Five Things I Would Advise Myself Post Autism Diagnosis

The time following Joseph’s diagnosis of autism, I found incredibly hard and often wished that I had that crystal ball to see into the future. Someone to tell me that everything would not always be as difficult. With all the knowledge I have gained and the lessons I have learnt, here would be my advice to myself…

I Gotta Feeling

Other than when I’ve had a few beers, I’ve had no great ambition to dance and although I fancy myself as a bit of a mover the more drinks I’ve consumed, I know I’m no Pussycat Doll. My parents may have had that ambition for me as I know they tried me with it when…

Slangry: You’re So Tired You’re Angry

Usually, party invites that state ‘kids welcome’ still mean my kid gets left at home. Not because I am a tight twat but there are a spread of reasons why it just doesn’t work. Sleep What’s the point of a late night when your child still gets up at shit o’clock or possibly earlier? Is…

When Tina Met Sally (and talked BAPs)

To say I’ve never won anything would be a blatant lie. Whilst at school, I won a cookery competition. Going on my skills now, you would never believe it. In addition to this, I came first in a race at school on at least one occasion. Other than that, the trophies have not been lining up on…

Life From A Different Angle

It’s a known fact that most parents love to brag about their kids and since the inception of social media, that task has proved easier to do and reaches a far wider audience than a text or heaven forbid, a face to face conversation. It’s a natural human response to be able to tell someone…