Do You Have A Story To Share? If so I would love to hear it!
I started blogging at Mummy Times Two after many nights of frantic googling. My second baby had lots of difficulties when he was born, and I was desperate for answers. Amidst a plethora of scary articles I came across a blog which gave me hope.
I had no idea at that point whether Number Two would get a diagnosis, and in many ways he remains a mystery (albeit a wonderful one). But I did know that I wanted to share our story, and provide a little corner of hope online. I’ve navigated the SEND world for a long time, firstly as a teacher and then secondly with Number One’s Autism diagnosis, but my second baby was the catalyst that made me want to talk more openly about our experiences.
Mummy Times Two was born out of that desire.
It is not a blog which shies away from the truth, or looks at the world through rose tinted glasses. But it is a blog which celebrates the reality of life with our children, their accomplishments and the strength of parents.
I would love to include the stories of more families, and if you have a blog to signpost families to it, and that is where the ‘Our More Than Ordinary Life’ series comes in. Starting in April, the series will run on a weekly basis every Friday. Each week it will feature a different family, who have navigated through difference – whether that be a physical disability, a learning difficulty, a social and emotional difficulty or a medical condition.
Whether the effect on your family is short term or long term, a new diagnosis (or the fear of one) can be a scary prospect.
I want those mummies sat late at night googling for answers to come across a ray of hope, to see that life goes on, and that although our lives may not be exactly ordinary that doesn’t mean they are worse.
If you have a story to tell, I would love you to be part of our new series. You don’t have to be a blogger to take part, and if you would like help to tell your story I am happy to give you assistance. You can make your identity public, or tell your story under a pseudonym.
It is you, my readers who encourage me every time you like or comment on my posts.
So this is me, encouraging you to share your stories, and to pay forward a little hope. If you would like to know more or are interested in taking part, please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.