Tagged: Parenting

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...

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...

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...

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...

6 easy steps to help you achieve your goals

As Christmas disappears, the New Year beckons and most of us will be thinking about the goals we wish to achieve next year. Like many of us, I am going with the old favourite – lose weight/get fit.  So what can I do differently this year because, let’s be honest,...

Super Woman is a fictional character

How often have you gone to bed and thought “oh I didn’t manage to get X, Y and Z done”? How often have you made yourself feel bad about the things that you have not managed to achieve? Why do we do it?  Why are we so hard on ourselves?...

Why can’t Mums be ill.

As any Mum will know (and this counts if you call yourself Mum, Mom, Mummy, Mother or any other variation), you are just not allowed to be ill.  The thought of lying in bed with a thermometer is a little secret dream we have. Why can’t mums be ill? If...