Amazing Ella is off to Kindergarten

Ella has officially graduated from preschool! On her last day of school, all the parents and caregivers came and watched a video of the previous year followed by a graduation ceremony to say au revoir to preschool and get ready to start Junior Kindergarten in September. As I watched the video play, I kept an […]

Oh Mama, you’re doing just fine

So, for those who don’t know, I work in children’s mental health and spend a lot of my time talking about parenting and parenting skills. And all too often am I reminded of my own parenting journey when talking about families. Since starting school last year, Braeden has had some pretty challenging behaviours that I […]

There’s no such thing as special needs parenting when it comes to loving our kids

When it came time for me to go back to work, the same thought circled my mind  again and again; is this the best thing for Ella? So many parents of kids with special needs or different abilities ultimately decide not to work, for any number of reasons. If it had been possible, I would […]

I don’t want my daughter to be your hero

The girls recently started transitioning to daycare, with today being their official first day. It’s been going well thanks to our amazing nanny who stays with them and is so great with the girls, and especially Ella. The girls’ school is not yet accessible and I don’t think there’s ever been a child with different […]