5 reason why I’m not telling my son to man up

5 reason why I’m not telling my son to man up

I have written before about my son Oliver’s battle with anxiety and my attempts to help him. Recently I had a chat with someone (we’ll call him Jim), about the conversations I have been having with my son. Jim made a few points, some of which I agreed with, some of...
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...
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...
Beating anxiety – one school trip at a time

Beating anxiety – one school trip at a time

Oliver and I argued recently. We never argue really, we discuss everything before it gets to that point but one morning on the school run I blew up. I have talked before about Oliver’s battle with anxiety and because of his fears he was flat refusing to go on his...
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...
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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