Just as they were starting to get the hang of the routine a surprise hit - my health started to deteriorate. Having PCOS, I began to wonder if things had gone awry, again. To start the process of ruling things out, I took a pregnancy test. This pretty routine for me to do; when you … Continue reading An unexpected shock.
So, the pandemic had taken the wind out of my sails in terms of education provision for Caitlin. And thrown a spanner into the works in finding appropriate provision for Logan... But I had stepped up, I was more than capable for the task just a little ragged. Just as schools were readying to reopen … Continue reading The Gap: Part 4 – Summer – return to school 2020
Out hardest part of the year is always the last couple of months as birthdays (which trigger the children), Halloween (which scares Caitlin as she still has that young belief that things are real - and the props and decoration could burst into life and get her), fireworks (sensory nightmare) and Advent/Christmas (mega trauma trigger) … Continue reading The Gap… Part 2: Winter ’19-Spring 20
So after the burnout of the education and lack of support crisis, which lead to home education and lack respite, the fight for an appropriate school provision (which had only just been won for Caitlin, but Logan's journey was still outstanding), and a safeguarding enquiry... We roll straight into a global pandemic! Wow! What can … Continue reading The Gap: Part 3 – PANDEMIC – no one panic!
So I'm back... A couple of posts over the coming days will explain my absence, some changes will be made to our blog and much news and updating necessary! Here we begin... With all the issues surrounding the children's needs (lack of sleep, high maintenance behaviour issues, needing constant 24 hour supervision, the fact there's … Continue reading The Gap… Part 1: Summer-Autumn 19
No one will quite understand this unless the are a SEND or LAC/post-LAC parent... but I've been a bit pong-y today. I'm now fresh out of an uninterrupted 10 minute shower, where I not only got to shave what could only be described as "manly" pits, but I also washed my hair, quite literally 3 … Continue reading Enjoying some self care
On 3 hours sleep, I have had a tough day. I have deadlines to meet by tomorrow, that look like a lack of sleep again. However, rather than mark the day with a list of negatives, I am choosing to post my favourite moment of today to leave that as the history I record: Today … Continue reading Strained positvity…
I know that it's super late to be talking about what we got up to over advent, but as I have said in some previous posts, we haven't had the best of Winters... not that Winter is easy for anyone, but anxiety is especially high in our house from approximately October through to mid January … Continue reading Advent 2018
We are a bit late reviewing this as, well.... Winter in this house is just so difficult... but it's important to me that we do this. So here it is, better late than never hey? The children were absolutely desperate to have a birthday party, but it just wasn't feasible; they are coping better with … Continue reading Review: Sea Legs Puppet Theatre
Prior to a recent midweek break to Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, we went on an adventure in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, which meant we stayed in a few hotels. So here's a bit about our experiences at each of those. Premier Inn Derby East. The first night of our adventure was at the Premier Inn Derby … Continue reading Review: Our pre-holiday adventure in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire – the hotels