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”
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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!”
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”
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”
I run for the freedom, I run for the fresh air in my lungs, I run to think, I run to be on my own and I run to chat to other runners! Being a parent certainly isn’t an easy task, there’s no rule book and you find yourself dealing with situations you never thoughtContinue reading “Run free…”