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How do you use an Obsession?

Like most parents who have a child with ASD, I had read all the books I could find and each of them said “use their obsession” but no one explained what this meant.  What did using an obsession mean?  As a tired mum, sleep deprived and miles away from family,...

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Baker Small (BS), what were you thinking?

For those who are out of the loop, let me share a story with you, sadly this is not a work of fiction. I went onto Twitter last night and saw this tweet from Baker Small being shared by parents along with some comments about it being so inappropriate. Being a Saturday...

Bullet Journal in the world of Special Needs

As you all know I am a huge fan of the Bullet Journal and I am an even bigger fan of my three fabulous children, each of whom has their own special needs (sometimes known as Special Educational Needs or SEND).  I am not however, a fan of the system...

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...

When did you last treat yourself?

When did you last treat yourself?

As we get ever nearer to the end of another school year, I am already thinking about the holidays and what that means to us. The summer holiday will involve lots of “Mum, can I?”,  “Mum, please”, followed by “Mum, it’s not fair” and let’s throw in more than a few “Mum,...

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...

Morning Pages - can they really make a difference

Morning Pages – can they really make a difference

A while ago, I heard about Morning Pages but to be honest, they just seemed like a task I could do without.  They appeared to be a different way of journalling and although I usually jump on anything to help me with my own growth, I decided to pass on...

Why do I make poor choices

Poor choices – why do we make them?

Like many women of a certain age, I have tried every single diet plan there is. I know all about poor choices.  I know all about what I should be doing.  I know what I should be eating.  I know what helps me to shed weight. Here’s what I know about diets?...