Monthly Archives: December 2011

Top 20 posts for 2011

It’s that time of the year where people reflect on the past year, where accolades and titles are given out and the media looks back at the defining moments of 2011.  In keeping with this New Year spirit, this post … Continue reading

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Going crazy

If my son’s obsession with the xbox wasn’t bad enough, now my aspergers daughter has discovered this song! She plays it over and over and over again, usually as background music to something else she is doing.  She finds the … Continue reading

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The Radio Times – a family tradition

The Radio Times has become as much a part of my Christmas as decorating the tree, swapping presents and pulling Christmas crackers. It all started when I was a young girl when I would find a copy of the magazine lying around … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

  As we approach Christmas and the end of 2011 I would like to dedicate this post to my readers and wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.  I would particularly like to say a thankyou … Continue reading

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Our gingerbread house

To try and distract my aspergers daughter from the excitement of Christmas I decided to make a gingerbread house with her.  Usually we buy those Scandinavian kits with quite pleasing results but this year I felt up for a challenge. So, … Continue reading

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Action at last

If you’re a regular follower of my blog or you follow me on twitter, then you will probably be familiar with my continuing struggle to get my autistic son back into school. In the past few weeks I have spent … Continue reading

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Should we have free universal childcare?

According to a recent report a thinktank has urged the government to prioritise the provision of free childcare (25 hours a week) for all preschool children to enable mothers to return to work.  They argue that free childcare would raise millions … Continue reading

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Banishing the Christmas blues

The Christmas cake is done,  the mince pies have been made (and eaten), cards have been posted and presents have been hidden around the house.  And now the lounge has been transformed into a vision of cosiness.  The tree is decorated and the fireplace … Continue reading

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Guest post – IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice)

Do you have a child with a disability and/or special educational needs?  Do you need free, independent and legally-based advice and support about your child’s education?  If so then I am pleased to introduce to you a guest post from IPSEA … Continue reading

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When it all began

Another great prompt from Britmums is on the theme of beginnings.  For this prompt,  bloggers are encouraged to share one of the following moments … learning you were pregnant for the first, second or eighth time; how you told your partner … Continue reading

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