Family Life Archive

Flippin’ ‘eck that was hard work!

It’s Friday evening, Jude and Elsa have gone to their dads for the weekend and peace is slowly starting to take over from the frazzled hazardous energy that Jude leaves in his wake. It’s amazing …

Ten things loved by a Jude

Jude as a four year old. What a cutie.   In the midst of a thoroughly crap evening with Jude, I thought I’d embrace the happier side of living with a Jude and highlight his …

Jude’s first full day of half term

  Jude’s first full day back at home and it hasn’t been too bad. To begin with, I had to take Emmeline to the fracture clinic for another check of her arm (cast off next …

What do you do during the school holidays?

It’s not easy entertaining an SEND child during the school holidays.   I always laugh (to myself) when I hear parents of neuro-typical children lamenting how arduous and exhausting the holidays are, wondering what to …

Visiting Jude on my own

I went to visit Jude on my own yesterday after he had finished school. When I arrived, I found him in his room, sitting on his bed playing with lego on his window ledge.   …

Ambitions

When I started writing this blog, it was largely for two main reasons: Firstly, to document our experiences with the council and our fight to get Jude the support he needs. I recognise that we …

Visiting Jude for the first time

This morning I felt so anxious. Anxious because I was excited, nervous and trying to remember everything I wanted to take with me for our journey up to Jude’s school. I had some more clothes …

Emotions and mother’s guilt

    So I’m having some pretty weird emotions right now. I’m not one to express myself very visually, some (Joe) even says I can be quite ice queen-esque, rarely showing my true feelings for …