Surviving Dinosaur Adventures… 

Today we went to Dinosaur Adventure near Norwich. It’s very rare Daddy and I get a day off together on a week day so we thought we’d make the most of it. Most family based amusement places are always so busy at weekends and school holidays so we thought we’d try the dinosaurs since it…

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…

Happy Fathers Day…an interview with the man who gave me J x

Happy Fathers Day! Whether you celebrate the day with the father of your child, step father, grandfather, great grandfather…or whoever is your child’s male role model, I hope you are having a lovely day. J’s Daddy is having a lie in this morning and J and I are preparing his presents and card. This year…

The never ending story…

Firstly, apologies that I’ve not been as active as usual. In all honesty I have found it tricky to put things into words, even in my own head. I’ve always wanted to share my true feelings to help parents going through similar circumstances and just to raise awareness. But how can you write how you…

What I have learnt from the Terror Attacks…

I post a lot about J and myself. What I don’t often post about are the other people in J’s life. J is extremely lucky to have an amazing set of family…both blood, and friends who are just too important to not be family! The recent (and not so recent) terror attacks have made me…

In The Night Garden Live…an amazing day! 

On Sunday we went to Blackheath in London to watch In the Night Garden Live! J has the app on my phone and watches the advert for the show EVERYDAY so when I found out the date that tickets went on sale for 2017 I was straight on the booking page the second it opened…

How we survived a holiday abroad with a toddler…

I have been in a grump most of the week as I have seen friends and family getting ready to jet off on exciting holidays. This year we can’t afford to go away so are having a ‘stay-cation’ and having day trips. I have an awful fear of flying so have only  actually been on…

A ‘J’s Journey’ update…

Hi everyone This blog started as a document of all the meetings, therapies and activities to help J with his language difficulties. However, it’s now branched out to be about parenting overall whilst also (hopefully) showing how we deal with day to day life with J. I thought that today would be a good day…

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…

Getting flavours into a frustratingly fussy eater…

Sooooo, J continues to be a fussy eater. I don’t necessarily mean fussy as in won’t eat much, I mean he’s fussy over textures. He only likes dry food. Anything I make has to have minimal to no sauce so my spag bol is always passata based and cooked to an inch of its life…

Giving concentration skills a boost…

J, like many toddlers, has the attention span of a flea. I may infact be insulting fleas here as its probably not even be that long! Funnily enough if J has vehicles or buttons…or a cupboard door then he can focus and be perfectly entertained for forever (recorded him playing with the toilet doors at…