Emmeline… as in Pankhurst.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said this in the last 75 months when people (inevitably) mishear my daughter’s name. Emmeline. Pronounced Emma-leeeeen. As in Pankhurst, yes, that is who she’s named after. …

Parental support

Something I’ve mentioned before (multiple times) but still really bothers me, is the lack of parental support of children with additional needs. Does it even exist? I am so honoured to often hear from parents …

When you meet a good’un

What are your top stresses when it comes to hospital appointments? For me, it’s absolutely that the doctor will be terrible with Jude. To define “terrible” I could give you so many examples but I …

Change is a beauty

The weekend for me is a time to reflect on the previous week, as well as the one coming my way. To be honest, I’m exhausted by the weekend so I’m not entirely sure the …

Family Holidays

With Jude’s recent developmental leaps, I keep thinking about ways in which I can further enhance his life. What does he not do that I think he’d enjoy? And one word keeps creeping into my …

Carers Week

  Today has been my first day sans les enfants since the middle of March. It’s been so peaceful but typically, the hours have whizzed by.   Cravings Are things going back to normal? I …

It’s nearly half term woo hoo!

Ok, slightly sarcastic title, sorry. How are we all doing? Loving the groundhog day-ness of life?   If I’m honest, it’s starting to break me a little. The monotony, the pressure to always be alert, …