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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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Chasing Perfection…

As I sit here, four days before the end of this half term, I am grateful for all that it has provided. Firstly, we got back in the classroom… And…

How Can You Increase A Child’s Love Of Reading?

One of the things I am proudest of, if I look back over my career as a teacher, is the number of children I have passed on my love of…

The Transformational Nature Of Special Interests

Regular readers of the blog will long know that I am a huge proponent of allowing a child as much access to their special interest as possible. Special interests are…

When A School Gets It…

As a parent, worrying comes with the territory. After all there are a million things each day that could go wrong, and human nature is to protect our young from…

A Review Of The Tonka Steel Bulldozer And Mighty Dump Truck

Disclaimer: These products were gifted for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own. There is a bit of a legend in our family, that the only toys my…

Non-Fiction Books That Should Be In Every Classroom

Disclaimer: Some of these books are gifted. Traditionally non-fiction books in schools were somewhat dry. Happily, this is no longer the case and there are now many incredible non-fiction books…