This is me…overprotective Mum.

Overprotective Mum. When you look at me, what do you see? An overprotective Mum, probably, In fact I know that you do, I’ve heard it said, But think of me like this instead; My child has problems that you cannot see, Conditions called hidden disabilities, I may always have to be at her side, She…… Continue reading This is me…overprotective Mum.

There’s always good.

Some days it pays, To raise your head to the sky, Fill your lungs with fresh air, Watch the branches up high, Clear your mind of the stress, Watch your worries float away, Be thankful and happy, You’ve got through the day. Not everyday is a good day, But there is something good in everyday.…… Continue reading There’s always good.

Who am I?

I have published this before, but it still a question I struggle with daily. Am I a stay at home mum or a parent carer? ….or both? Where does it differ? When does one move on to the other? It is complicated and hard to understand. I am a stay at home Mum. I am…… Continue reading Who am I?

Reach out. Carers week.

Dear Autism parents and carers, It is carers week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and highlight the difficulties faced. The biggest difficulty all carers face is talking about the reality of their situations. No one likes to talk about the negatives. Scrolling through my social media posts these past few days I…… Continue reading Reach out. Carers week.

Dark days.

I have had days where I have stood in the shower crying so hard that I didn’t know if I was washing with tears or water. I’ve watched in the mirror as my laughter lines grow, as ironically, my laughter dies. I have sat in the night, cowering, watching my shadow. I have made rabbits…… Continue reading Dark days.

Looking for a job.

Looking for a job! Must be within school hours. Must allow for lateness due to childs unpredictibility in mornings. Cannot work evenings or school holidays. Must allow frequents days off for childs hospital appointments. Must allow use of mobile phone to keep in touch with school. Must allow personal use of phone/email to organise, plan…… Continue reading Looking for a job.

Feeling alone.

Where did everyone go? What did I do wrong? I seem to have lost most of my friends Since I became a special needs mum. Did you get fed up of listening? Was it just too hard to see? What about how I am feeling? What about me? My life has changed dramatically, I don’t…… Continue reading Feeling alone.