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December 2016

Would You Accept An Organ?

As I watch this morning’s BBC breakfast and their focus on a little boy who has received a liver from his dad, I am reminded once again of the importance of carrying a donor card, joining the donor register, and of course talking to your family about your wishes. I have a very straightforward view…

Life (and Blogging) Goals For 2017

As the year comes to an end inevitably it means we sit and reflect on the year that has gone, I love memories and dwelling on the highlights, sitting sifting through photographs and marvelling about what the children have accomplished. When it comes to planning for the year ahead though, I am distinctly less organised!…

The Christmas Tag

So, on Christmas Eve, I was tagged to do the Christmas Tag, and I figured it’s only the day after Boxing Day, so it’s still Christmas and therefore technically acceptable to join in, right? So whether you love Christmas or just fancy getting to know a little bit more about you I hope you’ll enjoy…

An Open Letter To My Daugter’s Step Mum

Dear Co-Mum, Today I have helped my daughter to pack her bag, all those gifts I spent so many months carefully choosing are now heading on their way to you. The others – the things that would not fit in the bag – are left discarded. She is mad with me, because she couldn’t bring…

Christmas Day

This Christmas I have much to be grateful for. I got to spend a perfect day with the whole family. We managed to combine both our families so no-one was left out, yet still have special time with smaller numbers of people around. The children were more than slightly spoilt, but appreciated every moment. Number…

Our Five Best Baby Products

When you have a new baby you end up buying lots of things, so many of which you never use. A few friends and I were discussing our favourite and least favourite products at the weekend, so after a lot of thought this is my top five. These are things that I’ve bought, been given…

Why Special Interests Matter

When it comes to Autism, I’ve worked over the years at both ends of the spectrum, from non-verbal infants to highly articulate teenagers, from Options programmes to ABA, in state run schools and independent ones. I’ve also been fortunate enough to give birth to and raise Number One. Whether it’s teaching or parenting, my methods…