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 …

Partaaay

Today was exhausting and neither Joe nor I sat down until the evening but in the end, it was worth it as our little Emmeline had her first birthday party with lots of family and …

Big Swing

So it turns out Jude’s “big swing” as he calls it, has been the single best purchase of my  entire life! All day he has asked if he can go and play on it and …