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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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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…

Strategies For Those Starting To Worry About The Return To School?

At this time of the year – midway through the summer holidays for those of you in England, and closer yet for those of you in Scotland or the States…

A Review Of The Yvonne Ellen Collection By Wax Lyrical

If there is one piece of luxury that I love, it has to be candles. I love nothing more than walking into the living room and enjoying their welcoming scent.…

Ten Things You Should Teach Your Child This Summer

Kindness I have a saying in my classroom – ‘It’s ok to be mad but not to be mean’ it’s a value I instil every day. Whether it’s encouraging your…

Dear #UNIQUEANDSUCCESSFUL Families

Dear #UNIQUEANDSUCCESSFUL Families, Last week I published a post entitled Dear Mums. Maybe I was wrong. You see the reason I entitled it so, was because I am a mum.…

An End Of Term Letter To Every Autism Mum

  Dear Mum, I know right now things are hard. You look around you and feel as if all those steps, those breakthroughs, those moments you have battled so hard…