My child after diagnosis

I was having my hair done recently and got chatting with another client. We were talking about our children and I explained that Harry is autistic. She told me that her friend's son had recently received a diagnosis of autism and that her friend was struggling to cope...

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Abortion and disability. My answer to the question.

Followers of my social media pages over on Facebook and Instagram will know how important it is to me that I show our lives honestly. That means showing the bad days and the challenges as well as the great days and the successes. Recently Harry has struggled with...

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Incontinence and Autism

Followers on our social media channels will know that Harry has really been suffering since he had a UTI (urinary tract infection) back in February. His autism means that communicating his discomfort is incredibly difficult and this has led to a series of distressing...

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3 reasons why I can forgive but not forget

As well as blogging, I share the day to day antics of my unique family and our altered life on social media. Recently, I posted on our facebook page about how hard it was not to be able to rush to Harry when he was having a meltdown at school because I was at work. I...

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Grief for the living

We associate grief with the sadness which follows death, the loss and the ache of mourning and life without the ones we love. But those things can also come without death. We see people grieving for the loss of their loved ones when conditions like Alzheimers have...

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7 tips for school transition when your child has SEND

Transition periods are always tricky regardless of who or what is involved but school transition comes with a whole host of extra emotions particularly when your child has additional needs and / or is unable to talk to you about their experience. I found myself in...

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Loving Ethan ~ I’ve changed beyond recognition

Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed. Could you please share your name and where in the country you are from? I'm Geraldine from the land of the tribes , beautiful Galway city ! Would you mind sharing the moment that your life changed forever? Moments throughout all...

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15 blessings in becoming an Auntie

There is a ten-year age gap between myself and sister so although I doted on her when she was first born and through the early years, we saw less of each other as I went through my twenties. Over the last five years or so we have rekindled the bond we shared in the...

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Maternal Mental Health ~ Signs, Stigma & Solutions

I recently wrote about my own maternal mental health views as part of Maternal Mental Health awareness week. For this blog, I want to share just a brief summary of other mothers experiences in response to three specific questions that I asked them. 1) What were the...

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