Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting

Written for World Autism Awareness Week: this is my equivalent of the shaved head, raffle or sponsored slim.  If it touches you at all, please click here to make a donation to the National Autistic Society or at least, share as widely as you can so we can hopefully tap into some rich people... Pause Accidents will happen (even in … Continue reading Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting

What does home ed look like?

People often ask me how my daughter is educated at home, what we do, whether we have tutors, workbooks, follow the national curriculum etc... I'm never quite sure what to say. To sum up our amazing, awesome learning adventure in few-enough words to satisfy what is generally only a very fleeting casual interest would be impossible and, I feel, … Continue reading What does home ed look like?

Next time you see a rainbow, remember a kiss…

October 9th-15th is Baby Loss Awareness Week.  Throughout the week bereaved parents, family and friends will commemorate the all-too-brief lives of their babies, knowing that thousands of other families elsewhere in the world will be doing the same.  One in four women lose a baby during pregnancy, at, during or after birth. Nearly 8 years … Continue reading Next time you see a rainbow, remember a kiss…

Happy Mother’s Day to every Mummy!!

Sat on the sofa, watching old episodes of I love Raymond and Frasier, listening to daughter and husband bustle around the kitchen making a full English breakfast.  Snuggled with my hot fluffy hairy babies... Perfectico! Wishing all Mummies a wonderful Mother's Day. I didn't get my Mother's Day off to a very good start.  I made my … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to every Mummy!!

Special Needs Parents all need Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a funny thing, pardon the unintentional pun.  It resonates with so many people and is probably the first significant charity fundraising event that a lot of children experience.  I remember the first red nose day when I was a teenager. Sharing fun and high jinx and camaraderie with friends, teachers, parents, neighbours... All good. … Continue reading Special Needs Parents all need Comic Relief