Monthly Archive: January 2017

Clumsiness

    I’m not sure why I’m exposing myself again so broadly following my personal weekly chip (and salad) admission. But here goes…Clumsiness.   I’m clumsy. As in, stupid clumsy. I’ll give you some examples:   Once, …

Meal Plan Guest Post

  In a bid to continue my attempt at reaching a professional level of domesticated organisation, I agreed to contribute to the lovely Lyndsey’s Meal Plan Monday series.   I should have taken a picture …

Clear out the Cupboards Challenge!

Times are tough, we need to stop spending money unnecessarily so I came up with an idea today that I know Joe will hate but I’m going to do anyway!   So, I looked in …

Direct Payments

  A while ago I think I mentioned how I was hoping to transfer Jude’s Jubilee House hours into Direct Payments so we could hire a Support Worker for him once a fortnight. Well, as you …

How does a melt down feel?

Jude, anxiously waiting for his bus. I told him to come and sit in the car with me (I was dashing off straight afterwards) and he felt so uncomfortable because we normally wait in the hallway! …

Elsa’s guest post

    Hi everyone, I am Elsa and I am 8 years old. Mummy has asked me to write on her blog today about things that are important to me.     I am really glad …

Pearls of Wisdom

    Sporadically, across my blogging life, I have offered up anecdotes of situations I have found myself in where complete strangers have given me advice or suggestions as to how I should parent my children, in particular …

Lies we tell children

    I’m not sure if I’ve become more sensitive in my old age but I’ve definitely become more in tune to things we say to children through observing the way people treat their little ones when …

Family Fund post

    Occasionally, I write a post for Family Fund based on a topic they give me as a focus. Family Fund “is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill …

Laughing and happy

I don’t want you all to think I’m a completely miserable whinge bag who does nothing but complain about life so here are a few pictures of Jude this morning before school. Weirdly for this time of …