Almost a week of this stupid bug, kids with anxiety so high that even just trying to get to breakfast is an exhausting battle, and having to get through the trauma of the nights (nightmares really high again for one child, crying/defending self in sleep, the other just flat out refusing sleep or help). … Continue reading I don’t want to mum today.
30 Days Wild – Day 23
Well, it was a bit hard to take in nature and wildlife yesterday, as we spent a large majority of our day on motorways and major A roads. Caitlin has jumped from being just under 17kg to 18.7kg in amongst this house move drama. This means that she's too heavy for her car seat harness, … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 23
30 Days Wild – Day 22
Yesterday was one of those awful days where nothing seems to go right, a chain of one after the other incidents leaves you feeling at a loss... and it was only 9:45 by this point - culminating in me swallowing a lip bar, which really was the tip of the iceberg. We had had wet … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 22
30 Days Wild – Day 21
"Our birds". It's kind of strange, having only owned our new house for only 2 months, actually 2 nights away means we really appreciated the sound of being woken by "our birds". I don't mean, we have birds as pets... we don't. I mean the birds that visit our back garden (we really should make … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 21
30 Days Wild – Day 17
So retrospectively as camp hindered ability to post. Sunday was spent prepping for camp, and in the interim... rescuing various bugs back to the freedom of the garden.
Well, we have had the most amazing time at camp. Exhausting but amazing. We had gone because the children needed to have SAI (Sensory Attachment Intervention) assessments done. These are assessments which will go beyond a standard Occupational Therapist assessment and tap into specialist attachment knowledge to try and identify which areas flagged are likely … Continue reading Therapy Camp
Being “just a mum”: pitfalls of friendships
I find myself, quite often, in this situation where I am "just a mum". As you have likely already read, I home educate and am a carer to my adopted children. They rely on me 24/7, and in the past 3 years I have perhaps had around 20 breaks. I don't mean holidays (although considering … Continue reading Being “just a mum”: pitfalls of friendships
A little update
So I know it's been obvious I have been trying to get on top of things both at home and on the blog, and I kind of feel like I have been achieving that. But I thought a little overview of what is going on would be great. Well, after months of having way too … Continue reading A little update
30 Days Wild – Day 12
Late posting for yesterday: it was a tough day which involved hours and hours of form filling (that's what happens with children who need lots of intervention, every assessment requires form after form after form). But we took sanctuary in hearing the birds all having fun, even if we couldn't!!!
30 Days Wild – Day 11
Due to Caitlin's aches and pains today, we have just been at home. We did manage to finish the painting of the playhouse porch (we laid a new floor on it). And managed to sort the toys to go in the playhouse. So the kids now have a play area outside, that is fully operational! … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 11