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This little human has changed me in ways I could never have imagined. Not every day is easy. Sometimes I feel like  the worst mom in the world. The self-criticism is hard. Trying to understand his condition and wanting answers, and sometimes not getting them. Doing it as a single parent for most of his life has pushed me sometimes to the breaking point. But after 5+ years I wouldnโ€™t trade this experience for anything in the world. Because he is my world. ๐ŸŒ ...and my sun and my moon โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒ .
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#motherandson #singlemom #singleparent #specialneedsmom #autismawareness #mybabyboy #alwaysmybaby #hamiltonontario
This little human has changed me in ways I could never have imagined. Not every day is easy. Sometimes I feel like the worst mom in the world. The self-criticism is hard. Trying to understand his condition and wanting answers, and sometimes not getting them. Doing it as a single parent for most of his life has pushed me sometimes to the breaking point. But after 5+ years I wouldnโ€™t trade this experience for anything in the world. Because he is my world. ๐ŸŒ ...and my sun and my moon โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒ . . . #motherandson  #singlemom  #singleparent  #specialneedsmom  #autismawareness  #mybabyboy  #alwaysmybaby  #hamiltonontario 
The stunning, airy, open atrium of @mcmasterinnovationpark. Innovation happens here! ๐Ÿ“ฑ
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#hamiltonontario #mcmasteruniversity #innovation #hamont #technology #technologies #wired
Pulled this card today. Very contemplative time right now, thinking a lot about what has brought me to today, and the little shifts and adjustments Iโ€™ve been making the past year to take me into my next phase of life. A lot of letting go. People. Things. Work. Old patterns. A lot of embracing fear to make some necessary changes. Uncertain what this will all lead to...but the path feels right. ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€
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#tarot #pentacle #numberseven #tarotcards #changeisgood #nextchapter #betrue
Pulled this card today. Very contemplative time right now, thinking a lot about what has brought me to today, and the little shifts and adjustments Iโ€™ve been making the past year to take me into my next phase of life. A lot of letting go. People. Things. Work. Old patterns. A lot of embracing fear to make some necessary changes. Uncertain what this will all lead to...but the path feels right. ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€ . . . #tarot  #pentacle  #numberseven  #tarotcards  #changeisgood  #nextchapter  #betrue 
Walking small steps up to the front door of our nationโ€™s capital. But Tyler took a huge step today traveling with me on our first trip to Ottawa. For a kid on the spectrum he was so engaged and loved it here! He was hoping to meet w/ the PM to chat over an apple juice. Maybe next time. @ottawatourism @justinpjtrudeau @canada @cityofottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ .
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#parliamenthill #ottawa #canada #capitalcity #canadian #autism #autismawareness #rideau #motherandson
Walking small steps up to the front door of our nationโ€™s capital. But Tyler took a huge step today traveling with me on our first trip to Ottawa. For a kid on the spectrum he was so engaged and loved it here! He was hoping to meet w/ the PM to chat over an apple juice. Maybe next time. @ottawatourism @justinpjtrudeau @canada @cityofottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ . . . #parliamenthill  #ottawa  #canada  #capitalcity  #canadian  #autism  #autismawareness  #rideau  #motherandson 
Some unreal creations with thousands of @lego @scitechmuseum The Art of the Build exhibit. .
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#legoart #legogram #legofun #science #technology #ottawaontario
Checking out the @scitechmuseum in #ottawa with my little explorer. .
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#STEM #science #technology #littleexplorers #motherandson #adventures
Campsite charcuterie. G&T. Life is good. Hereโ€™s to a relaxing long weekend @newfie.journey2 โ›บ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿท .
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#glamping #campsite #happycamper #outdoors #campinglife #getoutside #charcuterie #campingfood #meatsandcheeses #eloragorge
Managed to rustle up a #seafood feast amidst a 5-year-old demon child meltdown. Success. Thx for putting up with me @newfie.journey2 ๐Ÿค๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฅ–
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#seafood #mussels #dinnertime #goodfood #5yearoldmeltdown #godhelpme
Conformity is boring.๐Ÿž .
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#regram #atticus #instapoem #neverapologize #individuality #beyourself #neverchange
Had quite the busy afternoon at the beach. At least this time I got him to keep his undies on. ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠ
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#beachlife #motherandson #myboy #hamiltonontario #hamont #beachboy #mamabear #lovemyson #surfdude #motherhood
Really cool #gutenberg printing press display @hamiltonlibrary Central Library #hamont #hamiltonontario ๐Ÿ“–
Strong and stable flow sequence from @ritualisland ๐ŸŒŠ working the core that is our foundation. Strong core = stable, strong body! Check out a full selection of movement videos at Ritual Island site (free and subscription).
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#yogaeverydamnday #ytt #downwarddog #rmmtt #yogainspiration #movementismedicine #hamiltonontario #yogi
I donโ€™t know whoโ€™s happier: my son in his element swimming in his birthday suit, or this mama watching her boy having a quintessentially Canadian summer moment. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ˜€๏ธ โ›บ๏ธ ๐ŸŒฒ 
#ontarioparks #balsamlake #motherandson #myboy #skinnydipping #clothingoptional #summerincanada #canadianboy #lakelife #swimmingtime #myson
Me nโ€™ the sibs @balsamlake_pp in dadโ€™s canoe. So happy we kept this over the years. Nice job @kevinlamanes. New family camping memories. Great weekend...โ›บ๏ธ
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#camping #ontarioparks #balsamlake #canoeing #siblings #familyfun #familyiseverything
Working my way up to โ€œcrazy plant ladyโ€ status...๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต
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#indoorgarden #terrarium #plantsofinstagram #plantlady #succulents #cacti #greenthumb #hamiltonontario #hygge #hyggelig #gettinghyggewithit #gardenlife #interiordecor #plantsmakepeoplehappy
James North #hamiltonontario is one of my favourite places to walk, people watch and just take in the good vibes. #swipeleft for more...
James North #hamiltonontario  is one of my favourite places to walk, people watch and just take in the good vibes. #swipeleft  for more...
Just sitting enjoying some rare downtime w/ my Globe while progress happens behind me. โญ๏ธ Tunic by @blackbirdstudios.ca @globeandmail .
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#hamiltonontario #hamont #jamesnorth #downtown #loveyourcity #newspaper #downtime #chillax #metime