Finding calm in the chaos

Negative Stereotypes

Negative Stereotypes

I think it is something we have all experienced, isn’t it?  Negative stereotypes. The politically incorrect comments about certain nationalities, jokes about the mother-in-law, jokes about blondes, jokes about men – something we will all have certainly heard at some point.  In fact, if you grew up in the 70’s, it...

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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,...