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…

Elvis the Elf: Day 1-the introduction 

Happy 1st December everyone,  Today is National Elf on a Shelf Day…well maybe not officially a national day but if you’ve been on social media it is pretty much everywhere. I love Elf on a Shelf but probably not in the way a lot of others do it. For us it’s not a bargaining chip…

Surviving The Christmas Fayre 🎄

Today we went to see Grandma and have a look around the Christmas Fayre. I always love this day as it’s the start of the Christmassy feelings. The music, colours, lights and food are enough to get me feeling like a little girl again.  It’s a BIG fayre and takes over pretty much the whole…

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…

Our Halloween Day of Fun 2017

Well our Halloween went slightly different to my original plan. J became poorly yesterday and still poorly today. So trick or treating was out the question. Instead we had fun indoors from the sofa! I had made a ‘Halloween Box’ full of bits to do over the day. Despite J being under the weather we…

Our Halloween Sensory Tub Ideas…

Woohoo, Halloween is not far away now and I am excited to explore it with J. This year J is not far from his 3rd birthday so he’s been getting a bit more into the Halloween spirit when seeing things in the shops, TV shows with Halloween theme etc. I don’t think he quite ‘gets…

Halloween with speech and communication difficulties…

Last year J went trick or treating for the first time (with family). He loved knocking on doors as he was REALLY into doors at that stage. He would knock on them, then want to shut the door as soon as it was opened. His cousin did all the talking. Luckily J was 1 and…

My top 5 responses to ‘my son has Autism’…

J was officially diagnosed as being Autistic on Thursday. It was expected but I admit, not this soon! I thought we had months of assessments and meetings to battle through but it’s only been a year since first time entering Child Development Centre and getting our diagnosis.  We have told friends and family, we posted…

A BIG update! The wait is finally over…

Hi, apologies that I’ve been quiet the last couple of days but we have had some unexpected (kinda) news that I wasn’t quite prepared for. For those who are new to our blog you can read about our journey by following the links at the bottom of this blog. The basic story is… J was…

Blogtober 2017: Goals – J’s gymnastics.

Today’s Blogtober prompt is ‘goals’ so I thought I’d talk about J’s gymnastic sessions. I started J at a gymnastics toddler group as soon as he was stable on his feet. The goal is simple…develop his gross motor skills (so all the big movements and muscles in his body). J has always been a ‘clumsy’…

Autumn fun: exploring the woodlands (home learning)

I am usually starting to get grumpy now as the sun disappears and the cold sets in. I refuse to turn my heating on yet as that would be me admitting that summer has truelly gone. But I will say that Autumn has its advantages. I wrote a blog with all the adventures we plan…