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…

Perfect

Dear Joseph Today you reached double figures, the grand old age of ten. Everyone says it, but where has the time gone? A while ago, I wrote another letter to you. I told you about how I had found life hard after you were born and the subsequent years but how I loved you with…

It’s Not About The Socks

I’m not an attention seeker. I’m that person who often jokes about the daily struggles but tells you that I’m ok. The truth is, often I’m not ok. I worry about the tiniest of things and my worries take over my thoughts. I read something recently about anxious people can often seem bossy or nitpick…

The Swimmer

I was one of those parents who got suckered into the baby swim classes when Joseph was just three months old. I fell in love with the fantastically staged photographs of babies swimming underwater and I knew that I wanted to experience this was Joseph. This was in addition to the baby signing, massage and…