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One Quarter Mama · 9M ago

It's Not My Party

The Tiny Man's court date for his adoption (all this legal stuff!) is coming up right before a long weekend, so I was thinking of having an adoption party. After all, we never had a baby sho...
One Quarter Mama · 9M ago

The Au-Some Conference

ASD Canada Conference Logo 2016 Au-Some ConferenceJoin Autism Canada and Every1 Games at the Au-Some Conference in Hamilton, ON, this Au-gust 20th, 2016.Why?Because I'm speaking. But also be...
One Quarter Mama · 11M ago

Advisory and Anthologies - I've Been Busy

Late last year, I joined the advisory committee at Autism Canada. It's really great of them to include #ActuallyAutistic people, but also it's been great making connections across the countr...
One Quarter Mama · 11M ago

What April Does to #ActuallyAutistic People

We're only a few days into the month of April but already Autistic people are running for the hills. It starts with the dread during the final weeks of March. We know what is going to happen...
One Quarter Mama · 1Y ago

Adoption Is A Feminist Issue

For International Women's Day, I'd like to focus on women and adoption, since it's close to my heart.For obvious biological reasons, adoption tends to affect women more than men. Working fro...
One Quarter Mama · 1Y ago

The Wait Is Not Over

Since my last adoption update, our birth mother gave birth a little early. I got the call while I was at work on a Monday morning that she gave birth. Because it was so close to Christmas ho...
One Quarter Mama · 1Y ago

Driving While Autistic

There are a lot of Autistic people who can't or don't drive. Then there are people like me, who just love it. For me, driving represents absolute freedom. Often when I'm driving all by mysel...
One Quarter Mama · 1Y ago

Head Lice Prevention

Last school year started with an epic breakout of head lice at the school. I guess all the kids who went to summer camp brought it with them? Nevertheless, I went out and started arming myse...
One Quarter Mama · 1Y ago

Waiting to Adopt

This is a post I keep drafting and stopping and trying to write. If you follow me on Instagram, you know we finally got the call for a potential adoption. The mother is not due to give birth...
One Quarter Mama · 1Y ago

Surviving the Holiday Office Party for Autistics: Part 2

I wrote my original office party survival post two years ago, when I was at a completely different company.I survived my new workplace's party last night and I have some things to update sin...