Wow, its been a long time since my last post again. Honestly I have just been so busy/ miserable/ lost for words that I couldn't even bring myself to get started. Oh how I had been looking forward to the summer break, not because I am a saintly mother who desperately misses her kids during … Continue reading I’m Baaaack, and so is school!
Well here we are rocking (literally in a corner with a glass of vino!) into the 1st week back of a new school term and so far its crippling me! School holidays for me bring a slight breather from the day to day demands which I normally have to place on Ethan (i.e. eat breakfast, … Continue reading PDA and a Solo Parent Butlins Trip
This is the day that he put slime in his hair, not because he is Autistic just because he is daft! Fun times 😳 I often get asked what made me think that Ethan was on the spectrum. Some people are just genuinely interested, others have concerns about a child of their own and then … Continue reading What made me think my son is Autistic?
Firstly, Happy New Year to you all and I hope your Christmas season was full of magic and joy! Now, is anyone else currently regretting a) the amount of giant crap they gifted their children or b) certain items that seemed such a good idea but in reality are proving to be a terrible decision? … Continue reading Toys, toys, everywhere! 😳
This week was Nativity week, Tuesday was my ASD boys show and Wednesday was big sisters show. For most parents, that first Christmas production is a tear jerking, memory making love fest. For parents of ASD kids, not so much! Myself and my eldest daughter were there to watch both productions and we chose seats … Continue reading Nativity PDA Styleee
Well goodness me its been a while since I have had the time to sit and write a new blog and to be honest I still don't, but I wouldn't want anyone to miss me too much 🙂 Life has quite literally taken over lately and I am certainly feeling the strain right now. … Continue reading Not Enough Hours In The Day!
Currently there is some paperwork attached to my boiler with a natty magnet which says something about chunky dunking instead of skinny dipping! (Pretty appropriate these days 🙄) The paperwork in question has been there for over a year now 😏, its the blood forms that our Paediatrician gave us for genetic testing on Ethan. … Continue reading To Test Or Not To Test? That Is The Question
I have a few incredible friends, a fair few mates and some acquaintances in my life, some of which my mental health literally could not survive without! But this Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance journey has gifted me with new friends. These friends, I have never met or even spoken to, these friends were friends … Continue reading Friends I dont know 😍
Recently I had to fill out a form (yep another one) about Ethan's likes/ dislikes etc. One of the questions was about the things he likes to play with and that took me a little while to complete to be honest. He does sort of play with toys but they are usually random things that … Continue reading Duplo and Fiddly bits!
And my mental health! I spend a huge amount of time worrying about Ethans mental health and how it will pan out over the next 5-10 years and beyond! I also worry about the mental health of my other kids (the ones still at home are my focus for this blog!) My older daughter is … Continue reading World mental health day……..