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To the mummy who is worried about whether her decisions are right. They are. Your decisions are always right, because you know your children best, because you love them the…

You matter. Yes YOU!

As parents it’s all too often far to easy to forget about you. And the truth is YOU matter. Yes YOU! I really am talking to you. So this week…

You Are Enough

Dear Mummy, You are enough. You are the best mummy your little one(s) could have. You are a good partner. You are a good person. You are not a failure.…

Yes I Am Still Breastfeeding

It’s funny how over the years my opinions on so many things have changed. Maybe I have mellowed with age, or maybe I have now just lived enough of life…

I Wonder If I’ll Always Want Just One More….

I have always only wanted two children. It was my life plan. My logic even as a teenager ran something like this: Two children are the right amount. Two children…

Do You Wish You Had A Way To Help Others Understand Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Well, now hopefully you do. What’s more it’s completely free and neither you nor they will need to leave the comfort of home. Whether you are a teacher wanting to…

Why Special Interests Matter

When it comes to Autism, I’ve worked over the years at both ends of the spectrum, from non-verbal infants to highly articulate teenagers, from Options programmes to ABA, in state…

Why Does No-One Talk About Hard It Is To Give Up? A Breastfeeding Post.

It’s well documented how hard it can be to establish breastfeeding. There are breastfeeding groups, midwives and health visitors. And although the system isn’t perfect, if you need help you…

Why Do Children On The Spectrum Ask Repetitive Questions? And How Can We Reassure Them?

As both a teacher and a mum, I can testify to how frustrating it can be to be asked the same question over and over again – especially if you…

Which Planner Is Right For You?

Every year I spend literally hours trying to find the perfect planner for me. Because the reality is with so many fantastic ones out there we really are spoilt for…


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Things Will Not Always Be This Hard

I want to confess something.  There are days I forget how completely and utterly overwhelming the early days were. I forget about days filled with Meltdowns that felt like they…

Five Reasons A Disney Cruise Is The Most Magical Holiday In The World

Having not done a non-Disney holiday in the last twelve years, at this point it’s hard to imagine doing so. For us, it is simply a magical world that we…

A Review Of The PuroQuiet Headphones From Puro Sound Labs

If there is one thing my children argue about more than anything else, it’s that they don’t want to listen to whatever it is the other one is listening to…

Easy Ways To Add Storage To Your Home

I have to confess that although I have tried to reign it in over recent years, I am somewhat of a hoarder. The Other Half on the other hand has…

The Top Ten Things All Teachers Need To Know About Teaching Children With Autism

Autism is a Spectrum, so no two children will ever be the same. Whilst all will have difficulties with social communication and interaction, and will on some level have repetitive…

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Those who have been following the blog since the beginning, you will know the difficulties the Lion has had with food, with feeling ill and of course with the dreaded…