The Pain and Power of Social Media

The Pain and Power of Social Media

Statista.com reports that so far in 2017 there are 2.46 billion social media users worldwide. That’s a LOT of content! Some of it is funny, heart-warming, heart breaking, terrifying, harrowing, inspirational, educational, informative, antagonistic …the list goes on....

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3 things your blogger friend really wants to ask (but daren’t)

3 things your blogger friend really wants to ask (but daren’t)

So, before I started blogging I thought it was as simple as writing whatever your heart desires, publishing it on a website and waiting for the readers to share their thoughts and opinions. In other words, I was wrong. Very wrong. I have always loved writing and...

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A fantastic hour for all budding young drivers! 

A fantastic hour for all budding young drivers! 

It’s really hard to know what to buy for children as they approach the teenage years isn’t it! This year for Oliver’s 12th birthday I arranged for him to have an hour long lesson behind the wheel as part of the young driver experience and recently I took him along for...

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How an accusation of ableism made me realise what I really am

How an accusation of ableism made me realise what I really am

I have recently embraced the 300mph life in the social media fast lane of twitter! Generally, I have to say that I am really enjoying it (the hilarious gifs and sarcastic tweets are just brilliant) but recently I have seen the ugly side of social media on there. I am...

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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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