They’re back!

I’ve missed the little buggers so much but thankfully tonight Jude and Elsa are home from a week with their father. I went to collect them at 5.30 and the look of relief on Elsa’s face was …

Work and Qualifications

I’m not sure why I found the statistics so surprising but according to current research, 48% of people living in poverty are either disabled or living with a disabled person i.e. a child or spouse. The …

What to do first…

A short video with a few notes of advice for anyone finding themselves in a situation where they are struggling to work out what to do in regard to social care for their disabled child. …

If I find this confusing…

I had a very interesting conversation yesterday afternoon with a lady from the council. She works within the Educational Psychology team but was given my message because no-one in the Social Care department was available, …

Monday questions

Something new I thought I’d try… If you have any questions then please email livingwithajude@aol.com and I can either answer them via video or return email if you have something more specific to ask.  

Boundaries

I thought it would be interesting to look at how life differs in terms of day to day activities with Jude away for the week. I know there is the immediate and obviously impacting difference …

Rio

I’m going to get on my political high horse for a minute so stay with me and I promise it won’t last long… Rio. The Olympics. I absolutely adore the Olympics, always have done and …

First breakage…

Bought these today as Jude has already broken two out of the three that I bought with the Family Fund money… See how long the rest of our new bits lasts!! These tubes are great fun, quite …

Typical Jude day

Yesterday was a day that I think covered all of Jude’s behaviours, emotions and attitudes plus several (sadly) typical behaviours, emotions and attitudes from people around us. First off, at the supermarket. Jude was being weird, …

Summer Camp

I managed to angle it today so that I had a bit of time to myself…well, with just the baby anyway. She’s like a permanent attachment to the side of my body so I include …