On a more serious note than most of what I post here, this checklist from the “We Are Like Your Child” site (a very useful group blog written for parents of autistic kids by autistic adults, based on their own childhood experiences) is really good. Some of the things on it have really helped me […]
What does “Muime” mean?
You will notice in these posts that Little A calls me "muime". That's a word from Old Irish, originally meaning foster mother, and later stepmother, godmother, nurse or anyone else in a motherly role who is not your biological mother. It's what my now ex-wife and I decided our kids should call me to avoid the confusion of calling us both mom. It's pronounced "mwee-va", more or less.
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