Life in the fast lane…

I’ve been reflecting recently on the family life that Mops, my youngest boy, is part of. Life is very chaotic, loud and active. For him life has always been like that so I wonder if he actually realises his life might be ever so slightly different to his friends in the classroom? He knows all aboutContinue reading “Life in the fast lane…”

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Christmas comes early!

Christmas causes excitement in every house. In our house, it means Bam’s ADHD is heightened. He has even more energy and is extra, extra bouncy! So I know I need to be prepared. Do I really need to prepare for it in October though? Sadly, it would appear that I do! Following a family strollContinue reading “Christmas comes early!”

Change of heart

Recently Bam made a big decision…he decided to tell his class about his epilepsy. Previously he was adamant that he didn’t want his friends to know, he didn’t want people to think he was different. (see earlier blog post) So why the change of heart? I think it was down to our attendance at the YoungContinue reading “Change of heart”

A night on a tiny island!

I’m not really a camper. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love being outdoors but I like to go home to my bed in the evening. I have only been camping once as a girl guide. This experience ended with me waking up in the morning to find myself outside the tent in the middleContinue reading “A night on a tiny island!”

What nobody tells you about going on holiday with kids!

Your house will look like widow twankies washing parlour prior to departure! It really is a military operation packing for the family holiday! Romantic quiet dinners are a thing of the past (well for now, note to self, must return to these at a later stage in life) Movies/games on electronic devices as well asContinue reading “What nobody tells you about going on holiday with kids!”

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..”

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”