A ‘J’s Journey’ update…

Hi everyone This blog started as a document of all the meetings, therapies and activities to help J with his language difficulties. However, it’s now branched out to be about parenting overall whilst also (hopefully) showing how we deal with day to day life with J. I thought that today would be a good day…

10 Top Tips for keeping kiddies cool in a heatwave…

I am a huge sun worshipper. It makes me feel so much happier and full of more energy. I love everything from lighter morning and longer evenings to hanging out on the beach or in the garden. When J came along my love of the sunshine remained but instead of peaceful sunbathing with a glass…

Getting flavours into a frustratingly fussy eater…

Sooooo, J continues to be a fussy eater. I don’t necessarily mean fussy as in won’t eat much, I mean he’s fussy over textures. He only likes dry food. Anything I make has to have minimal to no sauce so my spag bol is always passata based and cooked to an inch of its life…

Giving concentration skills a boost…

J, like many toddlers, has the attention span of a flea. I may infact be insulting fleas here as its probably not even be that long! Funnily enough if J has vehicles or buttons…or a cupboard door then he can focus and be perfectly entertained for forever (recorded him playing with the toilet doors at…

How a GRO-Clock saved my life…

Well, it didn’t technically ‘save my life’ but it saved my sanity! I have been a fan of the GRO company since J was a baby. We had the GRO Egg (until I killed it by knocking it on floor one sleepless night) and the GRO bags (which were amazing as J was/is a wiggler)….

Calming down and being hands on with nature in the garden…

I have always been an outdoorsy person. I love walking in the woods or watching the sea. J follows me in this. He is always happiest when outdoors. We have a reasonable size garden. Big enough for a slide and swing, patch of grass and a patio area for a table, playhouse and sandpit. But…

┬áMummy’s Night Off…Mental Health Awareness Week.

Being a Mummy (or Daddy) is hard! I love my little man but f**k me there are days I just want to rock in a corner and cry…during some of the early days I actually have! When I found out I was pregnant I was ecstatic (and freaked out). I built up an amazing picture…

Brrrm, beep, wahhh, arghh and ssssss…

I saw a post about limiting children’s access to noisy, light up toys to encourage speech. It got me thinking about all the different toys out there which do all the noise making for our kiddies. Here’s a few I saw in the shops this weekend: Kettle which makes boiling noises Till which beeps and…