THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance ‪When you enter the world of Motherhood there are so many things people don’t tell you that you simply need to learn. You’re also never told that if things don’t go as planned, you might experience Grief.  ‬After Olivia was born, I drifted through the… View Post

I wholeheartedly love my children, Olivia and Sofiya are my entire world. It goes without saying I wish things could be slightly different, I wish they could have a “normal” sibling relationship. It’s so easy to compare my girls and our lives with others, looking at the outward appearance, behaviours and the developmental skills (or… View Post

I couldn’t help but notice that a well-known blogger Harriet from Toby & roo was the talk of the blogosphere and as somebody who’s followed her blog I was intrigued. Her blog post DNA ENGINEERING TO PREVENT DISABILITIES:: WHY I THINK WE SHOULD PLAY GOD has caused quite a shit storm. As a mother of… View Post

There has been a lot in the news these past few months which reminded me of our daughter, Olivia who 5 years ago was born dangerously premature at 28 weeks. The news along with family conversation has reminded me how extremely thankful we were, and are for the NHS doctors & nurses who fought to… View Post

Recently Olivia came home from nursery with a DVD it showed her having a therapy session & children in her group playing with her, it just reminded me how much I love her nursery. Having somewhere so close to our house that caters for Olivia's needs is beyond amazing. It's the kind of place that… View Post

Behind the blog One late afternoon in November of 2016, I purchased some web hosting space, installed the default template in WordPress, opened up the domain name registrar page….and waited for inspiration to strike. I honestly couldn’t think of a bloody name! I scoured the internet for inspiration….Nothing! After a couple of months using a not… View Post

Thank you Maternal Mental Health Awareness week *possible trigger warning This year was the UK’s first Maternal Mental health awareness week, between 1-7 May Perinatal mental health partnership held themed based days for everybody to get involved & raise awareness. Charities and organisations ran events to celebrate & support mums & their families. While post-natal… View Post

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

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