7 reasons why SEND education is like a snow globe

7 reasons why SEND education is like a snow globe

I do love a good snow globe as does my son Oliver. I’ve brought three back for him from various holidays. It appears that the magic of ‘shake and wonder’ appeals in the sunshine as much as it does in the winter time. Recently, I was at Harrys school for his Christmas...

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The Snowman Tour – Our Review

The Snowman Tour – Our Review

I was really excited to see a local showing of The Snowman by carrot productions accompanied by a live orchestra and to introduce my boys to the magic of strings (other instruments are available but they are my favourite) The performance itself did not disappoint. It...

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5 reasons to share the children– for parents who struggle

5 reasons to share the children– for parents who struggle

In 2009 I made the decision to leave my husband. It wasn’t easy and naturally, I worried about how my decision would affect our boys but one thing I always tried to do was to ensure that the boys knew they were still loved by us both. Today we are a great parenting...

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Neurotypical sibling superheroes – The Return

Neurotypical sibling superheroes – The Return

I recently wrote about the 5 reasons why my son Oliver is the unsung hero of our story as the sibling of Harry who has a rare cranio facial condition and autism. I proudly recognised his patience and acceptance, empathy and maturity, forgiveness and understanding,...

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5 reasons why my neurotypical son is the super hero of our story

5 reasons why my neurotypical son is the super hero of our story

If you don’t follow Special Books by Special Kids already on YouTube, Instagram or Facebook then you really need to as what Chris and his partner Alyssa produce on their channel is inspirational, life affirming stuff! Through December 2017 they are travelling the...

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7 things I never thought I’d say as a mum

7 things I never thought I’d say as a mum

Before you became a parent, how did you visualise your role? Did you see yourself as the fun mum/dad or did you see yourself as firm but fair? And at what point did you hear yourself turning into your own parents by echoing the words they’d muttered to you in the past...

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Wonder the Movie – Our Review *contains spoilers*

Wonder the Movie – Our Review *contains spoilers*

If you follow my blog you will know that I have raved for ages about the book called Wonder which tells the story of August Pullman who has a cranio-facial condition called Treacher collins syndrome. I explained why reading the book touched me more than it might...

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Reviewing Asda’s Cheese Advent Calendar

Reviewing Asda’s Cheese Advent Calendar

If you're a friend or a regular reader of my blog then you will know how much I simply adore cheese and even held a cheese tasting evening for my charity recently. I was so excited to get my hands on the cheese advent calendar that Asda released this year that I...

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