sleep deprivation

can you die of sleep deprivation
Autism Parenting

How We Helped our Autistic Daughter Sleep Through the Night After Years of Severe Sleep Deprivation

If your child does not sleep through the night, you are going to love this article! Until very recently I was lucky to get four or five broken hours shut eye… Anyone who follows this blog will already know that severe sleep deprivation has been a major part of mine and hubby’s lives the entire time […]

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Mental Health

On Mental Health and Dealing with Our Demons for the Sake of Our Kids

  I’ve wanted to write this so many times, but have always been afraid to, just in case it was taken the wrong way and there was a backlash. This fear of others misconstruing my words has led to censorship, which is ridiculous. I can’t call myself a pro-blogger and allow myself to be censored at the same […]

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Sleep Deprived Mama
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

The Things This Sleep Deprived Mama Does to Get Through Her Day

“How do you function?” This is the most common question I’m asked. When people learn that I’ve spent the last six years plus existing on a minuscule amount of sleep, they are shocked, because I always seem so energetic apparently (they should see me at 3am!) I used to love my sleep, and in my […]

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

It’s Official. She’s on the Spectrum. Now What?

There has been something going on with my eldest daughter Polly since she was a tiny baby. First it was reflux and eczema covering her face – related to reacting to dairy coming through my breast milk. Then came the multitude of food sensitivities which we discovered at two and a half. A few months […]

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