Kiki noun. Definition: An assembly or meeting, especially one held for the specific purpose of gossiping or chit-chat. "Let's have a kiki!"

The A word – Autism.

The A word – Autism.

Autism … such a big word, but what does it actually mean?  Six months ago, when a family friend pointed out that she thought our son Grayson was autistic and had thought so since he was a baby I was livid. I didn’t sleep for two days, I cried until I had no...
Christmas with my formally estranged mother

Christmas with my formally estranged mother

For most people, Christmas is the time of year we spend with our nearest and dearest.Friends; neighbours; family. We don’t pick our family; they’re entirely ours whether we like them or not. You do things for your family you’d never consider doing for anyone else....
Stick Man and the family tree

Stick Man and the family tree

For Situation Separation, TJ’s dad and I agreed to do some co-parenting. We decided to spend one weekend day a month as a three and do something lovely with the time. In the run-up to Christmas, a trip to see Stick Man on stage was just the ticket. It’s currently...
My First Shared Custody Christmas

My First Shared Custody Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like a shared custody Christmas … I’ve had some depressing Christmas Days. Like in 2006 when I was so incredibly hungover that I woke up only to eat one mouthful of turkey. Or, in 2014, when I drank way too much Prosecco just because I...