Archives for December 2015

Christmas Surprises

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With Christmas just a few short days away (Yeeey!!), we were incredibly lucky when the brilliant people of Orchard Toys sent us on their fab festive game “Christmas Surprises”. As you will know from following my Blog we are massive fans of Orchard Toys as they are one of the best toy makers of games for children of all abilities. So of course we were delighted to be sent on another fab game to play with.  [Read more…]

When Santa can’t help

1510946_10152551828518298_464121583_nI think the song goes “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” and it is, mostly.

I have always loved Christmas, loved Santa, loved the super cheesy but festive Christmas songs you hear in all the shops in November and December. It really can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can catch you off guard too in the most unexpected way. Just when you are busy rushing around like everyone else in the toy shops, in the Department stores, standing in the line of children queuing up to see the most famous man in the world who happens to wear a red suit, it will just hit you. [Read more…]

When dreams come true

Waiting for his voice

Sometimes when I look back to before I knew Conor had Special Needs I get a lump in my throat, my heart tightens a little and that almost hollow aching pain in my chest starts. I know it is heartbreak and a sort of “longing” that I feel, I don’t know how to explain it completely into words, but if you have ever felt lost or longing, wishful for a moment in your past to be your present again you will know that feeling all too well.  [Read more…]

Book Shelf

9780252080319I have been asked many times what books I have read that I have found most useful. Over the years I have read so many, that I can’t remember them all until I find myself reading a “new” book only to realize I had bought and read the same one many years ago lol!x

I am incredibly lucky as I have many lovely friends in the Special Needs Community who are always at hand to recommend brilliant books that are worth paying for and will be on your book shelf for years to come when you need them. I have decided to write this post for new parents of children diagnosed as having Autism or SPD in particular. As both my boys have Autism and SPD this post will focus on those topics for books but will also include some books that fall under the umbrella term “Special Needs”, so you may just find some good books for your own book shelf. [Read more…]

Learn about SPD

Our Sensory Systems

Our Sensory Systems

A Sensory World

It can be so overwhelming as a Parent when you learn that your child has Special Needs. I know when I was first told about Conor having Autism (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) I was blindsided. I had no idea what either of these words meant let alone what they would mean for my son and for his future.

Having recently found out that my youngest son Jack (2) has the same diagnosis as his older brother Conor (ASD, SPD, NV) I decided I wanted re-educate myself on all things ASD and SPD. In the beginning when you first find out about your child’s conditions if you are like me you will buy a wealth of books, you will look online, you look everywhere imaginable and speak to everyone you think may have the answers you seek. [Read more…]

The No Sleep Week

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You may have noticed I have been unusually quiet on here this past week. Well let me tell you why lol! Two super cute boys, one who is almost 6 and one who has just turned 2 decided to have a week of no sleep. [Read more…]