Tonight I 'spoke' online to a young girl who was going to court to object to her child being adopted. Her child was taken from her for a variety of reasons, none of which to me seem justified, especially when I look not too far from my own door. Social Services swooped in and have decided. … Continue reading Who Do We Think We Are??
Yesterday was one of those compulsory almost-Spring days where you decide to go to a garden centre, spend £118 on pansies, plant pots, bags of soil and for our special purchase, a bird table thingy. So this morning at 7.30, Kieran was getting his wellies on as I had promised we could sort out … Continue reading We Need More Playing In The Rain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17331638 Sunday and I am feeling good!! The above link from the BBC was five years ago today!! The BBC gave us a great opportunity to plug our new support group...The British Stammering Association really helped me get back on track. I've now moved country, got a fab new job and am running this morning … Continue reading Facing the fear and doing it anyways!!
About two years ago my partners son B, was almost diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I say almost, his assessment was finally concluded as ‘undecided’ due to two very different accounts by his parents. Recommendation was that if either parent felt the need to have him reassessed it would be prudent to wait until he … Continue reading The Darker Side of Diagnosis.
There is something to be said for lying in bed at midnight, with a glass of sauvignon blanc, a bag of Mini Eggs playing Candy Crush. In fact at that minute it really doesn’t get much better. The other day my eldest checks his passport to find out its expired. We go on holiday in … Continue reading The Little Things.
Becoming a step parent is probably one of the most difficult experiences you can have. When I first moved to England I lived with my partner Pete. He has his two kids every other weekend and on a Tuesday night. Due to his work I had started to do school pickups and drop offs and … Continue reading Other People’s Kids.
Hair. Long or short? When you have short hair, you want it long and flowing like a Timotei advert and when its long, you want to whip out the scissors and create an elfin look. Coincidence or not after having both my boys I decided to go short. I would love to say it was … Continue reading The Long and The Short Of It.
As new mums we always make that comment that we will never be one of those mums making three meals every night instead of one nutritious, healthy meal round the table like the Waltons. Bull. Shit. Those who succeed in this idealistic dream have either kids that are allergic to everything except chips and you … Continue reading Feeding Time At The Zoo…..
The changes in technology over the years has made life for people who stammer a whole lot easier, but at what cost? How many of us of an older generation pretty much never used the ‘house phone’? With the fact now that pretty much every person over the age of 10 has a mobile phone, … Continue reading App-arently it’s a good thing….
Today has been shall we say, trying.... Dropped Kieran to childminder and was running abit late so thought I should catch the train... No feckin car park spaces left at all anywhere near the bloody station, like I mean people parked anywhere and everywhere and no place for my Zafira. So have to drive to … Continue reading Today Has Been A Little Trying…..