Author Archives: Jeannette

Autism With Lola – A Special Offer

By | October 9, 2019

When D was diagnosed with autism at age 4.5, I had an immense need to find out as much as I could about autism, I still do, I don’t think I will ever stop learning. It felt quite a lonely time, I hadn’t joined social media and really really wanted to find other parents/carers to […]

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An Overview of Phonological Errors

By | August 28, 2019

D and T are now 15 and nearly 17 years old respectively, one of the aspects that made me wonder “could it be autism” was their speech – or lack of it – in their early years. Both had stilted speech, used echolalia and were not able to express themselves verbally when overwhelmed. This is […]

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I’m proud to be the Mumma to an Autistic Daughter #autism #autisticpride

By | June 17, 2019

When you think of Autism, what comes into your mind first? Rainman as portrayed by Dustin Hoffman or a child flapping their hands around, struggling to communicate? Both have autism, both are individual. Because that’s what autism is, an umbrella name under a broad spectrum. Some individuals are “high functioning”, with an amazing ability to […]

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Anxiety, PTSD and Me

By | May 3, 2019

Anxiety sucks. A little bit of day-to-day anxiety is natural, the “oh sh*t, I’m going to be late…” or something similar, but what if that anxiety stays with you all day, burbling away like a saucepan full of water, threatening to over-boil? What if anxieties prevent you from doing activities that you’d previously enjoyed, what […]

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Ticking the box in my autistic daughter’s school (just for the sake of it!!)

By | April 24, 2019

I had hoped, with D being in an SN school, that the box-ticking wouldn’t be so prevalent, that “need” to “tick” just for the sake of it, irrespective of the angst it may cause. (the image above is me going a bit “Daily Fail”, because we all know what a tick looks like!) I know […]

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Getting back into it – #WellbeingWednesday

By | February 6, 2019

I haven’t written one of these for a while, have I? Truth be known, events of last year took their toll on me emotionally (if you don’t know, sepsis in November and the prospect of another foot op this year) and my confidence has nose-dived, I’m not an over-sharer anyway, I’d rather stay silent, feeling […]

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I’m an introvert and so is our autistic daughter, that’s okay by me!

By | January 26, 2019

There are many types of people in this world, some have “labels”, others don’t but what we all have in common is that we have our own ways of coping/dealing with situations. I’ve said it before, I’m not a “coooooeeee, look at me!” person, to be honest, I’d find it exhausting! The pressure of always […]

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What I’ve learnt from 2018

By | December 31, 2018

Blimey, where did the year go? It’s absolutely flown by and there’s been much to learn from as we head into 2019. I’ve been decidedly quieter on all things social-media this year – more of that later – but, in a way, that’s a positive, because I can look back now and share. This year […]

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Sepsis and beyond

By | December 7, 2018

When I published this picture a couple of weeks ago, I was in hospital, thinking I’d gone in with a hefty bout of Cellulitis, I didn’t realise amidst my drowsiness that it was sepsis. The doctor who made a house call arrived within about 20 minutes after we called and he phoned an ambulance, which […]

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Storage and organisation for the home from Addis

By | December 7, 2018

Addis have been a household name for as long as I can remember and they are the go-to brand for household items. They have recently launched a Made For Life range and I was asked if we’d like to take a look at a couple of items. We are mega fans of recycling as much […]

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