Category: Chaos in Kent

Just Say Thank You

Just say “Thank You”

Why can we not just say thank you and move on?  This is something I have been thinking about for some time.  I like to give compliments but I am useless at receiving them. Why are compliments hard to accept? These are actual compliments I have given in the last few...

Being Social with IFTTT

Being Social with IFTTT

My blog is called Chaos in Kent for a very good reason.  Life is chaotic. Mum of three Special Needs Husband Nutty Dog Own blog Director – Bringing Us Together Training/Consultancy Add to that my desire to improve my own life and writing, learning how to code, take better photographs, a...

Choosing Myself

Choosing Myself and Saying No

It’s been a strange few months here in Chaos in Kent.  A few months where I have realised that choosing myself does not necessarily have to be selfish.  Choosing Myself is essential if I want to have a life worth living. Choosing Myself: I made the decision last month to...

Slimpod Gold

Win a Slimpod Gold programme

Many of you will have heard me chatting or read my blogs about Slimpod.  I am a big fan of the Slimpod Gold Programme (includes the Slimpod, Fitpod and Chillpod).  I have found myself trying new things, passing on calorific treats and I even bought a bike! I know if...

Pinteresting: Verb – to Pinterest your home and life

I am not sure it is a word but I am fairly certain that I am Pinteresting my life at the moment. There are rumours that Pinterest was in fact created by a man who wanted his wife to lose weight, get fit, decorate the home, cook amazing meals and still...

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...