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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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A List Of Books That Represent The Diverse Nature Of Our Classrooms

*Disclaimer – some of these books have been gifted in return for inclusion in this post. Others are books I already owned. All are books I would recommend. The last…

Finding A Balance

It seems impossible to believe that three weeks ago we could go out and walk about freely outside. Because the truth is, as unlikely as it seemed when we started…

Strategies For If Home Learning Isn’t Going To Plan?

For our children who so often compartmentalise their world into home and school, homework can be an enormous challenge – and one that belongs firmly at school. So if you…

The Man On The TV

As parents we normally – within reason – have the power to make our own rules. We tell our children where they can play and who they can play with.…

Learning From Home

For our children, who often thrive off structure last week brought big changes – and this week is about to bring even bigger ones. Schools across the country have been…

A New Kind Of Normal

Today is our sixth day of isolation.  It feels simultaneously surreal and terrifying. Our conversations have switched from what should we watch on the TV and sharing anecdotes about our…