Family Life Archive

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 …

Top feel good Christmas Movies

I have absolutely zilch energy at the moment and the idea of lying on the couch, eating popcorn and watching good movies is literally my dream right now. But which are the best films to …

Ten of Elsa

Hard to believe but my little Elsa Pelsa will be 10 years old in a fortnights time!! My goodness, that’s a shocker. Whilst I can’t remember her being a baby any more, it feels incredible …

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 …