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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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Top Tips For Flying With Children Who Struggle To Stay Still

Having flown short haul with the Bear from birth and long haul since she was three, I have had more than my share of aeroplane adventures with small children. The…

When Is The Right Time To Tell Your Child About Their Diagnosis, And What Should You Tell Them?

Those of you who have been following the blog for a while will know that I believe strongly in telling children and young people about their diagnosis. In fact I’ve…

Seven Reasons Why Parenting Can Be Compared To Hogwarts

As we strolled around our local Royal Horticultural Society Gardens today, the thought hit me as clear as day, that there are a lot of similarities between teaching at Hogwarts…

What Do Teachers Really Do In The School Holidays?

It’s Friday evening at seven twenty. I write this post whilst lying on the Lion’s bedroom floor in the hope that soon he will drift off. Today we broke up…

Top Tips For Encouraging More Independent Play/ Activities For Children

However much you love spending time with your children, there times we all need a few minutes to ourselves – whether it’s taking a shower, serving dinner or just decompressing…

Is A Disney Cruise Really Worth The Money?

I’m not going to lie to you, Disney Cruises really are crazily expensive. Yet although I almost have a heart attack every single time I book one, I still keep…