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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…

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…

When Was The Last Time You Bought New Knickers?

Seven years ago I was a single mum. I was juggling full time teaching in a school for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties with simultaneously looking after the…


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A Review Of The Lightweight H-Free Cordless Hoover – Pets Edition

*Contains PR Sample We’ve been talking about treating ourselves to a cordless vacuum for a while, with a very active (and messy) toddler in the house we were keen to…

How Can You Engage Children And Young People With Pathological Demand Avoidance?

I’m asked frequently by both parents and teachers about ways to engage young people with Pathological Demand Avoidance. These are my top tips: Special Interests Are Your Best Friend Spending…

An Open Letter To The Parents Whose Child Has Just Been Referred For Diagnosis

Dear Parents, As I sit and write this letter, I do so as a Mum. A mum who has sat where you sit. A mum who has feared your fears.…

Top Tips For Keeping Your Child Healthy This Term – With Sambucol

*This post is a collaborative post with Sambucol. With the pressure of the new school term over, and the Bear settled well in school, my mind is constantly ticking over…

A Note To Professionals Who ‘Assess’ Children….

Dear Professionals, I write to you as a mum, a teacher, someone who like you is often involved in assessments of one kind or another. I write because there is…

Things To Consider When Making Your Secondary School Choice

As I drive around, seeing signs for school open evenings, I am reminded of this time last year as we walked around secondary schools, each of us fearing what the…