Family Archive

What makes a brilliant Jude holiday?

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about booking a holiday. We intend to go abroad in the summer before Jude breaks up as I don’t think he’d be happy with the plans. I feel content …

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 …

Mess!

Hello all, how was your weekend?   As you know, I write blog posts for Family Fund and this latest addition was about mess! Ha! I thought, my specialist subject…as Emmeline demonstrates so beautifully in …

Jude’s sense of direction

I’ve always mentioned how I dislike the whole Rain Man, “what’s Jude’s amazing skill?” kind of attitude because frankly, it’s ridiculous.     He’s a human being and not a magician. BUT when it comes …

When did I know?

  I must get asked this question on an almost weekly basis. When did I realise there  was something slightly different with Jude? I know some people don’t like this sort of discussion and I …

Anxious about leaving the house!

Jude had a really lovely weekend at home but I’ve noticed (and I’m aware that I talk about this a lot) that his anxiety has got worst.   Now when he’s going through his standard …

Humanity, empathy and kindness

  I wrote this post last month for the charity, Family Fund. They have helped us in the past buy a few bits for Jude – do you remember all the sensory stuff I got …

Anxiety

On first appearances, I think many people overlook Jude’s internal anxiety but it’s something I’ve been wary of and somewhat afraid of for the past couple of years. I’m also convinced it has got worse …

You’re all awesome

  I’m always a little overwhelmed when someone emails me for advice, to say thank you or just to tell me about their experiences with the council or schooling in general. I never really know …