Tagged: SEN

Practising What I Preach (aka time to get my sh*t together)

This blog is called Chaos in Kent for a very good reason.  I’m not sure I ever had a plan, not really.  There may have been months of goal setting and strategy talking but no real action.  That’s my problem.  I know I am not practising what I preach to...

The SEND Line – A never ending rollercoaster

I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Facebook Live. A great way to share ideas, news and ask questions.  Today we talked about life on the SEND Line. If you missed the Live event, you can watch it again here. The SEND Line – Facebook Live SEND Line –...

What I love about the SEND Minefield

Previously, I had a rant about the things that really p*ss me off in the world of SEND but today, in order to start the holidays for me with a more positive focus, I am writing about the things I love about life in the SEND Minefield.  Yes there are...

blindfold challenge

Blindfold Challenge – the challenges

I wanted to share with you some of the videos of our Blindfold Challenge – the challenges in the Chaotic Kent household. J’s Dad tries to make toast and butter it. J’s sister tries to feed the dog J’s fab PA tries to make a ham sandwich It really made...

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...

Accessing the Community

Sunday Sharing: “Accessing the community”

Sat in a beer garden with two of the kids running around and the other one sat chatting; eating birthday cake from a local little girl, listening to music on the iPhone and all happily waiting for BBQ. Or in social work speak – “we’re accessing the community” 😂😍

How removing uncertainty helps us to be happier in the world of SEN

As you will have probably guessed by now, I am an avid reader.  I love all types of books.  General fiction, murder mystery, thriller, romance, adult romance (Yes, I know Mr Grey) and the classics. I am also a huge fan of personal development books.  Brene Brown, Gretchen Rubin, Tony...

Parenting – how do you know you’re getting it right?

When you find out you’re pregnant, you wonder what sort of parent you will be.  When your child arrives, you wonder what sort of character they will be.  As they grow, you wonder if you are getting this parenting job right. Is your parenting helping your child to be confident...

Should motivational speakers make you feel like a failure?

I am a big fan of those books you find in “personal development” sections of a bookstore.  Robin Sharma, Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, Lisa Nichols, Brene Brown, Jack Caulfield.  Bring them on.  The more, the merrier.  My hubby refers to me as his dippy hippy wife but he happily buys...

The good, bad and ugly in the SEN World

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of life in the SEN world

Almost ten years ago, I gave birth to my first child.  For the first 6 months, we had the usual anxieties that new parents have with no warning of what was to come.  Then the world of SEN arrived. Within two years, we had three children and had to learn...