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…

Perfect Parenting

Parenting. A funny old game isn’t it? Well actually, there is a reasonable amount of time where it isn’t actually funny, it’s just bloody hard. It doesn’t matter whether you are parenting an only child, a whole brood of them, one (or two) with a disability or a step-parent; it brings its challenges. Whether you’ve…

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…