Family Life Archive

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …