Who’s been naughty or nice

There was an upsetting incident at Gabe’s conductive education session this week where he refused point blank to touch various dolly parts on request like the other children. After he proceeded to pick up said dolly and throw it at his teacher shouting loudly “NUH NUH,” I have come to the conclusion that Gabriel is becoming quite naughty. Don’t tell Santa […] Read more…

The special bus

When I was a teenager there was a man in my area that everyone called Tony Beep Beep. He was called this because you could often find him standing on the corner of the road shouting at car drivers to honk their horns. I’ve spent a lot of time of late wondering more and more […] Read more…

Parenting: zombie style

Travelling across London underground earlier this week dodging sweaty armpits and gambling on which spot to stand on the crowded platform to be closest to the opening doors, I realised that this commuting hogwash is akin to parenting. And the only real way to survive it is by entering a deep meditative state or channelling […] Read more…

Sometimes

People sometimes wonder what it would be like to have a child with additional needs.  It is something that fills many an expectant parent with horror and fear. Why else put ourselves through the numerous prenatal tests. It is up there with random car accidents, cancer, bankruptcy and prison as one of life’s blows that […] Read more…

Camp Amazion

No it is not a misspelling. This isn’t about a book website (or a one-stop selling emporium for those that like firm facts). This is about something altogether different. This is about one of the best holidays of my life.This is about being part of something totally special.This is about meeting lovely people at the […] Read more…

Crying: a survival guide

Is your baby’s weeping winding you up? Are your toddler’s tears testing your patience? What about your children’s screeching, hollering and whinging? Are you ready to up sticks and move to a deserted island (budge up Tom Hanks, the mammies are a coming). Then you are in dire need of the Complicated Gorgeousness guide to […] Read more…

Getting brainy (in a grainy way)

I am currently loving the weekly Small Steps Amazing Achievements link up from the splendid Ethan’s Escapes as it gives me chance to reflect and think about what amazing achievements have come from the Gabester this week. It has also inspired me to set up a facebook page and actually get sharing his achievements with my friends and […] Read more…

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