Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the first hurdle!

I’ve been patiently waiting but it’s always in the back of my mind. Will the local authority grant my request for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for my son? Many people told me it would be a waste of time applying for an EHCP because he’s bright and meeting all age-related expectations academically.Continue reading “Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the first hurdle!”

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Receiving a high functioning autism diagnosis

I walked into the doctor’s surgery feeling a bit nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, I just knew we would be there for two hours and that they were going to do two types of assessment. I didn’t know what the assessments would involve, I hadn’t prepared myself for the emotional impact either –Continue reading “Receiving a high functioning autism diagnosis”

Bam is 10!

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!”

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.”

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!”

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…”