sleep deprivation

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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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A Letter to My Family at this Super Difficult Time
Autism Parenting

A Letter to My Family at this Super Difficult Time

Dear Andy, Polly, Clara & Freddy, My family, it should go without saying that I love you all to the moon and back, but there’s no denying that we’re experiencing a really difficult phase.  I’ve ummed and ahhed over whether or not to press publish, and have decided that this needs to be said. Out […]

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Autism Parenting

An Open Letter to the Parents of Neuro Typical Children

Dear Parents, I see you, biting your tongue and trying not to roll your eyes at me. I know you think I’m precious and over the top the way I plan my family’s life to the last second. You don’t think I do myself any favours by saying no to seemingly ‘kind offers of help’. […]

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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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Autism Parenting

Sorry About the Noise

We live in a lovely house on a private estate, and I’m proud to be part of a proper little community. Just like in the olden days, we let our kids play out and at times it can feel as though the only socialising we do is with the people on our doorstep. This is […]

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