Mimmi

Mimmi is a mother of 2 handsome boys, Keiran (2009) and Davin. (2012) She is a full time stay at home mum, taking care of my boys; her eldest with autism and both of them with developmental delays. She is a huge video game player, and loves to eat large amounts of curry.

Autism Diagnosis – An Honest Look

autism diagnosis

Having a child diagnosed with Autism can be one of the hardest things a parent can go through with their child.

To hear that your child is not normal, and needs multiple therapies can open a world of confusion, overwhelment and guilt. For the life and child you had imagined is far out of reach. Or at least that’s how it seems.

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

December comes quickly every year, and sometimes it can be quite a lot to take in, especially if you are trying to knock off everything off that big gift list.
Sometimes we do forget our Christmas Spirit, because it is the most stressful time of the year for some parents, especially when hunting down the latest and greatest of things.

So I have spent some time putting together lists of Christmas songs, movies and books that will help even the biggest Grinch or Humbug to even get the smallest ounce of Christmas spirit.

A Touchy Subject: Autism

autism

It’s a sensitive, yet very controversial topic, that seems to be a non stop story brought up on the facebook wall, by some of my friend and groups; what causes Autism?

For almost a year I have officially been a parent to a diagnosed autistic child, with a second with suspected autism.

Some believe the condition is genetic, their partner has it and all their children have it as well. But then you have many other families who have only one family member with autism.

Bad Day

bad day

Ever have one of those days where you want to run away from home, or hide in the bathroom with a never ending bar of chocolate?
I am having more and more days like that.

I tripped over my toddler last night while holding my dinner. A full bowl of my favorite soup, and it went all over my computer keyboard. Needless to say after a flurry of rushing back and forth, trying to keep my kids away while I cleaned it up. My keyboard no longer works.

Dealing With Croup

dealing with croup

My 2 boys (ages 2 and 4) have had croup more than 5 times between them and every single time it’s turned everything upside down. My last experience start last Sunday (16th March), and I thought I would share this story to help parents want to know when dealing with it.

Firstly, What is Croup?

Croup is a viral infection that causes an inflammation of the larynx and trachea, they swell and put pressure on the windpipe, which is what causes a very loud wheezing sound when your child breathes. It effects younger children more, because their windpipe is still small. It can last approximately 3-4 days, and the cough can last a few weeks after the inflammation has gone down. Most cases result in going to hospital for immediate assistance.

A Review on Modern Cloth Pads

I have suffered with every kind of period there is, light annoying random spotting, to “Oh My god! I am dying” type bleeding, and one thing that continues to be a huge part of the terrible red wave journey is the types of ways we try to stay clean, fresh and reduce the chances of walking around with stains on our pants.

I am a pad user. I have never been comfortable using a tampon, ever. I was a very happy disposable pad user, until I started having random bleeds from my IUD. I felt like I was wearing pads ALL the time. And I really was, 2 months of non-stop bleeding. Wearing the disposable pads was beginning to get chaffey on my lady bits, and was beginning to add up with the amount of packets I had to buy.

Surprise! It’s a Baby!

We have all heard the story about the woman who didn’t know she was pregnant until she had the baby. The Sun Uk reported that Amanda Ross, 41, is one of them. She found she was 8 months pregnant and then 15 hours later had a beautiful baby girl. Talk about shock and surprise!

Got to Love Royalty!

Well if you have had your head buried in dirt the past 24-48hrs. You would of heard that the Prince and Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. A nice 8pounder. News reports say it was a natural birth, and they are still discussing names.

The Call of the Cluck

One day you wake up, and take a drive to the shops. You hear an advert about a sale on baby clothes at Pumpkin Patch or a Great Baby Sale is coming to Target right now.

You have started answering the call of the cluck. You are getting clucky.

Unique Names

Naming a child should be a joy. I don’t mind people trying to have unique names for their children. But think of them when you are doing it. They have to live with this name for the rest of their lives. SO please, THINK OF THE CHILDREN! Don’t give them a dumb name.

Australia’s Top 100 Baby Names of 2012

Well what can be said, we are beginning to trend more in traditional type names. Such as Hannah, Sarah and Charlotte in our girls names.

Charlotte jumped from spot 6 (2011) to no.1 for 2012, knocking Ruby down from 1st spot.

Jack and William yet again switch spots as no.1 and 2. For what I believe to be the 7th year running.

Childhood Asthma

As I sit here thinking of the things I still have to pack my eldest son’s bag, for what may possibly be the millionth time to the hospital. I think about the first time I had to take him in for Asthma.

Waiting in Silence

Waiting in Silence My eldest son is about to begin his first term doing Early Intervention. A program where children with special needs are given help to progress in order to go on to things like Mainstream schools. My son has no official diagnosis from a Pediatrician, but the common …

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