Who cares for that carer?

A few months ago I found myself sat in a busy supermarket carpark whilst the little one snoozed. I didn't want to wake him and enjoyed the peace for 15 minutes (It comes to something when 15 minutes in a carpark is considered a break). I glanced to the car next to me and an …

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Carers Allowance. The Reality

My partner came home from work a few days ago and told me about a heated debate he'd been listening to on the radio regarding Carers Allowance. There appears to be a misconception that anyone can claim it, and that people do so when they don't need to. If you want to get my blood …

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The Love of A Brother.

Increasing the size of your family is one of the biggest life changing decisions anyone takes. Deciding to increase the size of your family when you already have a child with special needs, in our case nonverbal autism is an epic decision. We already live in a challenging world, a world of unknowns but bringing …

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Letter to my sons nursery SENCO

Dear Hannah, Before you rush off on your secondment to manage another nursery, I wanted to let you and everyone else know how much my family have valued you, particularly over recent months with the dreaded EHCP process.  The Monster started at the nursery you work at as a two year old. We knew back …

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The good the bad and the ugly!

Anyone else feel like they are on a permanent rollercoaster!? Here's all the aspects we would need to incorporate into a design if we had to build our own... The Good Bits (the bits that make you scream happily, and make your tummy do butterflies!) 1. The Monster is the happiest kid I've ever seen. …

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This is Our Normal

Do you ever wonder what other people’s normal looks like? How their life differs to yours? Something you consider to be so ordinary but to others it really isn’t? For example, it wasn’t until I went to uni that I found out mash potato on a Sunday Roast was considered weird  (at least in that …

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