Who am I?
Hi, I’m Rebecca and I’m Mummy to Jared (we call him ‘J’) and our newbie, Finley (‘Baby F’).
I’m an Early Years Professional and have worked in preschools, holiday clubs, special needs provisions and even a prison crèche. But now I’m focusing on being ‘Mummy’ and supporting J with his autistic and hypermobility needs and adjusting to life with Baby F. I love reading, writing and listening to music (I also like to sing along but not everyone else enjoys that as much, haha).
Why I’m writing this blog…
I started to write this blog as a way to get the thoughts and muddles out of my head. Being a Mummy to a child with additional needs can be difficult emotionally as well as in more everyday ways. I guess I really just wanted to let others in our situations know that they aren’t alone. If this blog can help keep others a) sane b) informed c) give them ideas or advice then I’m happy and feel I’ve done my ‘job’.
J (who I keep anonomised as much as possible for his own privacy) is now 5. He loves space, maps/sat nav and LEGO figures. He has a love for order and making arrangements! But his obsession is Star Wars. He lives and breaths it. His world is an amazing place.
J was an atopic baby, meaning he has allergy, eczema and asthma which is all linked and combined. If one flares up so do the others…its joyful! He has now out the grown the worst of his allergies and now just a little sensitive to the foods.
J is Autistic. He has Autism and as part of that he has sensory issues and social communication disorders. J was diagnosed in October 2017. In 2019 it was confirmed that J is also hypermobile and it does affect his day to day life. But he copes amazingly well and is developing strength and control.
Who is F?
Baby F is our rainbow baby following a miscarriage in 2017. He’s a beautiful and cheeky soul who adores his big brother (and is adored just as much in return). F is following in his bro’s footsteps with cows milk allergy so we’re back to weaning though the allergy minefield. We love to explore and play with his current favourite being Row, Row the Boat and opening/closing any door we can reach.
Working with us:
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The ‘pitch bit’
We have active social media links. Currently our numbers are:
Instagram: 2530+ followers
Twitter: 1400+ followers
Facebook: 440+ followers
In 2018 our blog had over 11,000 visitors.
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I like to think of myself as an open book so I welcome comments and questions. I hope you all enjoy my ramblings and getting to know our family.
Update December 2018: We no longer collaborate with Twinkl as a Twinkl blogger, so I no longer receive my membership in return for posts and honest reviews. I do however still support Twinkl and happily recommend their resources and them as a company. Any posts from December 2018 onwards will not have disclaimer as they will not be collaborative posts, but personal use.