Once upon a time…

  …there was a young boy called Jude. Jude lived in a small terraced house with his parents and two younger sisters, Elsa and Emmeline. He was happy but sometimes found his family confusing. They …

What mum wants for Christmas

    Ok, it’s less of what mum wants for Christmas and more what I want for Christmas. But I’m a mum, so that counts right? I’d like to start out by saying I have …

Developmental leap

It’s such a weird term, “developmental leap” but it’s the only way I can describe what I witnessed in Jude this half term. Maybe leap isn’t quite the right word for Jude, bunny hop may …

Have a Greener Halloween

  Have you ever considered how much plastic is used and wasted during the Halloween season? This week, a friend of mine enlightened me to a few statistics and I’m ashamed to say that it …

Autism and behaviour

  This is a massive subject so naturally I’m only going to touch the edges of it, but it’s something I often wonder about and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Teaching Jude can …

Finding education

I’m in various Facebook groups for children like Jude who have learning disabilities and a very common discussion theme emerges on an almost daily basis. Education. Which school is right, do you go mainstream or …

Going Green – The Rise in Veganism

  The Western Diet has changed significantly over the years. While we’ve always been a nation of meat lovers, there’s been a huge rise in the number of people ditching the meat and opting for …

Forward planning your Christmas gifting

  As we head into October, you may be starting to wonder when to start your Christmas gifting. Shopping for Christmas gifts is by far one of the most stressful times of the year, especially …