Family Life Archive

Jude has made the world a better place

Birth experience At exactly 5.01am on Monday 20th March 2006, my life changed forever. Well, actually if you want to be pernickety, for the two days prior to that date, my life was already shifting …

Is my first child the eldest?

  Holding Elsa for the first time back in December 2010 brought on some really odd feelings. She was the baby I had always thought I’d have when Jude was born and ever since then …

Justifying the guilt

Starting out… I received an email this week from someone starting out on a search for the best school for their child. It brought back memories of a few years ago when I didn’t have …

Hiring a Support Worker

  Holiday time Holy crapbags, it’s half term. How did that happen?! I’m sure it was only New Years Eve last week. I’m not going to lie, despite the fact I’ve been desperately scrabbling around …

It’s my birthday sooooo…

  I thought I’d share with you 38 facts about me and my family. I had to include my family in these facts as I’m so flippin old now, I can’t possibly think of 38 …

2019 Bucket List

  I appreciate that bucket lists are usually begun at the start of January. BUT I wanted to test the 2019 water a little to see what kind of feeling we’re getting first of all. …

Reasons to be grateful

  Each week, as part of my new years resolution to better myself as an individual, I’m going to outline one of my many reasons to be grateful. Sounds a bit twatty but I genuinely …

Learning to love the world of Jude

  My views I’ve been reading a lot of articles online this week in an attempt to broaden my views, challenge my beliefs and open my mind to other possibilities. In particular, I’ve been reading …

Five reasons we love Waitrose

Ahhhh Waitrose. The place of much ascending and descending fun for our beloved Jude. I’m not sure if our Waitrose is a particularly special branch of the supermarket or if the traits we witness on …

Christmas Tag

  Confession time: I’m not a huge fan of Christmas. Thinking about it, I believe that my dislike comes from Jude struggle with social situations. He struggles so I stress out. I also feel like …