Category: Being Mum

Getting Tough with David Blunkett

When J was young, we suspected that the day would come when he would say “I can’t do that because I am blind.” We knew, as his parents, we could encourage him, we could tell him that anything was possible but we also knew he was very bright and would realise...

Divided we fall…

Most of us did not chose to live in this community, we were dropped into it.  Dropped in from a great height, very quickly, with no warning and no safety net or soft landing We eventually start to find our feet, although most of us probably fell back down on a number of...

Justice for LB – Let’s Walk, not Talk

Here we are, day 95 of the #JusticeforLB 107 day campaign.  A campaign that should never have had reason to happen. I have followed My Daft Life for many years, initially with smiles and laughter – relating to some of the experiences.  However, my children are still under 10 so...

The good, bad and ugly in the SEN World

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of life in the SEN world

Almost ten years ago, I gave birth to my first child.  For the first 6 months, we had the usual anxieties that new parents have with no warning of what was to come.  Then the world of SEN arrived. Within two years, we had three children and had to learn...

Why?

Why is it that when you have read everything you can about your children’s known conditions, another one pops up to knock the wind out of your sails? Why is it that your children’s conditions cause such mayhem and turn your life upside down in a way no one can...

Stop the world

Today has been one of those days when I wanted to just say “stop the ride, I want to get off”. Yesterday my gorgeous youngest son started to have unexplained black outs, so as we have an amazing GP, we went along last night. We had to return this morning...

Walls come tumbling down……..

This song was released in 1985 so how come almost 30 years later, the lyrics are still so appropriate     Walls come Tumbling Down You don’t have to take this crap You don’t have to sit back and relax You can actually try changing it I know we’ve always...

Don’t you forget about me…….

Earlier this year, we had a really rough time as a family. With the death of an aunt and a beloved grandad within 4 weeks of each other, my husband tried to cheer me up by buying tickets for us to see Simple Minds at the O2, supported by Ultravox,...

Daring Greatly – Big Changes

After years of being involved with parent carer forums, I have made the decision to move on to a new challenge. This decision has been hugely daunting, as despite any frustrations the role may have brought to me (as any role will occasionally do), it was also a role I...