The No Sleep Week

Image Source -Fb/Crazylittlepeople

Image Source -Fb/Crazylittlepeople

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…]

Little Boy Lost

The photo that breaks my heart.xxxx
The photo that breaks my heart.xxxx

My Little Boy Lost

When I see Conor, I only see him, not Autism, not SPD, not anything else, just him. I see his lovely eyes, his sweet smile, I hear his gentle laugh, I feel the softness in his skin when he touches my face. I see him when he flaps his hands, I see him when he twirls around, I hear him when he screeches when he is happy, I hold him tight when he is glad, hug him a little tighter when he is sad.x I listen every hour of every day for his voice to find it’s way back to me. I love him now and forever more, come what may I will love him long after my dying day.xx

I hope when the day comes that I am gone from this world, my lovely Conor has grown up to be the handsome, kind young man I know he is meant to be. I hope by then his voice has found it’s way back, that he can tell all the world how he feels. I hope he will remember how much I have loved him and will always love him. I hope he will always remember the good times, the fun times we have had and above all I hope he will forget the sad. [Read more…]

Clothing and the Weather

Autism Clothes Printable

For this week’s Friday Freebie I have created two sets of free downloads to cover the themes of Weather and Clothing.  Many children whether they have Special Needs or not can be quiet confused as to what is the most suitable clothing to wear depending on the weather outside.  [Read more…]

You will forget me

Special Needs Bonds

Conor and his best friend Hailey

I don’t always have the answer when I should, maybe it is because I am still learning, and always will be as my beautiful little people grow up. There is no “handbook” that tells you the right or the wrong answer to give when the difficult questions come. The questions tumble so easily out of Hailey’s mouth from time to time that I know I should be prepared for them each time, but every time I am caught off guard. I search in the darkness of my mind for the “right” answers, the least painful response to her “wonderings” about Conor and now about Jack. [Read more…]

YOUR TRIBE

l48Eloe0RGm3l0OQfHNd_13112213395_dbe69fe6de_oLove it or hate  it Social Media has a lot to answer for. For the great many Parents of children with Special Needs; Social Media has brought to the fore the light that really was at the end of a very long tunnel.

I remember years ago when Conor was born, I searched and searched on line. I tried to find one other person who was in the same position as me. I had a gorgeous little baby boy, who couldn’t sleep, eat, speak, sit, stand, walk or crawl. He couldn’t communicate, he had extreme anxiety, hated going outside the house, feared meeting anyone new, detested almost all foods. I Loved him so much but I was so lost.

I didn’t know it straight away but Conor was born with Special Needs. A few years after he was diagnosed, I finally found my TRIBE- the people who were the same as me; parents who walked this road many years before me, parents who walked it alongside me and parents who were coming up behind me. [Read more…]

A special Christmas List

When a look can say it all.x

When a look can say it all.x

Last Year was the first time I could tell Conor really understood what Christmas was all about. I will never forget his face on Christmas morning. He was so happy and I was thrilled for him.xx [Read more…]

Knockrooskey

Knockrooskey NS. Image - Coylekennedy.com

Knockrooskey NS. Westport, Co. Mayo
Image – Coylekennedy.com

Knockrooskey National School

I know a great many Parents who struggle every single day to ensure their children have access to the education they deserve no matter their ability. I read about their struggles every day, I hear about their struggles often as many of my own friends who have children with Special Needs have to go to unspeakable lengths to have their children’s voices heard and rights acknowledged.

I remember a time before Conor had started school. We had no idea what was the best thing to do for him. At that point in his life he was afraid to leave the house, would get physically sick if he had to go anywhere new, would have anxiety attacks going into new places so we always kept him in a Special Needs Pushchair so he felt there was a “barrier” between his personal space and where he would be  physically at that time. I just remember being extremely anxious and worried as we tried to decide on his behalf where would be best for him to go to school. [Read more…]

Brownies

Brownies [Read more…]

Magic Maleficient

Hailey as Maleficient

Hailey as Maleficient

Halloween has been and gone, we all had sickly tummies after too much sweets and goodies to prove it! It was really nice this year as Baby Jack is older so could take part more so than he could last year. We started off the day early visiting both Granny’s house to Trick or Treat as Halloween is not Conor’s favorite time of year and he can get so wound up with all the noises and lights. So we went early in the day so he could enjoy it more.

Hailey of course had asked many weeks ago if I could make her a Magic Maleficient Costume! I can use a sewing machine but I am far from “professional” lol! So I knew it was going to be either a hit or miss situation. So on the wing of a prayer I got to sewing a black spooky type dress with a hood and also a cloak that left room for wings! The one mistake I made was not making the hood larger as the Character Maleficient has her full head covered in Black.  [Read more…]

It could be You

Autism Awareness

Raising Awareness

I started The Little Puddins Blog just a short time ago and I could never have imagined all that was about to happen from that first night I started to write online. By creating the Blog I hoped to help raise “Awareness” on behalf of my two sons, my daughter, my self and my husband as parents, on behalf of all Families who may struggle for whatever reason on their own Special Needs Journey.

My Blog’s tagline is “Living a life unexpected” because that is what a Special Needs Journey is; a complete bombshell out of the blue that can make you or break you. I hoped that by writing the real, honest, hard stories that it would get people talking openly about Autism, about SPD, about the reality for many of what living with Special Needs really means. [Read more…]