One to one time with my boys – the joys and struggles

One to one time with my boys – the joys and struggles

Welcome to motherhood where you are not given a handbook with frequently asked questions in the back such as “why does my son decide to pee a fountain the second I remove his nappy?” “why does my child suddenly cry for the toys I am giving to the charity shop even...

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The one piece of advice I would give to myself as a child

The one piece of advice I would give to myself as a child

I am big on self-reflection. I don’t know whether my degree in psychology and a career in teaching developed that in me or whether I was already pensive type which meant that psychology and teaching spoke to that aspect of my personality but either way, I’m an over...

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The adventures of a prosthetic eye

The adventures of a prosthetic eye

When Harry was born without his left eye I was devastated. Professionals assured me that medical science was making advances all the time and would create something that looked incredible. But I didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t want medical intervention. I wanted the...

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Seeing an autism meltdown – how can you help?

Seeing an autism meltdown – how can you help?

My facebook page is usually a place of laughter where I regularly take the mickey out of our unique lives and offer an insight into what an altered life looks like. I’m mindful not to just show the magical moments because every life has both joy and heartache and I...

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7 things to do when people are staring.

7 things to do when people are staring.

I never really noticed people staring at each other before I had a baby with half a face (yes, I’m blunt). The reaction we got in the early days almost made me a recluse. I was hyper sensitive to every glance and whisper. They may not have even been aimed at us but I...

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5 tips for successful birthday shopping (adventures with autism)

5 tips for successful birthday shopping (adventures with autism)

Harry turned 12 at the end of June. He loves the thrill of unwrapping gifts (although be warned, unless it’s a remote control he’s not interested. Even if the gift you thought he’d love cost a fortune. He’s a mote fan!) However, even more than that he absolutely...

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4 weird habits that make me an irritating date!

4 weird habits that make me an irritating date!

You may or may not have already read my introduction but just to fill you in a little more, I am officially off the shelf now and no longer dating. This is just as well really as I have caught myself doing some pretty weird things lately (I’ve done them for years but...

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Movie Night Review – The Boss Baby

Movie Night Review – The Boss Baby

Movie night is a relatively new idea in our house. Once a month, technology goes off, the pop corn comes out, the curtains are drawn and we all settle down for a couple of hours of family viewing. This month’s film was The Boss Baby. Now I’m not going to lie, when I...

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3 Reasons why I can’t die.

3 Reasons why I can’t die.

I'm just going to make one thing clear before I begin. Three reasons why I can't die isn't a tale of superhuman strength or marvel hero invincibility (just in case you thought you were indeed reading the blog of super girl). It's more the darkest fear of a mother...

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