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motherhood, parenting, school application, SEND, special educational needs and disabilities, special needs, starting school, Uncategorized

Things are ‘SEND’ to try us!…

(For all Special Educational Needs and Disabilities families) You needn't scroll far nowadays to draw comparison with others, often from ever far reaching social circles to one's own. From work and relationships, to picture perfect homes with 2.4 children (although 3 seems to trend in our village; note to self, avoid drinking the water). Whatever… Continue reading Things are ‘SEND’ to try us!…

motherhood, parenting, potty training, toilet training

Toilet Training drove me Potty!

Whether you refer to it as potty training, toilet training, or anything else, it’s mind boggling for our little people and us adults it would seem! The internet is full of advice - web searches, blog posts, online groups. In all honesty I thought I didn’t require support, initially shunning the resources, wondering what all the fuss was about, we’d done it once before! My latest blog reveals how wrong I was, along with my top tips for ‘How (not) to Potty Train’!

breastfeeding, feeding, motherhood, parenting, reflux, Uncategorized

Dark days of reflux.

For those that have never experienced silent reflux, terming them the 'dark days' will likely be perceived as melodramatic, verging on the ridiculous. I cannot however, think of a better way to describe it. The definition of the word 'silent' is simply not synonymous with the condition, quite the contrary in fact! Somewhat ironically associated… Continue reading Dark days of reflux.

breastfeeding, feeding, motherhood, parenting

The inevitable final feed!

It's been emotional yet again!....."Again?!" I hear you sigh. Well, I make no apologies, regular readers will know by now that my blog entries tend to come with that caveat. In fact the writing of my last blog was such a process for me that I've been slow to dive back into the headspace of… Continue reading The inevitable final feed!

cleft palate, motherhood, parenting

One in seven hundred

My latest blog is a slight departure from my usual mumblings. The 5th-13th May is Cleft Lip and Palate Association awareness week. CLAPA, as it is known, is a charity close to our hearts and so I thought what better way to use my blog than to share our experience with my readers and hopefully… Continue reading One in seven hundred