So much has happened

It seems like I haven’t written a blog for years and so I thought I would update you guys as to why. Unfortunately, my husband and I have decided to separate, this has changed the family dynamic quite a bit and turned my already chaotic life upside down. We quickly learnt that the separation was…

To be a sibling

I asked my daughter what it was like to be the eldest sibling of a brother with autism and a sister with an undiagnosed condition. Her reply is below and it broke my heart; I love my sister and my brother but I don’t like being their sibling sometimes. I don’t like having to do…

Stressful times!

How much stress can I person take! I always thought that I could deal with stress well. My previous jobs had always been stressful and yet I seemed to be able to switch off when I left the office. I have moved internationally with 3 children, one being only a few months old, and yet…

Emotions

I never realised how much we took knowing our emotions for granted. I can’t remember learning emotions, I can’t remember having to figure out what emotions suit what situation. If someone fell over, I knew that it was sad. If someone was being nice to me I knew to be happy.  MO however doesn’t know…

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…

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…