Finding calm in the chaos

Am I blind forever

Is this it forever Mum? Will I always be blind?

Have you, as a parent, ever sat down and thought “is this it?”  Have you ever sat in despair wondering if it would ever get better? It’s heart breaking and it hurts but it is nowhere near as painful as hearing your child say those words to you. It has...

Planning for Positivity

Planning for Positivity #1

As I sit watching the news about Paris, I wonder how on earth we are supposed to be positive and, as a mum, I wonder how I can stay positive for my children when they are asking me that question for which there is no answer, or not one that make sense....

men who do things for us

Why we need to be grateful for the men who do things “for us”

Anyone who is in a relationship will understand what I mean when I say men who do things “for us”.  I am not talking about the men who buy us presents, or whisk us away on weekend breaks (I have heard rumours that these men do exist).  Nor the men...

Mr Sleep

Why Mr Sleep is the most powerful Mr Man

Living in Chaos in Kent brings with it a variety of experiences.  Laugh out loud moments, cry in despair moments, unbelievably proud mum moments, love my husband moments, wish the dog would stop barking at everyone moments, proud of me moments and want to close the door and hide moments....

Literal World

Being literal can cause real Chaos in Kent… and much laughter

When I look on social media, there is often so much doom and gloom about living in the world of SEN.  I have three children with statements of SEN and we’ve lost count of the labels we have been awarded so I know there are lots of things that can...

Favourite Bloggers SEN

Who are your favourite bloggers?

There are so many bloggers out there.  In fact, according to Blogging Statistics – Worldometers, over 2.1million posts have been written today. I am often asked which blogs I read so I want to share you with a selection of my favourite bloggers.  I have a huge list of blogs...

Just Coping

Sometimes just coping is enough

There are times in this journey when I worry that all I am doing is “just coping”.  I feel as if just coping is not good enough and I should be doing better. Often, I am angry about the lack of support available but sometimes I am angry at myself....

Animal Crossing New Leaf

4 things Animal Crossing New Leaf is helping my son with ASD to understand

I don’t know about you but we are the house of games consoles.  You name it, we have it.  The staff in our local Game shop know us by name, know what we like and ask if we’ve been ill or on holiday if we don’t pop in once a week....

Getting back in the saddle

Getting back in the saddle

Last month, we bought a new bike for me.  I was never really an enthusiastic cyclist as a child, I owned a Tomahawk (my brother got the Chopper) but I was more a roller skate and make perfume from petals type girl. However, I am listening to a Fitpod from Thinking Slimmer at the...

Does Failing make you a Failure?

Does failing make you a failure?

You will fail Not all the time but on many occasions, you will fail. I know there have been numerous times when I have entered the familiar dark arena of failure and been overcome with guilt, disgust, frustration, shame, sadness, guilt, despair, envy, jealousy, doubt and a multitude of other negative emotions. There...