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November 2016

Breast or Bottle, Which Is Best?

If you’d asked me this question at any point before the last eight months, I would have given you a smug look ( you know the one, the breastfeeding is easy, anyone who tries hard enough can do it kind of face) and answered quite clearly that breast is best. Number One and I breezed…

Dearest Reflux…

Dearest Reflux, I know I’ve written to you before but you didn’t seem to listen. You’re still here, still hanging around, still driving us all crazy. I’ve tried so hard to be patient; we’ve seen doctors, cranial osteopaths, feeding clinic co-ordinatiors, we’ve tried two different kinds of meds, we’ve moved to baby led weaning. We’ve…

Stories Are For Life

There’s nothing like sitting curled up with a good book. Books can transport you anywhere. You’re no longer sitting bored looking round the four walls of your living room, instead you’re flying on a magic carpet, stepping back in time to a bygone era or fulfilling dreams you know you really haven’t got the talent…

A Good Teacher and A Good Mum?

This week I made a decision, I resigned from my real world job. My dream job. The one I’ve always wanted to do. The one I loved. As regular readers of the blog will know, the decision about whether to go back to work – or not – is something I’ve really struggled with. The…

Dear Number One…

I hope you know how much I love you, how proud I am of you, how much I love watching you grow. This year so much has changed, you’ve gone from being our only one, to one of two. You’ve had to learn to share our attention, to adapt, to accept a baby in your…

What Are You Celebrating This Christmas?

The women on my Christmas gift list are always easy to buy for. The men on the other hand are a different story. Stocking fillers are easy; chocolate, socks, a book or two. But trying to find something special, something meaningful is much more challenging. This year has been quite a year; it’s been both…

Navigating Autism From Diagnosis to EHCP

Navigating the SEND world isn’t an easy journey. It’s complex at the best of times but in the current political climate with reducing funds and increasing waiting lists it’s more important than ever that parents are informed. Diagnosis can be a difficult journey, both emotionally and practically but it’s important before you begin this path…