Month: October 2015

Autism Parenting

Introducing Polly Tries

Introducing Polly Tries! My 6yo daughter Polly has been practising her typing skills, and would like to share with you her favourite things.  1. I like getting my dojo’s* and getting my prizes like an Frozen bag that lits up the same colour  as your clouth’s. 2. My favourite colour’s are pink red and purple. 3. My […]

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an open letter to the mum of a high functioning autistic child
Autism Parenting

An Open Letter to the Mum of a Highly Functioning Autistic Child

Dear Autism Mama, You have become so well versed in putting on a brave face, and are so convincing when telling people you are fine, that most do not realise how broken you are. I do though. I see your anxious looking face behind your big black sunglasses, worn in all weather to disguise the […]

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telling your child they are autistic
Autism Parenting

Finding the Right Time to Tell your Child they are Autistic

I’m not usually one for getting on social media and ranting, I learnt a long time ago that it won’t solve my problems, or even make me feel better overall. I wrote this on my personal Facebook page last week though, couldn’t help myself. “Fuck you ‪autism I will not let you beat me. Instead I shall […]

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Unsugar Coated Motherhood

For My Lovely Friend Embarking on Her Third Baby

Dearest B, With the world between us, and a time difference that makes even Skyping nyon impossible, I thought I’d write you this little note. Otherwise we both know that my baby-adled brain will completely forget all that I want to say. First and foremost hugest congratulations! Although a third baby was inevitable for you […]

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Writing

I’m Getting Behind The Seriously Awkward Campaign. Are you?

The catalyst for me leaving home when I was just 15 was an argument with my step-father, and a punch in the face that nearly broke my nose. I came back to London with just £50 in my pocket, and slept between the cot and bunk beds on my cousins floor in my aunt’s tiny […]

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