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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, …

School memories

  In light of Elsa soon to be leaving her prep school for secondary, I thought it would be funny to share some school memories of my own. Granted I have the most shocking memory …

Special needs siblings

As you know, Jude has two siblings. Sisters, Elsa (11) and Emmeline (4). I love to watch their relationships develop and am constantly analysing how the girls feel about life with Jude.   It’s totally …

What can I say?

…other than, sorry guys. I’ve been absent for months and I’m truly very sorry. Crap blogger I most definitely am. But my goodness, what a crazy place we find ourselves in right now?! Thankfully, we …

Eleven things about Elsa

  Eleven years ago today, I gave birth to a heff of a child named Elsa. I was told throughout the pregnancy that she wasn’t going to be particularly large, probably smaller than Jude’s birth …

Update number 24946083

I seem to start every blog post by apologising for being such a crap blogger these days…so not wanting to buck my own trend, here goes… Sorry, it’s taken me like forever to write another …

Coping with a huge change

Jude’s first day in House 2 I’m really nervous. I feel a little bit like I’m betraying Jude this half term as we’re keeping a secret from him that I know is going to cause …