The Life of a Special Needs Parent

Special needs parents lead different lives. We spend a life of searching. Sifting through websites, articles, picking up rogue posts off social media, or a snippet of information from a conversation. Information which will change things for our children going forward. In the begining we quickly realised that there was no special parenting guide orContinue reading “The Life of a Special Needs Parent”

I Sobbed For So Many Reasons…

Guest Post by Sarah Halliday “Hi Mummy” “Hi Mummy” he said, looking straight at me, as he walked through the bathroom door to find me in the bath. I stared back at my 6 year old minimally verbal son, mouth wide open, in utter disbelief. And then I sobbed…… I sobbed because…well…let’s face it, it’sContinue reading “I Sobbed For So Many Reasons…”

7 Tips for a Perfect World Book Day

📚 World book Day 📚A day to celebrate the joy of reading and to encourage our younger generation to explore hidden magical lands, discovering tales of adventure and courage. Thursday will see some amazing costumes, from the extraordinary ten pound ready-made costume from Amazon, to the parent who has delicately crafted a costume from scratchContinue reading “7 Tips for a Perfect World Book Day”

We Are All A Little Autistic!

“We are all on the spectrum”“We are all a little autistic”“I get scared in strange places too”“I am not really a social person” I have so much to say when I hear those words. I have so much to share and explain. I have so much awareness to raise on a condition that is partContinue reading “We Are All A Little Autistic!”

My perfect boy in an imperfect world ❤️

Guest Post by Lauren Morfett Everyday I ask myself was I the best mum I could be todayDid I help you learn what you needed to through play,If you could tell me would you say that I could of done more, I do try to play with you but sometimes you just want to keep liningContinue reading “My perfect boy in an imperfect world ❤️”

Home is where the HEART is!

Guest Post by Emer O’Hara There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home! These famous words from Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz have never rung so true in these unprecedented times we find ourselves in. Home is a haven, home is our safe place, home is whereContinue reading “Home is where the HEART is!”

Worry vs Wonder

The tears ran down my face. They came from a place of hurt and stress and uncertainty. The result of the feeling of nothingness. A sense of loss. The loss of the life I thought I was going to have. A vision where me, my husband and three kids, would go on crazy day tripsContinue reading “Worry vs Wonder”

When Simple is Hard

“You get the coats, boots and hats ready, and I will do the toilet trips” I said. It was the standard pre-walk preparation we executed every week. As we all bustled in the small cramped hallway at the bottom of the stairs, with coats consuming arms and hats bobbing up and down as the pompomsContinue reading “When Simple is Hard”

A New Place To Sleep

I hear a sound through the darkness. It is quiet at first, then the noise gets a bit louder. I lie still as a rock, not wanting to give away my awake status to the occupant sharing my slumber zone.If I just stay still and pretend I am in some sort of deep sleep –Continue reading “A New Place To Sleep”

Change Your Question!

Three years ago there was one question I asked every person I met, every professional and every support group. It is a question I now get asked all the time, and a question which I see asked on support groups every week. That question is “When did your child start to talk?” The answers areContinue reading “Change Your Question!”