Year: 2016

desperately seeking authenticity
Mental Health

Desperately Seeking Authenticity

I’ve been blogging here for three and a half years now. From my very first post, my biggest aim has been authenticity. You will never be able to pigeon hole my blog, because I write about such a diverse amount of things. Real things: real life, lived by real people. No Insta-perfection around here. I […]

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boost happiness
Mental Health

10 Sure Fire Ways to Boost Your Long Term Happiness

I’ve come to the conclusion that happiness has many variable parts, and the pursuit of it can leave us exhausted. During the course of my colourful, roller coaster of a life, I’ve learnt a few golden rules, which I’d like to share with you today. Cards on the table: none of these will bring you the […]

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Autism Parenting

Random Musings of an Autism Parent

Stress, so much stress. Every day, in the face of it, you try your best. But what if it’s not enough? You fret, you worry, you toss and turn at night. The cortisol pumps in your head, making it feel like it’s going to explode. You try not to yell, you don’t want to yell, but […]

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Mental Health

Kids are Resilient and Other Lies Parents Tell Themselves

As my 4yo daughter, dressed as an angel for her school nativity, sobbed in my arms in front of the whole hall yesterday afternoon, I cried with her. I wasn’t expecting it. Which made it even more upsetting.  My husband had gone to the other performance on Tuesday, and came home proud as punch. He’d recorded […]

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Autism Parenting

Autism Parents: Are You Making Time to Make You Happy?

Well hello there autism parents, Yes you. Wonderful, superhero YOU! If you’re anything like me, you might have lost yourself while you’ve been fighting the good fight. So grab a drink and have a read. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this article and it’ll provide some food for thought. Something I’ve noticed lately is the happiest parents […]

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