Who am I?
Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I’m Mummy to Jared (we call him ‘J’) and Finley (‘F’). We live in Suffolk, UK with my husband (the boys father) and our cat. I’m on a journey to being more eco-friendly and living a slower pace of life with my boys.
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 as well as F with his emerging additional needs.
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 LEGO, gaming (Xbox/switch) and Star Wars. He has a love for order and making arrangements!
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?
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 it thankfully working quickly up the reintroduction ladder.
F is just starting his speech therapy journey and supporting his other additional needs. His favourite things are vehicles, water play and just being able to run and climb to his hearts content. He’s also a huge Hey Duggee fan.
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