To the special needs teachers of my son

To the special needs teachers of my son

I didn’t want to send Harry to a special school. I wanted him in mainstream with his twin brother doing all the things that other siblings were doing together. I wanted him to have loads of friends and memories to treasure forever. I wanted him to know that...
The emotional conflict of letting my boy grow

The emotional conflict of letting my boy grow

This week I was explaining to one of the classes I teach what it means to be in ’emotional conflict’; to feel conflicted. Today, as I packed my sons suitcase for his week-long residential with school, I became the embodiment of that description. When I...
9 things that have helped my mental health

9 things that have helped my mental health

I have blogged in the past about my mental health journey. Initially, the shock diagnosis of Goldenhar Syndrome for my son Harry lead to depression. More recently I have been happy to share that I am struggling with anxiety like I’ve never known before, brought...
Dear Harry, when the time comes, it’s OK to forget me

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...
9 reasons for anger in our altered life

9 reasons for anger in our altered life

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I never expected the life I have today when I was pregnant. For those who are new to me and this page I’d direct you to my account of how life changed forever in a moment and ‘what not coping looked...

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