Family, Holiday, Parenting, Travel

21 Tips For Travelling With Kids

Going on holiday with children is the stuff nightmares are made of. Nothing can prepare you for it. Whether it's being trapped in a car on the way to Cornwall, stranded in queueing traffic as you attempt to board your boat to France, or feeling helpless as you wait (for what feels like hours) on… Read More 21 Tips For Travelling With Kids

Health, Parenting

Why Your Kids Really DO Need To Look After Their Teeth

Why is it that kids will do anything to get out of brushing their teeth? What is so terrible about 4 minutes of brushing in 24 hours? That equates to 1,440 minutes of opportunity a day for a mere 240 seconds of cleanliness?! We have tried every type of bribery, every reward chart, but still,… Read More Why Your Kids Really DO Need To Look After Their Teeth

Family, Labour, Parenting, Pregnancy

First Pregnancy Nostalgia. Thinking Back To That Day That Feels So Long Ago…

I'm still struggling to realise that in just one month, the eldest of my three is starting secondary school. It doesn't seem possible. I remember Josh coming into the world as if it was yesterday. I was 21 when I fell pregnant with him and as odd/mad as it seemed to everyone else, he wasn't… Read More First Pregnancy Nostalgia. Thinking Back To That Day That Feels So Long Ago…

Autism, Parenting

The Things I Wished​ I Had Said To All The People Who Have Ever Judged Autism

I still remember the day we were sat down and told Josh had ASD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder. I remember hearing echoes and everything merging into one blob of fuzziness as I stared gormlessly at my child who was mumbling to himself in a corner. Oblivious, he was lining up cars in height order, involuntarily shaking… Read More The Things I Wished​ I Had Said To All The People Who Have Ever Judged Autism

Family, Health, Parenting, Uncategorized

How Appendicitis And The Fear Of Sepsis Nearly Tore Our Family Apart

It's hard to believe that after 3 bouts of sickness and a call to the GP resulted in one week later, our 10-year-old having surgery, his organs failing his fragile body, and currently in a wheelchair unable to support his own body weight. It all started Tuesday evening when Josh violently vomited after an evening with… Read More How Appendicitis And The Fear Of Sepsis Nearly Tore Our Family Apart

Parenting

What’s It Like Having An 8 Week Old Baby? It’s Like Waking Up and Getting A Brick In The Face

So your baby reaches 8 weeks old, and their new squishy baby looks are now a distant memory - time has gone so quickly, and you can't believe they are 2 months old already. The journey so far has been hard but magical all the same, and you've learnt so much, but if you haven't made… Read More What’s It Like Having An 8 Week Old Baby? It’s Like Waking Up and Getting A Brick In The Face