Warning to pregnant Mummas – contains detail of a difficult birth Wow, how does a decade go so fast….Bam is 10 today and I’m looking back wondering how we arrived at today so quickly! This morning he said to me ‘ Mum, you can have a glass of wine tonight. I’m impressed you have keptContinue reading “Bam is 10!”
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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?”
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!”
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.”
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…”
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”
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…”