Writing a blog is an outlet for me - it provides a way for me to get things off my chest, share experiences and sometimes have a rant about things that annoy me. I'm very lucky to have the support of my friends and family in writing this blog but every now and then I … Continue reading It’s never ok to be scared……
Back in 2016 Miss MIP started in your class - we weren't ready for her to start school but she was totally ready. She was coming in behind where she should have been but she'd been discharged from NHS Speech and Language so we assumed she'd just make up the time. She was cheerful, fun … Continue reading An open letter to our daughters teacher
I seem like a pretty average person I think - average intelligence, average looks and just all around average. Maybe a little rounder and a little shorter than average but still an average sort of person. Inside though I'm maybe a little different - my brain isn't always my friend and can change the spirit … Continue reading Anxiety is invisible but very present
I've been to that dark place - that place where you feel there is no more hope, that place that feels so empty, that place where you feel like you are standing in the middle of a crowded room screaming but not one single person can hear you. The problem with that place is no … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
Someone asked me today if I'd always known there was something different about Miss MIP and the answer is yes. She sat up in good time, was weaned in good time, crawled in good time and walked in good time but the talking......that was always a bit off really. I know you aren't supposed to … Continue reading Milestones Matter
Hello little one You are about to embark on the craziest adventure and your biggest adventure to date. Today is your first day at school and while I'm heart broken at losing all the time I get to spend with you now I'm also so excited for you. You are going to make new friends, … Continue reading A letter to my smallest friend
Tomorrow I'll introduce you to my daughter and she'll have her fingers in her mouth as she tries to take in the new situation around her. She's really excited to start in your class and has been talking about going to big school for months now - I'm not sure she really understands what's happening … Continue reading Dear Teacher
I was talking to a friend recently and she said that she'd never been on holiday with her daughter because she didn't see how a holiday with a child was worth it. She thought that a holiday with a family was just doing the same things you usually would just in a different location. I … Continue reading Are holidays with young children worth it?
It's very easy to get caught up in all the negatives that come with parenting - the exhaustion, the financial challenges and the constant self doubt - but it is just as important to recognise the positive changes being the owner of a tiny human can bring. In the last four years I've learnt quite … Continue reading Finding the joy in parenting
We are told we need to teach our children to be kind and accepting of others but sometimes I think parents need to be taught that as well.