How do you know?

I have been worrying a lot about The Kids recently.... am I doing the right thing with the home education?  Am I providing a suitable education? Are they getting out and about enough?  Am I becoming a Permissive Parent? Am I leading them down the wrong path? How am I supposed to know? A few months ago [...]

I definitely do not have the answers!

Children assume parents have all the answers and know what we're doing when in truth we're stumbling along in the dark winging it.  We have no idea!  Having a baby exit your body or your spouse's does not prepare you for the psychological minefield that is to come. There is so much preparation for labour [...]


I used to be one of these 'trust the system' people believing that all the people entrusted to provide things like care, support and education had the experience, knowledge and desire to do the right thing.  As I came to need the system I realised that it is all a façade- there is no 'one [...]

I had to share!

Homeschooling with Chronic Illnesses   Ideas and experiences to help cope with chronic illnesses while homeschooling. via Homeschooling with Chronic Illnesses — Homeschooling2e

The right call?

After a busy couple of days I desperately needed to rest today. I understand this, B understands this and The Kids understand this. Here's the thing, understanding is not the same as accepting. You need to bear with me for this post. My little Princess likes to get what she wants (who doesn't?!) and she wanted to [...]

Changing perspectives

The Kids are quite mature for their age so I sometimes forget how young they are (7 & 9) until they remind me - loudly. Having a parent with a chronic illness is scary for a child.  To be honest it is scary for adults so we can only imagine how amplified a child's fear [...]

Journalists needed

"Journalism is the work and distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas, and people that are the "news of the day" and that informs society to at least some degree. The word applies to the occupation (professional or not), the methods of gathering information, and the organising literary styles" Have you seen the television [...]

The Aftermath

Things are certainly changing and we can only guess at what the future holds but we are still moving forward; we still have to pay our rent/mortgage and the utility companies are still going to send bills for us to pay. What a depressing thought, right?  Everyone who voted for Brexit thought that it would make things better and [...]

* not for disabled parents

I just read an article about how being organised is good for us and why  it is important to teach our kids how to organise their lives.  The article went on to give some very handy tips on things parents can do to help their kids learn to be organised.  And it was irrelevant to disabled [...]

How do you know?

How do you know what the right thing to do is? M has eczema and allergies and he really, really hates using his medicine. When he was younger it was simply routine to apply them twice daily but he's nine years old now and since he was seven he has been resisting- a lot. He's [...]