Days to Remember

It's not often we do family days out, I'm  talking about the ones you need to plan in advance, book tickets and often part with quite a sum of money. Trips to theme parks, the theatre, cinema and the zoo for example are often off limits. Why? There are so many variables that we can't …

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A journey down Diagnosis Lane.

Hello, I'm the mum to an almost 4 year old boy who I affectionately refer to as The Monster, and a baby boy who is 3 months old. I'm a long time partner (but not wife as he refuses to put a ring on it) to my other half. I often get asked how we …

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Why helicopter parenting is absolutely necessary in our world…

We live in a world where everyone is quick to judge and everyone has an opinion and is keen to express it. This is especially true when thinking about parenting. Breast feeding, bottle feeding, stay at home parent, working parent, 1 kid / 10 kids, single parent, same sex parents. You name it people judge …

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Is it OK to hate my child’s autism? 

I love The Monster more than I will ever be able to describe. To Infinity and Beyond. To The Moon and Back. I would lay down my life for him. You get the picture. But that doesn't mean I always like what his autism does to him. Ouch I feel guilty even writing that.  It's …

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…And They Lived Happily Ever After ❤

Like many girls, from a young age I had a fairytale vision of how I wanted my life to pan out. When I looked to the future the chapters to my happily ever after story looked something like this in my minds eye (as a very quick, rough guide!): Relationship House Career Children Children leave …

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Never let anyone dull your sparkle. 

I need to do this today. Let me explain, this week I have visited a special school for autistic children as part of my due diligence in shortlisting suitable schools. I have also had our first meeting with The Monster's Educational Psychologist today. Such events are emotionally draining since there is a constant reminder that …

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