We are just a typical family muddling along our day to day lives. 4 kids, 1 with autism, 1 with an unknown neuro muscular condition and a parent with depression… I guess its a typical family 🙂
Family of 4 lively kids, some people say we are so lucky as we have 2 girls and 2 boys, apparently that’s amazing, I guess for someone who loves maths and order it is perfect for me.
So who are we?
I am mum. I am 27, I gave up a carer in the business/finance industry to become a carer to my daughter. I have struggled with depression on and off since I was a teenager.
Then there is Dad, my husband, my rock and my best friend. We decided he would concentrate on his photography so that he would be a stay at home dad that our kids needed. He gave up his career for my mental health and to be the much needed ‘stability’ in our family.
We then have our big girl (BG) – she is currently 8 going on 18. She is amazing and is a mini mummy. Dad is not biological dad but pretty much is in every way as sperm donor left when he found out BG was on her way. She sees her sperm donors parents and sister every week as they are amazing and want to know her.
Then we have our Middle one (MO) – he is wonderfully inspiring. He is on the Autism Spectrum (still awaiting the official diagnosis but if you know this route it can take years to officially being diagnosed in Kent but everyone agrees he is on the spectrum it is just a waiting game to officially be diagnosed) and this makes parenting a struggle but so worthwhile.
3rd child is smallest boy (SB) – SB is a typical 4 year old, he loves paw patrol, running around with random objects in his hands and causing mischief. He loves helping me with my make up, choosing his own clothes (he apparently has better fashion sense then me), and doing his hair. He loves his dolls and dresses as much as trains and pirates and we just actively encourage him to choose what makes him happy.
Finally we have baby girl (BBG) – she is 1 and is our SWAN (Syndrome Without A Name). She has a lot of symptoms and secondary diagnosis’ but no primary diagnosis yet! We take each day as it comes and am just so lucky she has blessed us with her smiles and pure determination for the past year.
We were told after SB’s birth I wouldn’t be able to have a viable pregnancy but hey presto BBG proved them wrong
So thats us…. just a plain old family trying to figure out the world.
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