Even on a bad day, you’ve got this!

Hey you, Sometimes you smile but I know that you are struggling inside. I know that the laughter is strained and the relaxed tone of your voice is forced but you need to know that you’ve got this. And it wont always feel this way. I hear you beating yourself up for...

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The frustrations of an invisible sibling

I have written before about the reasons why Oliver is the unsung hero of our story. As much as I try to divide my time equally its incredibly hard when one child does need more attention. Even when you are physically with the sibling, you're hyper aware that the other...

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Dear Harry, when the time comes, it’s OK to forget me

I took Harry to our local trampoline park recently and was struck by something that I wanted to write about. I have to say that this happens ALOT at the trampoline park. I've written some of my favourite posts there like my letter to the mum with the life I will never...

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5 challenges of working when your child has additional needs

In my blog post where I shared the reasons why I left teaching and the impact of that decision, I explained how my income and self esteem are directly related and that I have always loved working both for my finances and my sanity. My fiance Andrew laughs that even if...

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10 things you would never know from looking at my boy

My son has a rare cranio-facial condition called Goldenhar Syndrome as well as Autism. I have spoken before about the reasons why that combination is a blessing at times but undoubtedly people feel a few things when they look at us. Particularly on the days when one...

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Why it’s hard to have fun without my boys

Its Alton Towers and the sun is shining. We are screaming on the white-knuckle rides and enjoying warm doughnuts covered in sugar. We are walking miles, chatting and laughing and yet, something feels strange as we all have fun together. You see, today we are a four....

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5 things we loved about the Lake District!

Back in November 2017 my son Harry was the inspiration for a huge rally of classic cars through Liverpool in aid of raising funds for the charity I have founded to raise awareness of facial disfigurement called More Than a Face. It was a fantastic day which raised...

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