My ‘Uncommon’ Christmas list…

Todays #blogtober17 prompt is ‘Christmas’. I love present giving. I love thinking about the person I’m buying for and what will make them say ‘wow’. If I can find unusual gifts then that’s even better… I was introduced to a company called ‘Uncommon Goods’. At first I thought ‘eurgh, expensive American company’ but actually there’s…

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…

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…

Advice for claiming Disability Living Allowance…

After our meeting in June where J was diagnosed with Social Communication difficulties we were advised to claim for DLA. I was torn about whether I should claim as I never really saw J as ‘disabled’. But when I spoke to our specialist team they all said that I had to think about all the…

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…