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Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.

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Ask me why I’m throwing my tupperware away.

Poisonous plastic By Kim Oโ€™Hare A move by the Canadian government in late April has caught the attention of health conscious people around the world. Canada announced its intention to ban the import, sale and advertising of baby bottles with the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA). That could be just the tip of the iceberg,…

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Recipe: Cream of 3am Soup

One suddenly awake, insanely cheerful baby Two small onions, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced One baby-bouncer One rubber Spatula 1/3 cup butter 3-4 cups chicken stock (or water & 2 chicken cubes) Frozen mixed veggies 2 cups finely chopped chicken breast 4 cups milk Combine baby and baby-bouncer, set aside. In a…

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T’was the night before Wednesday and all through the house…

It’s 2:12 in the ay-em, and Iman is finally asleep. Me, I think I’m pulled back together now. ๐Ÿ™‚ For a while I was feeling like a Jenga tower when you’ve pulled too many of the bits out of the bottom and tried stacking them on top, but I’m feeling better. Also, I think Iman…

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You guys…

If I’m not responding to my comments it’s because I feel… embarrassed. I am not brave, I am not strong, I am not amazing. I alternate between insane optimism and resigned dread. I am not the Super-Mom of a Special-Needs Child, I am the “So, how do we cope today?” type. I am pushing forward…

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The Autism Post, Take One

I’ve tried to sit down and write about this several times, but I keep hitting a wall. I’ve only spoken about it to one or two friends. HF has informed the general rest of them, and me, I don’t want to talk about it. Not because I’m embarrassed, but because I’m emotionally raw. I can…

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By Zeba, The End.

Khalid has been diagnosed with autism. I can’t even begin to explain how this feels. We’re still in planning/coping/assessing mode. I just quit my job. Regularly, I cry myself to sleep. I can’t write about this right now. I’m too busy trying to figure it out.

Eid Mubarak!

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