Family Life Archive

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 …

Summer holiday lessons so far…

Usual apologies for not writing for so long…I write all day (and night) for work so it’s hard to find the time each week to do anything of worth for Living with a Jude. Believe …

New habit and stimming

I know that habits and Jude’s stimming are both something I’ve mentioned before – remember Jude’s lining up?   Well, this last week I’ve noticed a new habit forming and it’s made me wonder what …

Top tips for a successful kids party

  Let’s be honest, preparing for a children’s party at home can be overwhelming, particularly if it’s not just the children you have to entertain. With so much to remember, worries about the mess and …

Happy shiny Saturday

I’ve been rather vacant of late so I’m really sorry. But I wanted to tell you about the super happy Saturday we had yesterday!   Jude was in a fab mood. It hasn’t happened for …