I’m struggling, help

Today I decided while the kids were at school, BBG was having a nap and Dad was busy doing allotment things I would take a 5 minute peaceful toilet break with no interruptions! It was bliss! I came back and cried however, as had missed a phone call from an NHS scheme called Short Breaks….

Postcode Lottery

I’d heard of the postcode lottery but never really understood what it meant until now. Back in November you may recall I moved, well although the move was only 3.2 miles I technically crossed boundaries of councils and also healthcare. My health visitor had to change and all our hard work thinking about getting an…

How do you keep pregnancy special

Unless you’ve been in space this last few months you probably would know about Kylie Jenner and the whole, is she pregnant, isn’t she pregnant. She finally announced she had given birth to a little girl on 1st February. It made me think what do we keep quiet while pregnant about, do we/ should we…

Mummy Keeping Up With the Joneses

As a Mum I can’t believe how competitive Mums are. It seems you can’t go anywhere without someone saying their kids are better or their parenting skills are perfect. You go to a baby class and the mums are talking about the organic home made dinners that they make and purée down for their babies…

How your first is different to your other children

In my parenting life of nearly 9 years, I’ve celebrated so many firsts! I even celebrated each child’s last nappy being used! The kids have started to ask what their first words were. I know BGs was “more”, but my memory is slightly hazy on the other 2. I have to look into their baby…

Naivety

I always thought I knew enough about disabilities. I have always been around disabilities somehow, the invisible to the eye disabilities all the way through to disabilities which are extremely visible. I may not have known all the names for all the disabilities but I thought I was quite knowledgable about the fact there are…

Dribble Bubbs Review

For the last couple of months I have been trialling the Dribble Bubbs bed sheets and onesies. All I can say is wow. MO still sometimes struggles with setting himself during the day and night. This from researching and talking to other parents of Autistic children, is quite a common thing. I’ve been searching for…

Please don’t forget about me

As we found out we were pregnant and we all ooo’d and aww’d We spoke about what was to come; the good and the lame The kicking of our babies, the bumps that grew and grew The morning sickness, the blood tests, the growing bump pain   We all gathered for coffee smiling and rubbing…

Full Time Carer Job Description

Full Time Parent Carer Job Description Wage – £62.70 p/w dependant on several factors that you have to have ticked off or you work for free (annual pay rise depending on government budgets) Daily needs can change at any given moment and this is not a full comprehensive list of requirements as every client is…

5 Random Christmas Traditions

Originally posted on Jon's Travel Blog:
Everyone has their own family traditions at Christmas, from when the decorations go up to what happens after Christmas dinner (Queens speech or nap).  I’ve searched the internet to find, what are to me, the strangest traditions found throughout the world that I’d like to experience on my…

Christmas Time!

Last Christmas was BBGs first Christmas time. We were so excited to celebrate as a family of 6, I’d brought a different outfit and pj set for each day of the week of Christmas back in early November. I had excitedly brought Christmas presents all the way back in September/October. Then our world changed. We…

My answer to a vile person

I get quite a few messages to say all sorts of encouragement and people sharing their stories. All are just comments that let you know there are still decent human beings in the world. This week my email pinged and I had another message come through, yet this one showed me how negative some people…