Finding calm in the chaos

Perfect Pampering

What can I say?  Today I have been pampered and I cannot remember feeling as relaxed for a long long time.  It’s a long time since I had any pampering. A month ago, I entered one of those competitions on Facebook, you know the ones – “like this photo/page and...

Daring Greatly?

Some of you may have noticed a new photo appearing in my side bar. I am Daring Greatly. What does this actually mean?  About a month ago, I was recommended a book by Brene Brown – The Gifts of Imperfection.  I couldn’t download it on my kindle here in the UK but...

Top Tips for SENCOs

I have been approached by a magazine and asked for my views on the following: How should SENCOs involve parents in the decision making process and plan for their child? What can SENCOs do to improve co-production and communication in general? What types of questions do you think parents will...

What is Respect?

As a parent of three children with a variety of SEN and Disability, I often said “I just wish they would show me some respect”.  One day I was challenged to define what I meant by Respect, so I went to several parents like me and asked. This is what...

Welcome to Planet Katie

  Desperate for attention, Katie H is out there spouting her views again – sadly no one has told her of Mr Lincoln’s quote – “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt” Here are just a few extracts from “Planet...

Reality Check - a necessary evil?

Reality checks – necessary evils?

The last few weeks have been full of harsh reality checks; those moments when reality just slaps you hard across the face.  They hurt. One of the big ones was the sudden unexpected reappearance of my gorgeous boy’s coping mechanism for anxiety.  This is something we haven’t seen for almost...

Let’s get organised….

Do you use Pinterest? Now I love Pinterest and use it regularly (ok, daily) to be inspired.  It has helped me immensely when trying to get ideas on how to get organised. Other work from home mums have shared so many tips and advice. Do you pin to a board...

Communication matters…

I am really thrilled to be the guest blog on Helen Sanderson Associates site this month. Helen asked me what co-production meant to me…… Here is my response What co-production means to me Take the time to look around Helen’s site – one page profiles are a new passion of...