You’ve got this

There is a common theme doing the rounds on my social media pages these days of “We’ve got this” or “You’ve got this.” It picked up momentum in the third lockdown given that a lot of people were struggling. In one sense it’s comforting and gives a sense of we’re all in this together. ButContinue reading “You’ve got this”

A mountain or a molehill?

Yesterday morning Katie did not want to go to school. This is nothing unusual but I asked her if there was anything particular that was bothering her and she said one of the boys in her class had told the teacher she was bullying him. I asked if he had any reason to say that,Continue reading “A mountain or a molehill?”

School support (or not)

I’m eternally grateful to Amanda for suggesting we should go and get Katie assessed. I hate to think where we would be right now if it wasn’t for her. I can’t deny there are negatives to Katie’s diagnosis – I don’t think any parent would choose for their child to face difficulties in life ifContinue reading “School support (or not)”

Lockdown 1

The first lockdown last year brought on a whole range of emotions for me, most of which were focused on my immediate family situation rather than the bigger picture of an international health crisis. The thought of having all three children at home 24/7 with no playgroups, no extra curricular activities, and no family orContinue reading “Lockdown 1”

I’m sure it’s nothing, but….

This really isn’t intended to be a blog about autism or about me being an ‘autism mum’ – because I’m not autistic and I’m Katie’s mum not an autism mum. I also have a long way to go in learning more about autism and supporting Katie. This is literally just to document some of theContinue reading “I’m sure it’s nothing, but….”