parenting


Hayden and Autism – An Update 1

As it has been a while since I have posted much on here I thought it would be appropriate to give you a little update on how Hayden is getting on. I last gave an update on Hayden and autism in March where I looked at the different ways autism […]

Hayden and autism

Stressful parts of parenting 6

As I was on the school run last week, wanting to pull my hair out. Not sure whether to wait for my wailing snail behind me or catch up with the three year old version of Usain Bolt. Or whether it was worth strapping my wriggly toddler back into the pushchair for […]


Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours 8

When I say obsessive compulsive behaviours, I don’t mean OCD. There is definitely none of that in this house, I’m talking about the compulsive behaviours Hayden has. Behaviours that he does again and again and again no matter how much hair I’ve pulled out or whether the people living three […]


10 blogs I'm loving lately

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Until I started blogging myself, I had never really read blogs. I didn’t really know much about them and definitely didn’t realise just how many bloggers there were. The community is huge! My favourite blogs are constantly changing. As my style changes, and more and more new blogs appear it […]


The Mummy Tag 2

Thank you to the lovely This is me Mrs T for tagging me into ‘The Mummy Tag’. A series of questions to get to know your mummy blogging friends better. The Mummy Tag Are you a stay at home or working mum? I am currently a stay at home mum, […]

the mummy tag

You know your an autism parent when… 8

Since learning Hayden may have autism and throughout the early part of his diagnosis journey, a lot of the time I felt quite alone in what I was going through. I didn’t want to research too much as I couldn’t process it all and I felt very much like even though […]


Lowering the expectation 4

James has just had a week off of work, and over the weekend we knew we really needed to do something as a family. James working in the catering industry means he rarely gets day’s off over the weekend so the opportunity to have a day or afternoon out all five […]

lowering the expectation

with single mum speaks

How Do You Do It? With Single Mum Speaks 3

Welcome to the next instalment of my guest post series, How do you do it? One of the most common questions I hear across the blogging community is how do you find the time to blog? We are all busy with our day to day lives and blogging takes a […]


The Ordinary Moments #8 A Daddy’s Boy 7

It is often said that boy’s tend to be mummy’s boys, with Ellis and Kinley that is very much the case. But with Hayden he is definitely a Daddy’s boy and always has been. I think it probably has a lot to do with the fact the during Hayden’s earlier […]

A Daddy's boy

Wicked Wednesday 6th April

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Happy Wednesday all! It is Wicked Wednesday time again, linking up with the lovely Em from Brummy Mummy of 2 as always. Before I go on, I have a confession and an apology to make to all the other lovely linkers, last time I joined in I linked and ran. Completely forgot […]


Do I go back to work? 8

I don’t make any secret of the fact my mental state goes up and down each and every month. I’m either incredibly happy and content, or suspicious and moody. It does seem to fall alongside my periods so I am trying to not look too deeply into it all, but […]

Do I go back to work?

Before he had autism...

Before he had Autism… 131

For some parents they notice developmental differences in their children from a very early age, for others it is a long time before certain behaviours start to become obvious, some even reach adulthood before they question particular traits. If you’ve read Hayden’s Story, you will know Hayden followed a very neuro-typical […]