Archive For The “autism” Category

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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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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Wellbeing, poppies and a request from me #BAPs

By | November 15, 2018

We all have differing ways of coping with whatever life throws at us, don’t we? Little strategies that help, whether it be something that can be dipped in and out of, or a specific. For D, it’s her Art, it always has been, I love how, with a few strokes of a pencil, her picture […]

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Being Quiet Is Okay, Isn’t It? 

By | October 23, 2018

I know I haven’t blogged much about school life for D and T recently but something said at D’s parents evening at her SN school last week has stuck with me. Our girl is doing okay, more than okay at the moment, she’s started a GCSE course (we are so proud) in a subject which […]

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How @circusstarr promotes inclusivity and positive body imagery 

By | October 16, 2018

If you’ve been a regular reader of my blogs, you’ll be aware that we look forward to the annual show that Circus Starr brings to town. Circus Starr are a not-for-profit organisation, relying on local donations from the towns that they visit so that they can put on a fantastically, inclusive show for disabled and disadvantaged children […]

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Yesterday 

By | October 13, 2018

This post would have been different yesterday, 12th October.  It wouldn’t have been positive, in fact I doubt I’d have completed it. Yesterday marks two years since my first both feet operation and it’s fair to say that I’ve lost my way since then, finding that the tools which used to be so handy for […]

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Smile – Weds 5th September 2018

By | September 5, 2018

It’s been a day of smiles today.    Smiles for D as she headed back to school into a class with her teachers from last year and knowing who her classmates will be  – which is so important when it comes to preparing her for the new school year. Smiles as she and T headed […]

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