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…

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…

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…

Moaning doesn’t mean I am not grateful

Tomorrow is BBG’s 1st birthday! As we approach this milestone it not only got me thinking back to my pregnancies, it got me thinking about what other things. A lot of people stand mouth wide open when I utter a negative word about BBG. These negative words are nothing that another parent may say, for…

Marriage, how to make it last

I recently read that 42% of marriages end in divorce and that out of that 42%, around half of these happen in the first 10 years of marriage. The median duration of marriage before divorce is 11.9 years.(stats website). If these figures are correct that means that Dad and I have done roughly half of…

Isolation

This was first published in the Firefly Community however after talking to another Mum on a similar journey to my own about feeling a little isolated I thought this would be a good blog to re publish.  When I had my first three babies, I had a group of mummies who I met up with weekly,…

Half Sibling…. no they are siblings!

I have randomly had a few questions and conversations about half siblings this week. I don’t really class my children as half siblings, they all bicker like siblings, they all defend each other like siblings and my love for them is exactly the same. It did get me thinking though. A little bit of background,…