I am a photographer and so taking photographs is a much more natural thing to me than writing a blog. On this basis I thought it might be a good idea to incorporate my photographs more regularly into my blog. So I am starting a weekly series called 'Behind The Photo' where I will explain … Continue reading Behind The Lens
This is going to be a random little segment in my blog where I will most likely bore any readers with my ramblings. Still, I'm making a conscientious effort to stop bottling up my thoughts and feelings and felt this would be a good way of efficiently channelling them from my messed up noggin to … Continue reading Thoughts Of The Day
Having a young child with sensory issues has proven to be quite challenging when it comes to playtime. Matthew generally prefers to play on his own and not in a functional way. However in order to encourage Matthews 'Fine & Gross Motor Skills' as well as his 'Social Skills', we have had to buy some … Continue reading Entertaining a Sensory Challenged Toddler
This is a fairly new concept to me. Yes I have always been a nervous and worrisome person, but generally my thoughts and feelings were never so deep that I felt they were outwith my control... If that makes sense. It's only really been in the last 18 months that this "fog" has made its … Continue reading The Anxiety Fog
I didn't know how helpful a post like this might be until I started scouring the net looking for one of the same nature, but to no avail. Therefore I thought I'd share our process so that anybody, like me, who was looking for more information on the matter might have some sort of reference … Continue reading The Autism Diagnosis Process – Part 1
It's been 3 months since I last shared Matthews eating habits, and I've found that there's been some substantial changes in that time. Mainly his appetite, but also some of his eating habits have been affected by his Sensory issues. He is also a bit older at 22 months (18 months adjusted due to his … Continue reading What I Eat In A Day – Toddler Edition – Update
This was a post I never intended on sharing, but I'm feeling a bit emotional today thinking about the direction our lives are going in and I thought it might feel therapeutic to write it down, so to speak. Our lives have been sort of in the air for a while now with my husband's … Continue reading Grief is a funny old thing isn’t it?
This is the 2nd Tili Box I have purchased after being so pleased with my last one. If you're anything like me and love to sample the latest beauty products (as well as enjoy some old classics) then you should definitely get yourself one of these boxes ( Tili Box - Fourth Edition). This one, much … Continue reading Tili Box – Review
So Matthews 2nd birthday is fast approaching and while having a house party again like we had for his 1st sounds like a good plan, we've decided to opt for hiring a venue, thus removing the apocalyptic party aftermath that takes days to clean! We've hired a small hall in one of our local leisure … Continue reading Planning A Birthday Party (For A Sensory Challenged Child)
My opinion on this matter has been varied. Being the oldest of 5, I have watched my mum raising all different types of children. My sister was a demon child (i'm not offending her by saying this as she is well aware). She misbehaved and cried pretty much from the minute she was born. Just … Continue reading The Dummy Debate?!?!
I've not posted in a while and I felt compelled today to try and get back into it. As previous posts may have alluded to, myself and my little family are going through the process of an Autism diagnosis. It wasn't a shocking or surprising turn of events as it's something we've known about since … Continue reading Back To It