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…

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…

Fear Of An Autism Label

Ever since we have ever known about autism there has always almost been a fear of a diagnosis, not necessarily the diagnosis itself but the ‘label’. In the early days, I didn’t want to believe that my daughter had autism as I didn’t know what that meant for her and that scared me. After many…

Autism – It’s Not Always What You Think

I am longing for the day that this word doesn’t consume my mind. Maybe other people are also longing for the day that it doesn’t consume my mind. Actually I don’t really share much ‘autism talk’ with many people at all. I dont know why. I knew such a long time ago that we were…

Play It Again Sam (and Harry!)

I will start by apologising to the regular readers of this blog. I am not as humorous and I don’t swear half as much as Tina does. I will however, give it a go. Well it has happened, Joseph’s first sleep over at a friend’s house. My eldest Harry is 5 months younger than Joseph…

What Autism Means To Me

Autism is something that was never in the plan, but something that there’s absolutely no way of changing. It’s about becoming a family that you never thought you would be yet realising that you are the family that you were meant to be all along. It’s about reading and learning everything that there is to…

Let’s Talk About Autism

When my daughter started on the long old process to an ASD diagnosis, I was in complete denial. My daughter didn’t have autism, why do people keep suggesting it?! I constantly told myself she can’t have autism because she does this, or doesn’t do that. However, in hindsight, I think I knew fairly early on…

Joseph: A Stepfather’s Tale

If you were asked to describe your eight year old little boy, what would you be saying? I’d hazard a guess you’d be mentioning the fact that they’re addicted to technology, never without an iPad, computer or other piece of technology in hand, head buried in it at the expense of the rest of the…

Joseph and his Amazing Chocolate Factory – A Godmother’s Story

When Tina asked me to write a blog about Joseph my immediate reaction was ‘NO’ (in a very loud, assertive and definitive voice) ‘that will never happen’. So in true Tina style of persuasion here is my version of ‘Joseph and his Amazing Chocolate Factory’. Read on and my reasons for the title will become…