Archive For The “Collaboration” Category

Summer Holidays Week One and How Gaming Benefits T Socially

By | August 1, 2018

We’ve been in summer holiday mode a week now, with D finishing school last Tuesday and T’s end of term being the Friday before. As is the norm with our children, they both much prefer being in the house or garden, individually they rely so much on the school routine that, the changes greatly affect […]

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The pros and cons of re-starting driving lessons 

By | July 26, 2018

I’m currently a non-driver, by (kind of) choice.  Nerves got the better of me during two driving tests and I was all set to put in for another test but “life” and the autism diagnosis process for our children took precedence, then the matter of schooling, then life events, then 3 feet operations since October […]

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Recycling and how we can get better at it here 

By | July 26, 2018

I tended to think we were pretty good at recycling in our house. We have a de-clutter a couple of times a year with piles made, labelling them as: “keep” (but only if the items are actually going to be worn/used),  “sell” (for anything that could either be auctioned online or head off to a […]

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When We Renew Our Vows 

By | July 13, 2018

Hubby and I have been married for 16 years now, together for 18, we married on the second anniversary of our first date, which – thinking about it now – is quite handy because we only have the one date to remember! We do joke that we’d “have got less time for crime/must be due […]

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Making your home your own 

By | July 5, 2018

Finding your first home, away from your parents/carers, is always exciting, isn’t it. Whether it be a room in a shared house, a flat share or taking that first step on the property ladder, it’s an exciting time, a chance to exert your personality onto a blank canvas. When I first left the family home, […]

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Enhancing body confidence with Knixteen 

By | June 22, 2018

Mother Nature can be a “bit” of a cow, can’t she? Those teenage and pre-teen years are fraught with hormone changes, the “shall I, shan’t I?” when it comes to letting that someone special know you like them, coupled with that “what if they don’t like me? What if I say the wrong thing or […]

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National Citizen Service for Year 11 teens for Summer 2018 

By | April 24, 2018

Being a parent to two teenagers (a son of 15 and a daughter of 13, both with autism), I cannot help but worry about the world that they are growing up in, not just from an additional needs viewpoint but also with regard to the multiple stabbings in London so far this year. We live in […]

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Safety Tips When Using A Moses Basket For Your Baby 

By | April 16, 2018

 Parents-to-be will inevitably face this question when choosing a bed for their new born baby: should they get a crib, carrycot, baby cot, bassinet, or a Moses basket? Many decide to go for a Moses basket because they offer a cosy alternative to the large cot, helping create a reassuring and enveloping space for their […]

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The wonky feet saga 

By | March 7, 2018

Its a strange feeling, knowing that this time in six weeks I’ll (hopefully) be at home, recovering from what should be my last operation on my feet, affectionately known as #scarfeet on the blog. Trying to imagine how things will look under the bandages and hoping that I’ll have “a matching pair” of feet, to […]

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Beyond the sunset 

By | March 6, 2018

I was watching “Hold The Sunset” last night, followed by “Call The Midwife” (I know…party animal! Spoiler alert for the latter, you’ll need tissues) and the first programme in particular got me thinking, thinking about Senior Dating and whether I’d want to search for love/companionship if I became widowed or whether Hubbie would, if I was no […]

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