Autistic – Not Naughty

As many of you who follow my blog will know by now, I have 3 children under 6, the middle one who is autistic. After his diagnosis 4 years ago it become evident to me that autism is an area along with many “invisible disabilities” that need more awareness and people to understand the effectsContinue reading “Autistic – Not Naughty”

Lockdown with Additional Needs Children

The build up to any half term or school holiday is, for a lot of autistic children, well prepared for. Perhaps a week or so of social stories, new timetables, discussions with your child etc. will begin on the lead up to the break up of term. Even then half terms bring such a changeContinue reading “Lockdown with Additional Needs Children”

AD – Blume Baby Pops and Blume Dolls

An exciting treat arrived for the children today in the form of our package from Blume Dolls. The dolls are brand new to the UK and the children were so happy to be playing with them today. The packaging was bright and vibrant full of exciting ideas on the front of what may lay insideContinue reading “AD – Blume Baby Pops and Blume Dolls”

Safer Internet Day – Social Media

This year on Tuesday 11th February we have National Safer Internet Day. A day in which the aim is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and correctly. As a parent the Internet and social media in particular scares me. Therefore days like Safer Internet Day are indeed very much neededContinue reading “Safer Internet Day – Social Media”

Blippi UK Toy Launch – Review

The world is fast changing and the average children’s TV programme and channels such as CBeebies, although still popular, have some competition. Birthdays and Christmases have been hard to cater for when my youngest’s favourite thing to watch became You Tube star Blippi’s channel. With his catchy songs and colourful educational videos he quickly becameContinue reading “Blippi UK Toy Launch – Review”

Toy Review – Magic Box – Moji Pops

Christmas had came early in our house with the arrival of the Moji Pops from Magic Box. The wonderfully fun collectables are the perfect stocking fillers this year with their blind bags with over 90 Moji Pops to collect. The Moji Pops are everyday objects such as shampoo and other household objects transferred into superherosContinue reading “Toy Review – Magic Box – Moji Pops”

Christmas Decorating with Children

One of the first conversations my husband and I discuss when moving into a new home is… Where will the Christmas tree go? However now with three children in tow discussions around Christmas decor are more along the lines of “how will we save the tree this year?” Posing a series of questions over atContinue reading “Christmas Decorating with Children”

Lying to my Husband and Acqua Alta – Venice

The Lies It started in January, the secrets and the planning. I began to search the Internet extensively, reading forums and finding the best possible outcome. I squirelled money away for months in my son’s shoe box under the bed and made countless secret phone calls making arrangements. As the date to leave came closerContinue reading “Lying to my Husband and Acqua Alta – Venice”