Archive For The “carer” Category

The Mammogram #TheMMLinky 

By | November 27, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I had a mammogram.   It wasn’t the first time I’ve had one, my first was about four years ago, after I’d been to the doctor about my wellbeing and she booked me in for a full “MOT” (mammogram, smear, blood tests) to check me out as I had neglected […]

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Me and my baseline with @Forthwithlife

By | November 20, 2017

Regular readers of my blogs might remember that I mentioned I’d be obtaining baseline blood tests via Forth, something of interest to me as I knew that the last few years have taken their toll on my wellbeing. The baseline test comprises of: “Our Baseline subscription package is designed to help you to track vital health […]

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Me and my baseline with @Forthwithlife

By | November 20, 2017

Regular readers of my blogs might remember that I mentioned I’d be obtaining baseline blood tests via Forth, something of interest to me as I knew that the last few years have taken their toll on my wellbeing. The baseline test comprises of: “Our Baseline subscription package is designed to help you to track vital health […]

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Health #TheMMLinky 

By | October 24, 2017

I’ve been an “autism parent” for nine years now, it feels like it’s flown by at times and at others, it’s gone slower – usually when we’re waiting for the “powers that be” to share their decision on education/health plans etc. I’ve focussed very much on the children’s needs, I have to, to those afore-mentioned […]

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The meaning behind my blog name #SEND30daychallenge 

By | August 20, 2017

Yes, I’m doing another challenge and one that is even closer to my heart than music. A challenge for special needs bloggers, there are a lot of us about. Each sharing our experiences and wanting to raise a little bit more awareness and acceptance within – at times, a not very open – Society. It’s […]

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Put Yourself In The Picture 

By | August 13, 2017

We’re all guilty of it, aren’t we?  Leaving ourselves out of photos because we’re taking them. My camera roll is full of the children, Hubbie, cats, images for the blog and review photos I’ve forgotten to delete but not that many of me. I’ve never liked my picture taken, I’m extremely critical of myself and […]

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Blog Me Better – Sun 14th Dec 2014

By | December 14, 2014

Life as a SN parent can be challenging and dare I say it, isolating too. Isolating because it’s difficult to find those other parents/carers who “get” what life is like. Who “get” that outings have to be planned, that if your child is lucky enough to be invited to a birthday party, then along comes […]

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My Own Path

By | December 11, 2014

Well, back to the doctors today to get the results of my “service” from a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t sleep well last night for wondering what the results would be, the subconscious can play wonderful and weird tricks when the brain is tired. When I did sleep, I had the strangest dream ever. […]

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Inside Out #WellbeingWednesday

By | October 30, 2014

My wellbeing always takes a nosedive during the school holidays, we’ve had half term this week. It’s a time when obviously the children’s needs come first and throw autism into the mix and it can feel a case of needing eyes and ears everywhere to divert any potential upset. All along I’ve told myself that […]

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A catch-up and a reminder

By | December 21, 2013

It’s very easy to get caught up in the day-to-day life of autism parenting, structured routines and school runs. Sometimes I feel that I’m losing my identity a bit, I’m known as “D’s mum” at her school and I wouldn’t change that title for one bit but I’m someone else too. I got a chance […]

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