9 reasons why living with autism is magical

9 reasons why living with autism is magical

There is no denying that living with autism can be really hard at times. It’s frustrating and lonely sometimes but it’s also magical and amazing too. Here, to balance the points I made in 9 reasons why living with autism is hard, I want to share with you a few aspects...

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9 reasons why living with autism is hard

9 reasons why living with autism is hard

My son, Harry is almost 12 as I write this but I have no idea how I would rate his age in his own world. His language is below 2 years most of the time, his comprehension and processing of the world could be around 3 I’d say but his ability to twist me around his...

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Wonder – The book review by Oliver

Wonder – The book review by Oliver

I recently read Wonder by R.J.Palacio for the second time and loved it. Read here, how and why it really touched me. I decided that I wanted my son Oliver to read it too and so together, we read Wonder and fell in love with Auggie and his gang in a life that isn’t...

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5 ways to enjoy an Autism friendly holiday

5 ways to enjoy an Autism friendly holiday

In October 2016, my partner and I decided to take our four children abroad on our first family holiday. This in itself was always going to be a challenge.  Finding a place that suited everyone’s needs, a destination where the weather was warm enough to keep everyone...

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Touched by Wonder

Touched by Wonder

I have just finished reading Wonder by R.J.Palacio for the second time and I still said “WOW” at the end. I’m not going to give you a book review, you have Amazon for that, but I will say that if you have never read it, regardless of the genre you usually enjoy, I can...

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Living with Anxiety – a siblings curse

Living with Anxiety – a siblings curse

Recently, Oliver’s school was closed for voting and so we were excited to have a day together on our own. I say on our own, but we had a pain in the arse (for us both) companion for most of the day...Oliver’s anxiety. When did it begin? I couldn’t tell you a specific...

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What to do when you’re worried about bonding with your baby.

What to do when you’re worried about bonding with your baby.

You have been cooking your baby nicely for many months now. You are excited and nervous in equal measure, wondering how life will change. But you are sure of one thing. You are going to love this baby more than you have ever loved anyone or anything before it. You...

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The great divide. Me and the ‘other’ mums.

The great divide. Me and the ‘other’ mums.

I don’t remember much about the first time I saw my babies. I think I had been in a numb daze. Still shocked and trying to process it all. Trying to wake myself up from the news which had just turned our world upside down. I certainly didn't feel like a Mum yet! I was...

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Mental Health ~ Myths and Reality

Mental Health ~ Myths and Reality

Common mental health beliefs include that there is absolutely no need to become depressed if you notice the signs and do something proactive to help – exercise, socialise, laugh with friends! Anxiety is simply a state of mind and people can “shake it off” if they...

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