Hello! I’m Karen… Mum to two very wonderful and very different children which means we never really fit into one box.

That used to bother me, but now I like to celebrate the fact!

And, so, ‘Square Peg Parent’ was born! Mostly, it’s just a blog about our travels, our adventures and our experiences. About our life with autism and how that works for us. About being a square peg. About not fitting in. About standing out.

My aim is to write, honestly, about dealing with high functioning autism… The times when it feels like a short straw… And the times when it feels like one of those crazy curly long straws…. The ones that twist and turn and loop the loop… And, ever so occasionally, about the times it feels like a plain old regular straw!

Because life isn’t about living in a box.

Karen x