Family Life Archive

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 …

First wedding anniversary gifts

It’s our wedding anniversary!! So what do people buy for first wedding anniversary gifts?   It’s hard to believe that an entire year has gone by since Joe and I got married. We had an …

SEND summer holiday camps

With the summer holidays rapidly approaching, I think it’s safe to say that every SEND parent has that uneasy murmuring of trepidation growing in their hearts.   But following my post highlighting Things to do during the …

Coping with a pre-teen

As usual, I’m writing this post because I need regularly reminding of a few things. Elsa is turning into a teen. She’s only nine but is so flippin grumpy at times, we don’t know what …

Aspirations for your child

  During my day at FestAble on Saturday, I heard a really interesting presentation and it’s stuck with me ever since. You know, one of those moments that you dwell on for hours, days, even …