Family Life Archive

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 …

Autism and lining up objects

As you know, Jude has a habit of lining up objects. Everyone kind of laughs and knows it’s an autistic trait but wouldn’t it be fascinating to understand why children (or adults) feel compelled to …