Autism: Is it a tantrum or a meltdown?

I will start this post by saying that I don’t believe having a disability excuses a child when they are displaying ‘ bad behaviour’/’negative behaviour’/’being a little s**t’. Just like any child, a child who has additional needs of any kind can and will be naughty, badly behaved or in a mood that makes them…

Mess Free Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Halloween.

It’s October which means pumpkins and pumpkin patch photos have flooded onto social media. Shops are full of pumpkin carving kits, halloween decorations and costumes. It’s a fun time of year. However, for children with sensory issues…or who simply don’t like messy activities it can be full of pressure too. Carving a pumpkin is fun…

Days Out: Halloween at Hollow Tree Farm, Suffolk.

We’re currently on half term and as it’s J’s first one since starting school in September, I plan to make the most of this time off with him. Our first stop this week has been Hollow Tree Farm in Suffolk. We have visited a few times over the last two years and each time we…

Dyspraxia Awareness: Guest post by Emma at Mrs Shep Unplugged.

This week is Dyspraxia Awareness week. I’ve read bits and pieces about dyspraxia via various special needs parenting boards but not enough to write about the subject. So I have turned to my friend Emma from Mrs Shep Unplugged, who is dyspraxic herself, to tell you more about diagnosis and living with the condition…. Hi,…

Kids Activities: Things to do with conkers

It’s now October and the horse chestnut trees have started to drop the conkers for us to collect and enjoy. ‘Conker picking’ has always been a sort of annual event for us. We’ve taken J to the same three trees ever since he was old enough to walk. This year there was a huge abundance…

Big Fun in a Little City: Our role play adventures (review).

This week we had the pleasure of popping to Little City – West Suffolk (there are other Little City’s available) for a playdate with a friend and her little girl. We decided to meet up at this play group for under 5’s as it was something different to where we usually go. Little City is…

Dieting as a busy Mummy…losing the baby weight.

I will start off by saying that the size and shape you feel comfortable with and are healthy at is up to you. For me, I was always ‘skinny’ as a child and teenager. I could eat whatever I wanted and I never seemed to put weight on. Then I hit my 20’s and I…

Mummy Est. 2014: Our Story

Lately it feels like a chapter of our family life has closed and we are preparing for a new one. This week J finished Tumble Tots, and Wednesday he finishes Nursery. It feels like that is the end of where I feel I am still part of his ‘academic life’. We spent time together having…

Exploring Tumble Tots: A Structured Physical Play Group (inc. Autism advice)

Tumble Tots is a physical development programme for children in the early years (0-5 years). It’s basically a preschool child friendly gymnastics session where children learn to use equipment, do music and movements and develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, arm strength and gross motor control. It’s an important area of development at physical skills…