Family Life Archive

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 …

Stress Prevention and Treatment

Apparently, I’m suffering from stress. *All gasp in shock* I know, right? Didn’t bat an eyelid.   I spoke to a doctor and have subsequently looked up the Mind web page on stress as well …