This September, a soon to be five-year-old Olivia will leave The Early Intervention programme. The natural next step for most families, with a child with significant physical disabilities, is to then begin transitioning their child from a home-based therapy programme to a special needs school. Luckily we have chosen a school (which we’ve just received… View Post

New Year’s resolutions – rarely have they actually been seen through but I love thinking about them mid-year. I never promise myself come January as I think it adds too much pressure. However a few months later I Take some time to reflect on the past, the good, the bad and the ugly. Positively plan… View Post

Podcasts are my new found love. Whether I am cleaning, waiting around at the hospital or during the girl’s nap time. I have probably listened to over 20 or so that I absolutely love, this post has taken me a while to write as I’ve struggled to narrow it down. I decided to split them… View Post

Dear Depression, You have been apart of my life for longer than I care to acknowledge. You are my worst enemy pretending to be my best friend. I feel like things are not true especially with the people I love. You tell me I am not good enough, I am not lovable, i will never… View Post

I hope you’re all having a lovely easter weekend at home or if you’re part of the lucky few away. Either way, I hope you’re enjoying yourselves. A few weeks ago I decided to do Self-care Sunday staying with that theme of incorporating more topics into my blog I decided to branch out more. Where… View Post

My Daughter is turning 5 this year. Every day I look at her and I’m completely amazed by how far she has come. Our Mother/daughter relationship is unconventional yet she teaches me as much as I am teaching her. Say what you want and do not be afraid to say no Olivia may be non-verbal… View Post

Dear somebody, There’s a quote I come across recently “People will forget about what you said, they will forget about what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel”. That day all I thought about was walking into busy traffic. You hurt me more than I ever thought was capable. The… View Post

26.03.17 Epilepsy awareness Month & I’ve finally decided to write Olivia’s journey with Epilepsy. It’s ok , you’re going to be ok , mummy’s here it’s ok sssh don’t cry baby everythings going to be ok I would repeat this numerous times a day as another violent seizure took hold, causing Olivia’s body to stiffen… View Post

At some stage in our lives, many of us take on the additional role as “caregiver” Perhaps it’s to look after a chronically sick child or help an ageing family member. The term Caregiver burnout, caregiver stress or burden call it what you will, it’s overwhelming and if left unchecked the stress can certainly take… View Post

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me, sleep regression is something I’m more than familiar with 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, EVERY BLOODY MONTH. Now we’re at 18 months and that all too familiar waking, sometimes screaming bloody murder after peacefully being asleep is back with a Vengeance! Damn you sleep regression.  What the… View Post