Is the recent ‘cleaning trend’ helpful or harmful to parents?

Over the last few months there has been a surge in cleaning and tidying based shows, bloggers, books and hashtags. Whether you’re in the ‘Hinch Army‘, ‘Team TOMM‘ or KonMari it is everywhere you look. Cleaning and tidying are not new concepts, and it’s definitely not a new concept for it to be in the…

Autism and Festivals: A day out at Strawberry Fair, Cambridge…

Today is one of my favourite days of the year…the first Saturday of June. This means it was Strawberry Fair! I have been to Cambridge’s Strawberry Fair almost every year since I was 18. When I was younger it was all about the music, having drinks with friends and exploring the crafts stalls (including finding…

Moving On…saying goodbye.

Today is a rather bittersweet day. It’s exciting in that it shows how far J has come in a relatively short period of time but it’s sad to say goodbye to someone who has been such a big part of our lives for a lot of J’s life! This morning I went to J’s speech…

Living Arrows Week 14/53: Easter Baking and an Epiphany.

It’s been a really busy week  this week. We had Grandmas funeral on Tuesday and been seeing family this week. Then of course we had Easter and was exploring J’s sensory box. Those of you who read my ‘J’s journey update‘ post the other day will know that we’ve put in an application for our…

Living Arrows: 12/53-The Big Boy Bike.

Firstly, I want to apologise for my absence the last couple of weeks. My grandma passed away very suddenly, and very unexpectedly. It shook my world. How can someone be fine, then be gone? It just hurts my head to think about it. It was hard to sit downstairs, hearing the paramedics trying so hard…

Living Arrows 5/52: Why we use symbol communication…

Hi, I’m actually rather impression that it’s the last Monday of January and I’ve managed to complete every Living Arrows post. This year I said I was going to be more organised and so far I’m sticking to it. Go me! Using symbol communication systems Anyway, this weeks photo is J using symbol communication board…

Smear for Smear: My Cervical Story…

This is a story that my friends and family know but I’ve never blogged about. I guess the ‘downstairs department’ has always been an off limits section when it comes to general conversation. I may not share details of my ‘downstairs hairstyle’ or want to tell every Tom, Dick and Harry the state of the…

5 Ways My Autistic Child Might Fool You…

Children are great at fooling adults. I’ve seen many parents who smirk when someone compliments their child by saying how well behaved they are when little did they know that 5 minutes earlier they were screaming the shop down as they couldn’t have the £200 toy. Or at preschool when a child wouldn’t be able…