Special Ed vs mainstream

This past few weeks we have been inundated with assessments for support and for different services that are in our new area.   As BBG is now 18 months we are now understanding a little bit more about her condition. We are understanding that her communication is very limited, we are understanding that her understanding…

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…