What I’ve learnt about parenting…J’s 3rd birthday. 

Today is J’s 3rd birthday. J popped into the world (not particular willingly) at 6.25pm. It was the most uncomfortable and painful 30-something houses of my life but worth every second of it.  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about everything I’ve learnt and the things that have changed over the last 3 years. So…

J and the bad day…

Today Autism kicked our arse and won! I am usually very positive in everything I write. But today was hard and I gave in to the negative side of J’s Autism.  We went to gymnastics as we do every week. J loves it as he’s free to run, climb and jump. It does his physical…

Encouraging Independence in Toddlers and Preschoolers…

Sometimes being an early years professional rubs off on how I parent J. Other times the ‘teacher’ in me shakes her head at the things I do and say! However something I’ve continued from my work is believing that independence is something that should be encouraged in toddlers/preschoolers. These need to be appropriate for young…

Baking with kids vs baking, with kids!

There’s two ways to read this posts title. ‘Baking with kids’ yey, what a fun family day we’ll spend together. Then, there’s ‘baking, with kids’. The comma gives it that little bit of dread. As if ‘the kids’ comes loaded with potential threats. Now, I love seeing the cute posts about children baking with their…

Blogtober 2017: All About Us…

Hi, welcome to October. How fast is this year going?! This month we have linked with some amazing blogs to share all about our lives throughout October. I will be doing a Blogtober post every Friday throughout October so I hope you’ll check back.  Today is All About Us… I always feel like I’m either…

My favourite things: September 2017-Disney Cars

J has always had an obsession with vehicles and can get very ‘one track minded’. This means that I have to get creative if I want to extend his play or his world outside of this. He has a habit of picking a ‘favourite’ vehicle for the day and that will come everywhere…and pity the…

J’s progress: exciting updates…

Hi, I realise I haven’t spoke much about how J is getting on lately. Mainy because we’ve reached a stage now where we are ‘ticking along’ and feel kind of normal.  Paediatrician We haven’t seen our paediatrician since the assessment meeting. Our next review is December to decide whether more interventions are neeed or to…

Surviving the cinema with a toddler…Cars 3

J is obsessed with cars. Well actually all types of vehicles. If it has wheels then he is happy. He has always loved the Car movies and either the first or second film is often on in the background. So when the adverts for Cars 3 came on the tv, J would get upset that…

Out and About: Soft play for £2!!! Review of Planet Laser.

Today we went for a play date with my bff and her gorgeous little boy (3yrs old). It’s great that J has a friend who he’s known since birth. They know us and they know J’s special ways of looking at the world.  It’s important to tell people about your child and the things they…