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
Please note this post was prepared way ahead of the awful event at Westminster last week, there's no attempt to play off any increased searching or traffic around terms related to the Houses of Parliament. I thought about not publishing this but on reflection, I hope the majority of people will not be offended. If you disagree, I … Continue reading Too Much Information? Butt out!
Words can inflame situations and words can burn and scar. So often I hear parents ruining an amazing learning moment with thoughtless words, leaving the child scorched, smarting in pain and with nothing salvageable left from their experience. Mum! I made a boat that floated all the way across the puddle and... Junior, why are your … Continue reading Scorched: parenting and learning
I took this photo just moments ago, holding our breath, wondering at the wobbly bubbly colours, trying not to giggle and make it pop. We were trying to squeeze in as many different tricks and experiments as we could imagine, squeeze out as much fun and laughter as possible, before the itchy gloves became too overwhelming. Sometimes the … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Magic