Living Arrows 15/53: The Benefits of Trampolining…

Hi all, I can’t believe it’s the 15th Monday of 2018 already. Where has the time gone?! Well this week Daddy has been off work. We planned to go on lots of adventures but the weather was not on our side. Instead we had a movie day (watched the new Star Wars), visited soft play…

5 Fun Sensory and Play Skills Building Easter Activities…

Pre-motherhood, Easter was a more religious part of my year. It revolved around Lent and church. I of course got an Easter egg but it was not really a big thing. Since having J Easter has become more. I still love the religious aspect but I have shifted to a fun and play based version…

J’s Journey: a quick update.

It’s felt a while since I did an update so thought I’d let you all know what’s been going on with J lately. So, J was diagnosed with Autism in October. That feels a life time ago now but really we’re still at the beginning of the journey. Speech therapy J is still being seen…

Encouraging Mark-Making: a parents guide…

Writing and drawing is an area where children are often put under a lot of pressure. They have to hold a pen a certain way, write in a certain formation, remember finger spaces, grammar, spelling. Everything has to have a meaning. Even in the English Early Years framework there is a large emphasis on writing…

Living Arrows 9/53: Icy adventures and preparing for the freeze.

This week’s Living Arrows entry is a cold one. Winter has seemed to drag on and I’ve forgotten what being warm feels like. J doesn’t give a monkeys about weather and goes out in rain and cold…always needing reminders to wear a coat! Despite my dislike of the cold I do insist on getting out…

Living Arrows: 7/52 Mummy’s broken heart…

This past week was a rather emotional one for me as a Mum. It’s probably the first negative autism related situation we’ve had (I’d love to think it’s the last but something tells me I may have to prepare for more battles over J’s life time). Now I’m going to be careful not to mention…

Our top 5 Valentines Day Twinkl activities for pre-schoolers…

This Valentines Day I will be spending the day by myself enjoying peace and quiet (whilst doing the usual housework and eating cake). So we are celebrating this weekend whilst J and Daddy are both home with me. I’m generally a busy parent (I rarely sit my backside down for long, and evenings I’m far…

Our visit to the dietician…autism, allergies and sensory needs

J was an amazing weaner. Honestly, he was a dream. At 6 months we started J on purée and some baby led weaning. J would have fun smearing it around the tray, lick his finger and have a good try on anything and everything he put in his hand. He wasn’t fussy…the only difficulty was…

Living Arrows 3/52: The Obsession…

The Star Wars obsession is growing. J has always had obsessions. It started with doors as a toddler where he could have spend 15 minutes opening and closing the same door. Then it moved to a Disney Cars when he was 2 and everything had to be car related. He had to know who everyone…