You didn’t glance back?

Dearest Bam, I know you didn’t glance back today after I kissed you goodbye. Why would you? You were full to the brim with excitement for your residential trip with the school. Chatting to your mates about Pokémon cards and which activities you were going to do. I heard you say ‘I’m going to do everything!’Continue reading “You didn’t glance back?”

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Family on tour

It’s the Easter holidays, time for a mini break with the darling children. The sun is shining, we pack up the car and head down to the lovely county of Devon. Kids have electronic devices to entertain them on our journey. All goes pretty smoothly, apart from the frequent occurrence of bottom odour from oneContinue reading “Family on tour”

TV documentary on ADHD

As soon as I found out that there was going to be a documentary on ADHD with Rory Bremner, I couldn’t wait to see it. I’m always keen to learn more about the condition, hoping to hear a nugget of information that may help my Bam. I’m pleased to say the documentary most definitely didn’tContinue reading “TV documentary on ADHD”

Bam’s got talent!

Bam bounces out of school full of enthusiasm and excitement (yes, even more than usual!). The reason for his enthusiasm? He’s going to enter the school talent contest. ‘I need you to print off some jokes from the internet, I’m going to perform a comedy act’ Eek, it’s really hard to make people laugh, aContinue reading “Bam’s got talent!”

Mother’s bond with her children

I don’t think there’s anything stonger than the bond between a mother and her children. I know my boys inside out. I know what they like to do, what they like to eat and what makes them happy and sad (well most of the time anyway!) I know it won’t always be this way andContinue reading “Mother’s bond with her children”

‘Don’t worry you’re not last!’

A few years ago I ran my first ever half marathon.  I ran with a friend for a charity and I have to say it really was one of the toughest 2.5 hours of my life. Ok, ok, so maybe not as tough as childbirth, particularly boy number one, but even so it was a toughContinue reading “‘Don’t worry you’re not last!’”

When your child is diagnosed with epilepsy.

At the point of diagnosis Bam was having about 10 seizures a day. He would suddenly lose consciousness and fall to the floor. We would then have that agonising few second wait (which felt like much longer) for Bam to come back to us. It’s really scary seeing your child unconscious, not knowing how longContinue reading “When your child is diagnosed with epilepsy.”

Juggling act

I’m no circus performer but any parent will be an expert at juggling. Raising kids, running a house, working, a social life and ‘me’ time. Oh and then there’s the washing, this is actually a part time job in itself – where on earth does it all come from?! Unfortunately planning a social life andContinue reading “Juggling act”

New year’s resolutions!

Happy new year… I’m sure I’m not the only one that is feeling tired today.  After a night of partying with friends and the kids it’s feels like it’s the longest day EVER. A fab night was had by all but I’m now sitting here wishing the kids bedtime to hurry up so I canContinue reading “New year’s resolutions!”

Christmas: from a Mum’s perspective

At the end of November my family gave to me…a few days of internet searching for Black Friday deals for thee! At the beginning of December my family gave to me….A few evenings of card writing glee! On the 2nd week of December my family gave to me…A minor panic as I realised the ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas: from a Mum’s perspective”