Super powers…

Last week I was fortunate enough to spend a week on holiday with my boys and enjoyed some proper family time. Away from the laptop, household chores and the general routine of life. Whilst on holiday I was really struck by the boundless amount of energy Bam has. I know he has always had lotsContinue reading “Super powers…”

Mind ‘crammed’ fulness

I’m dragging myself and my boys through the last few days of term. I think dragging is a good term because that’s what it feels like. I don’t want to get up to do another school run, they don’t want to get up either, everyone’s tired and everyone’s fed up! Nobody prepares parents for theContinue reading “Mind ‘crammed’ fulness”

Going away..

When Bam asked if he could go on the school residential the response in my head was ‘no way are you ever leaving Mum, ever’ What I actually said was ‘well, let’s look into it’ So that’s what we did. We spoke to the school about whether they would be happy to manage Bam’s epilepsy and ADHD whileContinue reading “Going away..”

What the headlines don’t say..

This week Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has hit the headlines. Articles raising the question if ADHD is real or whether it is indeed just immaturity have popped up all over the world. The question has been raised as a result of some research that has been conducted in Taiwan. Sadly this news story isn’tContinue reading “What the headlines don’t say..”

ADHD – the bright side

We often hear of the challenges of raising a child with ADHD but what are the positives? Here’s my top 5… Boundless amounts of energy. Energy for running, energy for exploring outdoors and energy for helping Mum (well, he may have the energy for helping Mum but it may not always materialise!) Bam does runContinue reading “ADHD – the bright side”

Santa, we’re ready for you!

The festivities are well and truly upon us! I can safely say that our house is full to bursting with excitement. In fact it’s so exciting it’s almost a little bit uncontrollable! As the environment changes around us from grey skies and leaves falling off trees to one filled with Christmas trees, flashing lights andContinue reading “Santa, we’re ready for you!”

Coffee anyone?

I’m sitting looking at a cup of coffee, a coffee that I have bought but didn’t want – I’m not a cappuccino lover. Somebody had other ideas, somebody decided to press the coffee dispensing buttons resulting in me doing some kind of ninja move to quickly grab a cup to catch the hot liquid thatContinue reading “Coffee anyone?”

Exciting times!

When you are eight years old… Life is exciting…. Life is fun…. Life is full of boundless opportunities…. That’s the way it should be, that’s what childhood is all about. I remember coming to the realisation in my teens that the world may not be as kind as I had originally thought. As your general awarenessContinue reading “Exciting times!”

The summer hols have landed…………..!!

The summer holidays have officially landed in our house….I love having my boys at home, sharing precious moments that will become fond memories when they (and indeed I) are older. However, when Bam is home, it means 24/7 entertainment. OK, so I’m exaggerating, he does sleep, but only for about 7 of those hours….How doContinue reading “The summer hols have landed…………..!!”