Family Life Archive

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 …

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 …

How has your week been?

  Is it Friday already? Literally can’t believe the speed another week has whizzed by. What have you been up to? I feel sad saying that, as usual, my week has been dominated by work …

Teaching a Jude to read

  Reading is something that is vey important to me so naturally, teaching my children to read is high on my agenda. Elsa was an amazing little book worm when she was little, super smart …

Why am I fearful?

  Over the summer holidays, Jude became more and more willing to go out and about as a family. He even came clothes shopping with us one day which for the past several months is …

Back to school!

  Back to school! Well…so far, only one of mine has gone back to school but it’s a start I guess. Elsa and Emmeline go back Thursday. Jude’s school just had a month off for …