Keeping my little one safe from the sun with the Snooze Shade.

Review of a gifted item from Snooze Shade. All opinions are my own and based on my experience using the product over a week so was fully tried and tested. We have recently come back from a holiday to the coast. In true British style the weather was incredibly changeable. We had packed for everything…

The next step on J’s Journey: Starting Nursery…

Being a parent is so emotional…sometimes good emotions, sometimes ones that leave you drained. Today I had every emotion in one. J started Nursery all by himself.  When J was 2 he started at preschool. It was MY preschool. It was the family business which I run with my Mum. I was the Early Years…

What I learnt from our first Christmas with Autism… 

I hope everyone has survived the holidays with some sense of sanity in tact. This year J was 3 so it’s the first Christmas he’s really started to understand. It is also the first Christmas since J getting his Autism diagnosis. Last year J was only interested in playing on his own with a train…

Encouraging Independence in Toddlers and Preschoolers…

Sometimes being an early years professional rubs off on how I parent J. Other times the ‘teacher’ in me shakes her head at the things I do and say! However something I’ve continued from my work is believing that independence is something that should be encouraged in toddlers/preschoolers. These need to be appropriate for young…

A BIG update! The wait is finally over…our Autism diagnosis.

Hello, well we have some news. J has officially been diagnosed as having Autistic Spectrum Disorder (‘Autism’). It’s been emotional writing todays post and it’s taken a lot to get my thoughts out in a way that makes sense. But here goes… For those who are new to our blog you can read about our…

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…

Surviving the cinema with a toddler…Cars 3

J is obsessed with cars. Well actually all types of vehicles. If it has wheels then he is happy. He has always loved the Car movies and either the first or second film is often on in the background. So when the adverts for Cars 3 came on the tv, J would get upset that…

Valentines Day Blows…fun with petals.

We found some lovely fake rose petals in a ‘cheap and cheerful’ store near us. With Valentines Day coming up I thought we’d use these for a bit of a speech game. It takes a lot of tongue, cheek and lip movement to make sounds. With J not forming many words and only restricted sounds…