Pregnancy & Parenting – expectations vs reality

Pregnancy & Parenting – expectations vs reality

June is the month of my boy’s birth. As I write this blog, I was 28 weeks pregnant 13 years ago, looking like a weeble and peeing roughly every 45 seconds! (only a slight exaggeration) *Note, I have NO photgraphs of me when I was pregnant as they were all on my...
7 reasons why it’s okay not to be okay as a parent

7 reasons why it’s okay not to be okay as a parent

I had a bad day as a mother recently. Well, technically it was a bad ten minutes but the aftermath of emotion and exhaustion stayed with me for most of the day. I took to my Facebook page to share the reality of parenting on a live broadcast in the hope that other...
Blood is thicker than water – true or false?

Blood is thicker than water – true or false?

There’s a saying that ‘blood is thicker than water’ which means that family bonds are supposedly stronger than those of friends and I’ve been giving this some thought lately. A while a go I wrote a blog called ‘3 reasons why I can’t die’ which explains my emotional...
Am I a carer ?

Am I a carer ?

I am mum to a son who currently needs a lot of support with many aspects of his day to day life including dressing, self-care and eating. As he gets older, the ways in which I help him may alter but there is little doubt that he will always need me in a way that his...
Autism, Love & Life ~ An Interview with a Step-Dad

Autism, Love & Life ~ An Interview with a Step-Dad

I was thinking today about the many ways that autism is both a welcome and annoying part of the family. I have written before about the reasons that autism is both magical and hard but its always been from my own perspective. For a change, I wanted to have someone...
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