Parent Carer? (Carers Week).

Am I a stay at home mum or a parent carer? ….or both? Where does it differ? Where does one move to the other? It is complicated and hard to understand. I am a stay at home Mum. I am a parent Carer It is Carers Week here in the UK. A week dedicated to…… Continue reading Parent Carer? (Carers Week).

‘The Group’.

Love is a place, a place that I know, A place we belong, not just where we go, A place we feel wanted, a place we fit in, A place we feel happy, where friendships begin. A place that can turn sad faces to smiles, A place where every second is worthwhile, A place where…… Continue reading ‘The Group’.

Support.

Support. A few friends I know have undiagnosed, newly diagnosed and diagnosed children but do not have anyone to talk to. How can I help them? I want to be of some support, to be able to help them, to be of some use. Support is hard to come by. You think you can talk…… Continue reading Support.

Respite…..should I say?

Perhaps it is wrong to admit it. Perhaps I shouldn’t even say it. The guilt eats me up inside every time I send her. …but we need it. Right? Ok. Here goes. Deep breath….. I had a lovely weekend whilst my girl was at respite. There. Done. Said. Why do I feel so bad even…… Continue reading Respite…..should I say?

Fight!

To whom it may concern, The fight. Will it ever end? Why do we have to fight for everything? Why does it take so long? It is draining, frustrating, relentless. But we don’t stop fighting. We can’t. We won’t. Special needs parenting is a whole different lifestyle. We haven’t chosen this lifestyle. We didn’t ask…… Continue reading Fight!

Our Autism Blog.

I had some very suprising, but amazing news this week, my little blog has been nominated in 3 categories out of 6, in The Bloody Awesome Parent Awards-blogging awards! (http://bringingustogether.org.uk/bloody-awesome-parents-awards-baps-have-just-launched/) Shocked is an understatement. My blog was never written for views or statistics, it was written for me! The nominees will be shortlisted and announced…… Continue reading Our Autism Blog.

Humour.

Many a time I have heard it said that people with Autism don’t have a sense of humour. We all know that to be a myth. Sometimes it may come across that way with joke telling as jokes are usually a play on words that an extremely literal person with Autism would just not understand.…… Continue reading Humour.