Review: World of Play play session for young children, Suffolk.

Today we went to the newly opened World of Play, Ixworth in Suffolk. It’s set in a beautiful building with wooden beams and lovely little features that make it feel more like a home than a play centre. It caters for children 7 and under offering a unique opportunity for completely immersive play. I took…

A&E: Advice for Visiting with a Child Who is Autistic.

Going to A&E can be a daunting experience for any child. It’s generally a place you go when hurt or unwell so they’re not in the best frame of mind anyway, but add to that the sensory aspect, the change in routine, the unknown factors and it can be particularly challenging for those who are Autistic or any form of neurodiversity.

19 Must Watch Family Christmas Films.

Christmas movies are part of most families festival traditions. My family included. Every year ‘Father Christmas’ leaves a movie for us to watch, along with some snacks for Christmas Eve. But we also spend the weeks leading up to Christmas watching both our favourites and trying out some new films. Here’s my 10 films that…

Coronavirus Diary: Brotherly Love

I was watching the boys the morning this photo was taken. Baby F has crawled up to J and pulled at his leg to come up. J carefully(ish) pulled his brother up and helped him sit on him. Together they were exploring the iPad. Obviously it didn’t last long as a 1 year old doesn’t…

Letter to My One Year Old…the little brother.

To my dearest Finley, It’s a strange time right now. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has got us in lockdown. Schools are closed to everyone except key worker family. Most work places are closed and we can only leave the house for essentials. Not everyone is playing by the rules…that’s the reason we’re in lockdown in the…

Pregnancy: The birth stories of my two boys…

Birth stories – I love hearing all the different ways babies have come into this world. Every birth is different. My mum regularly reminds me that I kept her in pain for a 7 day long labour, and yet my sister arrived within minutes. My two boys were two very different birth experiences. They left…

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…

Big School: Preparing to Start Reception.

This September my eldest son, J starts ‘big school’. By this I mean Reception class in Primary School. I know some parents who are counting down, saying their children are ‘totally ready’ or that they can’t wait for the peace and quiet. I’m sure they jest when they talk of their excitement (or maybe not?)…

Easy Healthy Lunches for Parents!

One thing I have found during the healthy eating journey is that a lot of my problems are caused by the kids (haha). Obviously I can’t shut them in a cupboard or sell them as both are frowned upon so instead I faced it head on. Lunch time is especially hard for me. I’m usually…

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…