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Still Smiling

About Still Smiling

I am the mother of a boy with Asperger's, who has also had reflex anoxic seizures, pneumonia, meningitis and epilepsy. My learning curve has been very steep - but I'm still smiling and hope that reading my blog will make you smile too. I also have my own blog where I write about family food -

Sorry seems to be the hardest word


Playgroups are great places for mothers and their children. The mothers get to sit down for an hour or so, chat to other mothers, observe the toddler pecking order, and have a cup of tea and a biscuit. The kids … Continue reading


Goodbye, Asperger’s Syndrome


It might seem a little odd to say that I nearly jumped up and kissed the educational psychologist who diagnosed my son with Asperger’s Syndrome. But my relief at having a label – finally – was soon dissipated by the … Continue reading


Outside the box


Thinking outside the box is what my Asperger’s child does – all the time. It’s completely normal for him. What’s difficult is thinking inside the box, thinking like the rest of us ‘normal’ people do. As he gets older, he … Continue reading


My son has Asperger’s


I always thought parenthood would be like the images on Athena posters in the 1980’s (remember them?) – gorgeous men tenderly cradling perfect babies. But those babies didn’t have their own poo in their hairline or dribbles of carefully pureed … Continue reading