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…

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…

A day out for £2 in Suffolk…

As those who have read my previous ‘out and about’ blog posts I always aim to live on budget. Having children isn’t cheap…having a child with additional needs can add to day to day costs (I won’t tell you how much J’s PECS resources cost, you may pass out). So if I can save a…

Thank goodness for First Aid training…

Thank goodness for my St John Ambulance training…this evening J was finding the outside world challenging. We had gone out to eat and J was struggling. There were vehicles in the play area, which is a bigger trigger for him and when someone moved one from out of his line it set of a chain…

Jumppin’ Jacks Playhouse…Suffolk

Today we went to visit family and decided that with the weather being a bit unpredictable (depending on which app you used) that we would choose an ‘indoor meet up’. So we decided to try Jumppin Jacks Funhouse, Mildenhall. It was tricky to find as it’s hidden away on an industrial estate but we got…

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…

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…

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…

I have a ‘Toilet Manager’….

Today was one of those typical parenting moments where I wanted the toilet and was accompanied by J who has taken on the role of ‘toilet manager’. He’s more than just a monitor who keeps check on where I am and what I’m doing. J will select a cream from the cabinet and rub it…