Just Winging It

There are days I wish I could erase, and this photograph speaks a thousand words of a Mum who isn’t afraid to admit that some days I struggle to hold it all together and it’s okay not to be okay. The days when I finish the day as a broken woman, are the ones I…

Follow My Nose

A few weeks back Zoe picked up a funny phrase ‘follow my nose’. I’m not sure where she heard it but it had us in stitches when she says it and insist we follow her while she is sniffing like a dog looking for a bone! It got me thinking about the importance of actually…

School’s Out For Summer

Yesterday was Joseph’s penultimate day at school before the summer break and we got to school a little earlier before all of the other children arrived. Joseph bounced into school barely giving me a second glance. For some parents they might be a little irked at that but for me, I was smiling that Joseph…

Legend

There are so many reasons as to why an autistic child performing in a dance show simply won’t work. The lights, sounds, change of routine, the different people – the amount of people. But for my son, it simply just works. This weekend he took part in his third dance show ‘Legends’ with his wonderful dance group…

Putting The Step Into Parenting

On numerous occasions I’ve heard the saying that being a parent is the toughest job ever. I would disagree; being a step-parent is considerably harder. You’re already entering an established relationship and if you’re a parent yourself, you’ll be going into it with your own style, which can be somewhat different to your new partner’s. You’re…

Educating Joseph

A huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Today, I can breathe again. Today, we confirmed our choice of school for Joseph for Year 7. Today, I realised that I am no longer fearful of the future and accepting that next year Joseph will be educated within a specialist provision. And that’s actually fine….

The NHS is 70 AND I’m Thankful

Today the sun is shining and I’m thankful. I’m thankful that I have an incredible support network and I’m thankful for the NHS. My last post needed a follow up to ensure that those near and far had somewhat of an ending to the story. I was kicking cancer in the arse because, I’d been…

Cancer Can Kiss My Arse

I have rewritten the opening paragraph at least 13 times now and still can’t find the correct way to describe the situation that I’ve been dealing with over the last few weeks or whether I want to expose so much of my own vulnerable self. My life is literally a cliched rollercoaster with overly dramatic…

Making The Best Of It

As Tina has said before on her blog, people love a feel good story.  Stories where good people try hard and overcome obstacles to end up in a better place.  But sometimes life doesn’t work like that does it. Sometimes the bad outweighs the good This story begins with a girl who should have been…

How I’m Learning To Accept That Sometimes My Best Is Good Enough

There are many things that I want to talk about in life, yet this particular blog is not always the most appropriate place to share those elements. I wanted this blog to purely be about autism and dedicated another blog to much of those ‘random’ posts where I felt the need to get something off…