Unconditional

The Things We Do for Love, Part 3: Go on Adventures

I wasn’t there because I’m a big fan of Gravedigger (though an enormous remote control version patrols our house regularly), I was there because my boys were into monster trucks, and I’m their biggest fans.
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Toys R Us: Where a kid got to be a kid

Robyn Barberry laments the loss of a venerable toy store chain.
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The Things We Do for Love, Part Two: Be an Advocate

God chose me because I am a natural advocate. He has given me a voice and a platform to keep spreading the word about autism, not only for Frank, but for everyone else who is a piece of the puzzle.
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The Things We Do for Love, Part One: Play Their Game

One of my favorite spiritual images is the one of the angel guiding the children across the broken bridge. Just as Jesus does that for all of us, parents must do that for their children.
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Illustrated family portraits

Robyn Barberry has fun with an illustrated image of her family.
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A letter to my sleeping, mischievous baby

Robyn Barberry shares some words of wisdom with her little one.
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Emma’s Tea Spot: Worth a Stop

My best friend Shannon of 30 years invited me to share a cup (or two) of tea with her at a new little place called Emma’s Tea Spot, which is situated in the thriving community of Hamilton at the corner of Harford Road and Hamilton Avenue. She made us an appointment for 3 at 11...
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Shopping on the spectrum

It took an accidental trip to the grocery store with a child psychologist to help me to see the world through my autistic child’s eyes.
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The perfect planner

Call me old-fashioned, but I’m one of those people who still relies on a paper planner to keep my life balanced and bound together.
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Suddenly Annie

In this time of Advent, we are not just waiting for the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but preparing for our role as a member of His Kingdom.
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Teachers’ day off: A North Bay retreat

I went home feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated at the same time. I think a healthy dose of the outdoors does that to you and hold tight to my beliefs that God created our environment as a natural treatment of man-made stress.
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The Handbook for the Recently Diagnosed with Autism: (Spoiler Alert: There is None)

I’m beginning to understand that Frank will require more intensive care than his brothers and sister. But what would be required of me in my new role? The first step for me is to figure out what he needs and how to get it to him.
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