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Friday, 21 September 2018

Pain Seeking Behaviour in Children

Recently one of the mums on of the group many groups I am on for support of SEN people mentioned the fact that their little one purposely causes harm to themselves by doing things such as banding their head against hard objects like walls and doors. This was actually something that I was thinking about recently as I used to do this myself.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

The Struggles

It has been so long since I posted here, I had this need to be positive and when I couldn't I just usually didn't post...

I'm struggling so much of late, and tbh, I'm just at my wits end with myself. Trigger alert, lots of negative talk about autism here. Maybe some swearing... I apologise in advance.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Financials - By Mums

So, I guess I've never really thought about the financial aspects of having a child with autism in too much detail before, but maybe it's time I did! 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Desire to be Loved

I often see parents of people with autism say things along the lines of ‘he isn’t ready to date’ ‘what if they can’t deal with getting their heart broken’ and my favourite is ‘it’s not worth the risk of him getting hurt’.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Expectations

I find it interesting, the way some people in the world impose expectations on others. This is even more applicable when you take parents. Here is one thing that I hate, when we don’t meet those expectations, these made up rules that are imposed on we, we are shunned and looked down on.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Reason I Shout

You know one thing that really gets causes me issues these days is my shouting. I’m often questioned about it, ‘why do you shout so much’ and ‘Why are you shouting’ are things I hear on probably a daily basis.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Life Update

After some thought I have decided a little bit of a life update is needed, I mean  a shed load of changes has happened since I was last active on here. I guess that’s normal with all  things considered.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Mondays by Mums(on Wednesday) - A Response

This is a response to the post 'Its Time for Honesty', If you haven't already, please  read this first. 

I'm a mum of a 7 year old with autism. One with severe development delays, poor speech and who is bloody wonderful. And cheeky... Ben said he doesn't know what its like to live without autism.

Monday, 9 October 2017

A Night Out

On Saturday I had my first night out in a long time, Going out drinking has always been a strange experience for me. On the one hand, I like the fact that I am included and get to break free from these four walls for a while. But, on the other hand it’s a tangled web of possible social missteps, misunderstandings and sensory triggers.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Its Time for Honesty

I often get asked what it’s like to live with autism, ADHD and the other things I have been diagnosed with. Now here it is, honestly, unedited, no rose-tinted glass, no trying to make parents feel better. It’s time for honesty.