Tag Archives: happy

Special Needs Diary #6 – Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Dear Diary, As the weeks go by and especially now it’s the school holidays, I feel like I am learning more about P1. I read a lot of things now because I’m trying to fill my brain with the information that will be key to helping her. Something that has become evident to me is that I’m nearly certain that …

Read More »

LeapFrog Leaping Letters! Review

I have recently been looking to switch up the types of toys that I have for the girls. I feel like they have a lot of bits and bobs but nothing really that entertaining now that they are older. I was thrilled to receive the LeapFrog Leaping Letters game to review as part of our LeapFrog Ambassador role. Inside the …

Read More »

How to Prevent Brain Drain Over the Summer Holidays

The kids have been working hard all year, and it’s finally time for the summer holidays. But, six weeks out of the classroom is undoubtedly going to have an impact on their organisational skills and ability to learn and remember things. So, while it’s important that children get time to rest and recuperate over the summer, it might be worthwhile …

Read More »

Say Goodbye To Gardening Aches & Pains

I have so many different plans for when we have our own garden. I want the girls to have a little bug hotel, I want a sandpit and I want to have my own little vegetable garden and pretty daffodils. I honestly think that I have the green fingers bug before I’ve even got my own place to put those …

Read More »

Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Three

In the morning of our third day the farmer at Kempshill Farm popped by to see if we wanted to watch the cows be fed. Of course the kids were really excited so we headed round the barns. He was really informative about the cows meat and explained how he operates and what types of meat we should actually be …

Read More »

Special Needs Diary #5 – Going To The Supermarket

Dear Diary, It’s very rare that P1 comes to a supermarket because we tend to do our food shopping during the week when she is at school. Now that it’s the school holidays I am seeing a new wall that P1 has to knock down or hide behind. I watched a short little clip on Facebook about disabilities not always …

Read More »

A Visit To Howletts Wild Animal Park

Two weeks ago we celebrated a big birthday for my MiL. Seeing as hubby’s grandparents were down ready for the big family holiday, it was decided that we were all going to go to Howletts Wild Animal Park.  Funny enough it was one of the places of my list of to dos since we’ve moved to Kent. The girls were …

Read More »

Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Two

Despite having a long first day on the Isle Of Wight P2 still woke in the night. I hoped that the black out blind and being at the other end of the barn would help her sleep. It did a little bit on our first night as she only woke at 5 am which was much better than usual. However, …

Read More »

Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day One

Last week we spent a full seven days on the Isle of Wight with nearly all of my MiLs side (nearly 20 of us) celebrating my MiLs big birthday. I will be posting several posts about our holiday over the next few days or maybe weeks as we have been getting up to so many things in the past week …

Read More »

Managing the Family Finances: How to Succeed

A recent study from Shelter has shown that one in three families are only a month’s pay away from losing their homes. It’s a worrying result, and is enough to make all of us question whether or not our family’s finances are in good order right now. Here’s some advice for improving your family’s chance of success: Understand your income …

Read More »

Tips For Taking Children Swimming

I vaguely remember the days of swimming with just one daughter. I managed to make it a faffing ordeal if I’m completely honest. It would take me forever to get the both of us either into our costumes or out of them and back into our clothes. Skip on a few more years and two more children and I think …

Read More »

Special Needs Diary #4 – A Play Date

Dear Diary, I’ve noticed that P1 doesn’t really get invited on many play dates and I wonder if that’s because she has started to struggle with forming friendships as she gets older. When she does get invited I worry about her behaviour. Whether she’s going to cope. Will the autistic side of her show through and the parent won’t understand …

Read More »

LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Mat Review

As the girls have aged we seem to have less toys that make a noise. I can’t say I’ve missed them if I’m honest, all the repetitive songs and phrases. However, we were recently sent the LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Mat and you’ve guess it, it’s musical! I have to admit, there was a few arguments at first because …

Read More »

Nutella Cupcakes Recipe

I never used to like Nutella, I was always a proper chocolate spread kind of girl. Specifically a nice Cadbury one if I was to be picky. But Hubby stopped buying it and went for the Nutella and now we buy it in the kilo… Literally thanks to the new family sized jar. I really enjoy baking and so does …

Read More »

Special Needs Diary #3 – A Soft Play Party

Dear Diary, We went to a softplay party. P1 was invited and we are making more of an effort to get to all of the parties she’s invited to. Even rescheduling sleepovers with their grandparents so that P1 is able to attend. This particular party my MiL was able to take the girls and I there which I am eternally …

Read More »