As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Everyone’s sick, but I’m fabulous!

Everyone’s sick, except me, but with my herniated disc I’m not feeling any more better than anyone else in this household right now. As a result, Bryce’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) sessions have been put on hold because you can’t go into the chamber when you are sick. We’ve had 3 full sessions so far, with 57 more to go. We will be documenting this whole experience and sharing pictures, videos, and reporting everything we can on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Oy, as I finished typing that, I kid you not, I just sneezed!

But I’m fabulous! I nominated myself ( for’s search for Vancouver mom bloggers and made the cut! I am one of 30 nominees for the 2011’s 30 Fabulous Vancouver Mom Bloggers amoungst some seriously amazing women. It is a real honour and I am completely thrilled to be a part of it! Voting begins May 2nd, 2011 until May 6th, 2011 and the winner is fittingly announced on May 8th, 2011, Mother’s Day. I hope I have your vote! Good luck to all the nominees and I encourage you to check them out. We’re all Vancouver proud and mom proud so we’ve already won this.

Autism Speaks Canada - Be a Hero for Autism

Earlier this week Autism Speaks Canada blog posted an article we wrote called Be a Hero for Autism where we talk about raising a child with autism, and why we think raising awareness and acceptance for autism is challenging and important. To support Autism Awareness Month and the Toys“R”Us ‘Be a Hero for Autism’ campaign, Autism Speaks Canada is sharing stories from moms and dads across the country in April.

In other news, due to a lack of interest at the time, but the amount of friends and followers we have now, we have resurrected our connecting people across the world with bubbles video project. Photo submissions are already coming in and I have faith that it will get done! I don’t want to set deadlines, but it would be nice to see the video up late May, beginning of summer, so if you love bubbles, show us! Please email your picture to or post it on our Facebook page.

If you don’t have a bubble picture but want to be included in this video, please check out Autiepoet’s Inspirations and Creations on Facebook who has graciously offered to create some bubble tags so people are able to participate in the video. Thanks so much, Tina! Autiepoet’s Inspirations and Creations are working on their own little project right now for Mother’s Day: “I just called to say I love you” video, so check them out to see how to be part of that.

Speaking of videos, on top of our bubbles video, we have a little side project we have cleverly labeled as “secret video” and we are working on that but due to some software conflicts and the pain my butt, literally, from having to sit down at a computer to edit the video, it’s not getting done as fast as I would prefer, but expect to see that up sometime this week. Without giving too much away, it is a secret after all, Daniel wrote his own lyrics to a pretty well known song and a friend of ours busted out the vocals for it and we just think it’s just amazing.

The weeks not even over and there is so much going on!

Thanks for reading,


  1. This is an awesome campaign which I've never heard of before. Stopping in from vancouver mom to say congrats on your nomination.

  2. @Jodi Shaw Hi Jodi,
    Thanks so much, and congrats to you as well! We never heard about this campaign either, and are very happy to be a part of it. More stories from the Be a Hero for Autism campaign can be found here:
    Thanks for stopping by!


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