Sometimes it seems that there is so much we don't know when it comes to our special educational needs children. As they say, knowledge is power, but often it's just not possible to know something or it's simply difficult to recognise it in our kids, or even in ourselves.
For me my happy place has been for many months now has been in Instagram surrounded by life at its fullest. From kitten pictures and cute baby shots to travels and adventures being documented to the kid’s artwork and the family's attire.
Right who forgot to tell the wonderful British weather that Summer is fast approaching? You may be forgiven for thinking we are heading back into Autumn and I, for one, have had the heating on this month - I can't say I'm happy about that one bit and I know I'm not alone.
Can you believe it's the end of 2017 already? The weather has certainly been playing havoc with my plants this year, I still have Chillies growing in the greenhouse, which adds a bit of colour on the dark dreary days.
In this month's round-up of dad blogs, we venture everywhere from Jodrell Bank and the weekday commute to Adventure Bay and Westeros. Easter (mis)adventures The start of April brought Easter and the school holidays, a time for chocolate, creative days out and chaos in equal measure.
This month, the post I would like to share from our post-40 blogging community as the one not to be missed is ‘How Would you Use your 13 Minutes?’ - featuring Down’s syndrome campaigner and mother, Hayley Goleniowska.
Finally I was able to go out to walk the puppy in just a bodywarmer today, a far cry from the Beast from the East just a few weeks ago! With the warmer weather, hopefully we can all start getting out and about and exploring all those fabulous castles and old buildings, but not forgetting the theatres and museums.
Despite the cold, winter days looming around a lot longer than anyone wants I’m starting to make plans for my annual house spring clean. Which usually includes a lot of DIY and interior makeovers projects.
Let's have a look back at 2017 shall we? When I look back at 2017 I think it will forever be the year that I returned to work after my last maternity leave and it's been a right old rollercoaster for me personally.
It’s here friends, the beautiful sunshine and it makes everything just that bit better, don’t you think? Of course I want more sunshine but I better not be too greedy and just get on and enjoy the great days we do have.
For parents of teens and tweens, this is the time of year when education becomes even more important than normal. Concerns about education inevitably increase with the age of your child and the stakes get higher.
I'm finally back - and I'm so sorry to have been away so long. To cut a very long story short, my Dad was diagnosed with Cancer, and then something in my brain decided to do amiss and rendered me unable to walk straight for about four months.
Welcome back! Apologies for my disappearance, life has all been a bit hectic recently as we've relocated down to the South West and everything has been a bit topsy-turvy - not least my dodgy internet connection!
Hello and welcome to April's family days out round-up, which features all the fun from the Easter holidays. Sadly the weather didn't play ball for many of us around the country, with wind, rain and even snow but it looks like everyone made the best of it with lots of fun days out with all the family.
With the recent beautiful sunshine comes the inevitability of wearing less clothes. It’s easy to hide underneath jumpers and coats, but as summer clothes appear it tends to make us think more about our bodies.
Wow, what a month it’s been - beautiful sunshine, bright blue skies…wait, no; that did happen - then I blinked and it was over. Back to the reality of cold, dank days and the impossible task of filling your children’s every waking hour with indoor fun.
Since my last round-up, M has been adjusting to being a big sister with mixed success! I think she's understandably finding it tricky that there's suddenly this other person demanding our attention, when previously she had it all to herself.
Welcome to May's books round-up, I have just over 4 weeks to go until the arrival of baby number 3, it's gone so fast! Despite being so busy we still love books in our house, I enjoyed collaborating with the Books Trust this month on our Bath, Book and Bed Routine do you read to your children every night?
The back room in the Park Terrace restaurant of The Royal Garden Hotel is buzzing with colour and sound. Lively women in summer dresses and floral tops are nibbling sandwiches, taking pictures and chatting animatedly.