Month: January 2017

children do not grow out of their autism
Autism Parenting

High Functioning Autistic Children Do Not ‘Grow Out’ of their Autism 

“I’m sure she’ll grow out of it.” These words. Again.  This time they came from a mum at the school gates asking how Polly is getting on. Her daughter was in Polly’s class, and I’m sure that she meant well. I also know that it’s not her fault that she’s uneducated on the whys and […]

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Writing

An Open Letter to Parents Considering Home Education 

Dear parents, Firstly I hope that your journey to this point hasn’t been too traumatic. I’ve heard so many horror stories, and my heart breaks for all involved. Only you will know if this is the right move to make, but I’m sure many have given you their opinions on the matter. ‘You’re bonkers for […]

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Autism Parenting

The GAPS Diet & Autism: Why My Autistic Daughter and I are on GAPS

In Spring 2014, shortly after my third child was born, I read a book which changed my life. Gut and Psychology Syndrome, written by doctor and mother Natasha Campbell McBride, details how central our gut bacteria is to our overall health, and outlines a gut healing diet. For more information on gut health check out […]

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Redefining Healthy and Five Easy Wins for a Happier Healthier You
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Redefining Healthy and Five Easy Wins for a Happier Healthier You

There is much said at the moment about the echo chambers we live in, and how they’re making us too insular. It’s a bit of a contradiction though, because we’re also told that in order to live a happy life we must surround ourselves with like-minded people. Ones who share our values and contribute to […]

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footprints on the heart
Mental Health

Footprints on the Heart, Open Wounds and Letting Go

Like many others, I have met thousands of people so far. First came blood relatives and the ones I met through going to eight schools when I was growing up. Next were the numerous work colleagues in the dozens of jobs I’ve had over the years. Then came the houses I’ve lived in, the parties […]

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