Finding calm in the chaos

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?...

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,...

What if your value was based on how kind you are?

What if your value was based on how kind you are?

What if, tomorrow, your value was based on how kind you are? We live in a materialistic world.  A world where people are famous for being famous.  A world where we, and our children, are constantly exposed to images of perfection, only achievable at a cost.  A world where people...

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...

Diagnosis

The Days After The Diagnosis

So much is written about how to get a diagnosis; what the criteria is for a diagnosis and what to do when you don’t get one but little is written about how it feels to get the diagnosis. As a family, we’ve collected many a variety of diagnosis along our travels....

Setting up my Bullet Journal

Setting Up my Bullet Journal for February

February is here, already?  How did January fly by so quickly?  It really doesn’t feel like a month ago since we were singing Auld Lang Syne and I was promising myself, as I was setting up my Bullet Journals for 2016, that this year would be my year. For some of us,...