Family Life Archive

Planning your ideal wedding

  Yes, I know I’m married already but who doesn’t love a wedding? In fact, our one year anniversary is coming up and this made me reflect on our lovely day and how it was …

How to lessen your plastic waste

Oh help! Oh no! It’ a gruffaloooooo (wrapped in plastic :-/)   Plastic is everywhere. I think I must have been a bit blind in the past but over the last few months, I’ve really …

Social Worker

You’ll probably remember from the last couple of years my battles with the council and professionals involved in special needs care. It wasn’t pretty and it certainly wasn’t fun. I had moments during that time …

Top books loved by a Jude

Jude, I guess like most children, knows what he does and doesn’t like when it comes to story time. And being my first child, I was one of those amazingly enthusiastic reading mums. Every evening, …

The importance of sensory play

Jude’s birthday party on Saturday was lovely. It was tiny, just a few friends and family but perfect for the birthday boy himself. He did a lot better than I thought he would, engaging with …

What’s in a name? Nicknames and variants

I’ve been asked before why I even bothered giving my children names because I only ever refer to them by their nicknames.   It’s funny how when you’re pregnant, you think of these beautiful names …