So I’m having some pretty weird emotions right now. I’m not one to express myself very visually, some (Joe) even says I can be quite ice queen-esque, rarely showing my true feelings for fear of people thinking I’m capable of human sentiments.   It’s our first night with Jude at his residential school […]

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  Whilst Jude is settling in, I’m able to take a bit of time out to think about myself for once. And whilst this sounds a bit “woe is me” I really don’t mean it like that. In reality, I don’t take care of myself as typically I don’t have time to but this is […]

*This is a collaborative post*     The last decade has been a rocky period for Britain and a lot of sacrifices have been made. But they’ve come at a cost. Every day the news is full of stories about a struggling NHS, overcrowded prisons, and funding cuts for disabled people. All of this bad […]

As you know, Jude has a habit of lining up objects. Everyone kind of laughs and knows it’s an autistic trait but wouldn’t it be fascinating to understand why children (or adults) feel compelled to meticulously straighten a row of books or in Jude’s case, line up every chair in my parents garden!?   Jude’s […]

*this is a collaborative post*   According to the latest data we have, childhood anxiety is on the rise. This is a subject close to my heart as Jude suffers from anxiety brought on (I think) from his inability to truly comprehend the world.   Around 1 in 8 children now have some form of […]

  *This is a collaborative post*   The secret ingredient when it comes to raising good kids, kids that make your heart burst with pride and kids that become a shining light of awesomeness to the children around them stems from teaching them the right values. That is the role we have as parents – […]

Jude has the most infectious laugh. I managed to almost get it on film not long ago (click here) and I’ll be sure to try an capture it many times before he goes to his new school. It’s this laughter that has often kept me sane. He can pull me out of any downturned mood […]

  So I’ve often reflected on how Jude and Emmeline together are an absolute nightmare so I thought I’d take a short video for you to see why.  I have a banging headache today and these two are largely the reason for it. I feel emotionally drained, physically wrecked and these two are driving me […]