Category: Chaos in Kent

Today - Ask for help

Today – What parents and practitioners need to know

Today.  The reality of living in the Special Needs Minefield is rarely reflected in the case notes held by practitioners. Yes, they may cover the basics and some go into a bit of detail but what isn’t in there is the emotional turmoil this journey brings. A few years ago,...

Creative

Finding my creative mojo

One of my goals for this year was to find my creative mojo. I had lost it. I was writing regularly for various blogs, but this is usually based on special needs so it felt more like work and reporting than being creative. I was feeling lost, I knew there...

Lists

Lists, Bullet Journal and Autism

As you will all know, I love my lists and most of these exist in my lovely Bullet Journal. I have lists for everything, including a list of my lists (yes, seriously). Monthly brain dump – to do Weekly list – to do Daily list – to do Goals Habits...

To eat the cake or not eat the cake

“Eat the cake.  Don’t eat the cake” – do you have voices in your head or is it just me? I doubt it is just me. Do you have conversations with yourself?  I don’t mean frightening conversations.  I mean conversations where you try to justify behaviour or talk yourself into...

Achieve goals

Achieve your goals this year in six simple steps

As Christmas disappears, most of us will be thinking about how we can achieve your goals this year. Like many of us, I am going with the old favourite – lose weight/get fit.  So what can I do differently this year because, let’s be honest, I didn’t mange this last...

Miracle Morning

Miracle Morning or Major Mayhem

I have recently discovered yet another dippy hippy activity – my husband’s words, not mine.  I am talking about Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning. Now the idea behind this is to raise early and to carry out six activities before you start your day. The morning starts with SAVERS  (an acronym to...

Literal World

Being literal can cause real Chaos in Kent… and much laughter

When I look on social media, there is often so much doom and gloom about living in the world of SEN.  I have three children with statements of SEN and we’ve lost count of the labels we have been awarded so I know there are lots of things that can...

Animal Crossing New Leaf

4 things Animal Crossing New Leaf is helping my son with ASD to understand

I don’t know about you but we are the house of games consoles.  You name it, we have it.  The staff in our local Game shop know us by name, know what we like and ask if we’ve been ill or on holiday if we don’t pop in once a week....

Me, My Notebook and I

Me, My Notebook and I

As anyone who knows me will tell you, especially my husband, I have a real passion for stationery.  Put me in Staples or Paperchase for an hour and I am in my happy space. I have a huge array of notebooks and to be honest, most of them I bought...

Happiness when driving?

Can you achieve happiness when driving?

As you will know, I am attempting to become happy by being generous.  One of the first ideas I suggested towards achieving this was to let people pull out of junctions ahead of you and allowing them to pull into your lane. As I wrote the post I was convinced...