Author Archives: newm

No surprise…

This weekend the rage erupted. It spewed it’s hurt all over the family. It has been coming since the start of September and I have already made moves to start coping with it. The worst possible thing for me, is … Continue reading

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It’s a new chapter – adoption thoughts

At some point yesterday, after a variety of conversations over the course of the week (both IRL and on twitter) it struck me how many people still see adoption as a cure all. It’s not. And that (I think) is … Continue reading

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A little bit of magic…

This week we had a little bit of magic. A chance to relax. A chance to speak to other families living in similar circumstances. A chance to be. We were lucky enough to spend this week at La Rosa Campsite, … Continue reading

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Playdate for Jelly

As always when things get tougher than usual, I forget to blog. The tougher than normal in this case was due partially to work and partially with the boys. But we made it to the school holidays and we have … Continue reading

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Now you are 5…

Happy 5th birthday little man… well happy birthday for tomorrow anyway! You are definitely a morning person – far more than anyone else in this house. You wake up (we now consider 6 am as a good start to the … Continue reading

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A plea for understanding – from the mum of ‘that’ child…

I have two boys, they are very different; in many, many ways. The one who causes me most problems behaviourally at home, and I mean serious issues, is generally compliment at school. My other one, is just the same, no … Continue reading

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School issues – again

This year has mostly been about Boyo and the big achievements he is making and the paperwork we are making. FASD diagnosis. EHCP. Sensory work. We haven’t forgotten Jelly; but around Christmas, I threw my hands up in disgust at … Continue reading

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