What a whirlwind of a month.... We have started yet another therapy journey for Jenna, and its been a fantastic eye opener for us all. The next chapter has unlocked some permission for our princess, and we have seen an... Continue Reading →

My top 13 tips as a Dad.

I was having trouble sleeping last night (the joys of a 10 years with sleeping difficulties) so I thought I'd write a few thoughts of my own on parenting, mostly just for a laugh. My faith is the center of all decisions I make.... Continue Reading →

What About The Other 3

Weekends are really hard for the “house of many hopes” thought I’d reblog our holiday post to give you a little more insight.
The fine balance of 4 fiercely independent children and “family time” often clash in epic proportions. By Monday we are ready for work, but grateful that we had time together.

My ASD Princess

1891344_10152857905768590_5097542224536606198_oTo say “Its been a tough holiday period for the princess” would be an understatement.The normality of school, bedtime, packed lunches and her gymnastic lessons create a rhythmic stability for her, and we were free from this for the next 9 days.  Added to the messed up routine, we explored new places, holidayed with friends and shared many long car trips together.

There were many many highlights, laughs and memories, but wow I was holidayed out.

But to some extent its been tougher on my 3 other superhero’s. We have been teaching Jenna’s 3 siblings about tolerance, to walk away from conflict, and to be brave. Sharing with them that they are loved, important and are worthy of “Dad/Mum” time. Although these simple lesson have been taught, the application has been proving difficult, and with good reason.

At face value all our kids understand they are loved, special and are…

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Autism and Sickness = Sucky Times

I am starting to believe that we may never truly adjust to this diagnosis. However, we now have a far better understanding of Jenna, the fluid nature of ADS. We have learned that autism is an ever changing lifelong diagnosis and sometimes a challenge for us all.

What About The Other 3

To say "Its been a tough holiday period for the princess" would be an understatement.The normality of school, bedtime, packed lunches and her gymnastic lessons create a rhythmic stability for her

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Hope Flourishes

The Persistent Platypus

Hope flourishes

With each new sunrise

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What’s wrong with her? And 10 other things you should never say to the parent of a child with Down syndrome.

Stop looking at my daughter

It's easy to teach, discipline and model the correct and expected behavior for our own family. Although we have been really taken a hit this past few weeks from others (mostly complete strangers.)

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