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…

Next Steps for our SWAN

As readers of my social media pages may have seen we were called up to GOSH Thursday and we weren’t really sure why. We knew it wouldn’t be for a diagnosis as all the tests had come back negative and there’s no way the 100k Genome project would have an answer within 2 weeks of…

Not a Match Made in Heaven

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I absolutely love Christmas; the food, the presents and the decorations. The general joy that most people have. The giving and general generosity. To MO it is one of the worst times of year. Our house doesn’t have any sparkles, our tree is decorated with wool and…

I haven’t blogged for a while…

I haven’t really blogged for a while… my mind just hasn’t been in the right place for it. Other than physically being busy, with moving house, appointments, run up to Christmas and many other things. Mentally and emotionally I’ve had nothing in me. It’s really stopped me wanting to write as I didn’t know what…

Diary Zapp Review

I used to love scrap booking when I was younger and it brings back so many happy memories. I tried to get the children involved however although tickets and maps are usually accessible, we are unfortunately living in the modern digital age, where all my photos are on the cloud and I rarely print any…

To my children as you grow 

Hello to my wonderfully diverse kiddies. I am writing this on an anti bullying campaign week. I hope and pray you never experience bullying. I hope you grow to learn different is not wrong it’s amazing. I hope you feel you have a voice and realise no matter what if your being bullied I will…

Worry Plaque Review

MO gets extremely anxious because of his autism. If things aren’t exactly right or if our routine changes at all, MO can’t handle it. His stims are on overdrive, he can’t calm down and he is just generally can’t control his anxiety.   So when I was offered the Irish Fairy Door Company’s Worry Plaque…

Anxiety is so high

This last couple of weeks I have felt the lest motivated ever!  I honestly think it’s all down to anxiety about Thursdays hospital appointment at Great Ormond Street.  Last time we went to see this particular consultant (we have a couple up there), we were given a list of numbers for therapists and councillors and…

Can we really have it all?

I’ve been thinking about whether we can really have it all.   Can we really; be a parent have a career have a good relationship with the partner have a social life have hobbies     Are there enough hours in the day/week/month/year?   Do we have enough energy to at the end of the…

The Amazing Craft Company Review

What do you do on a typical rainy British day, when your kids don’t want to splash in the puddles anymore and you just want to stay in the warm? That is the question I come up against a lot of the time, especially during the school holidays. So when The Amazing Craft Company approached me…

An Unexpected Adventure to Hospital

This morning my alarm woke me up at 6.30. I stretched my arms and legs and dragged myself into BBGs nursery. She had slept through the night and for anyone who breast feeds you will understand the ache I was feeling, plus BBG never sleeps through the night.  Bleary eyed I bent down and scooped…

Move day is approaching

We are moving house! So as MO has autism you can understand why I’ve been slightly quiet on here for a while.  We hired a skip and have been clearing away a lot of things. I can’t believe how much stuff a house can hold without even realising! However this has really had an impact…