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Random ramblings, thoughts and info from a mum of autistic and neuro-typical kids
Random ramblings, thoughts and info from a mum of autistic and neuro-typical kids

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Medal craft activity for the World @ParaAthletics Championship
Helping kids understand or engage with sports events can sometimes be a challenge whether they have autism or not.  As the World Para Athletics Championships are in full swing, why not engage them with a fun medals activity.  This craft activity we did at M...

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SEND & SpectrumSunday #52
Welcome back for Spectrum and SEND Sunday #52!  Summer is upon us and we are struggling a bit with the heat in our home.  I'm just about to write a post about how annoying it is that we can't have the windows open in this heat because David is an escape art...

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Our favourite online educational resources for the holidays - @clevertykes and more
Anthony really struggles with homework.  David is only interested in what he is interested in when he's interested in it and Jane is interested in learning about everything! Over the last school year we've found being able to access ideas for homework or ab...

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What SEND families find most difficult about the holidays
In some ways, this is maybe one of the saddest posts I've written.  Generally I wouldn't put myself into the 'sad' or 'angry' blogger categories.  I definitely share how I feel and how I think my boys and family feel about things that happen. But I'm not ...

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Sleeping in a sauna - and some solutions for hot nights
Ahhh.. the British and our heatwaves.  We do love to complain about a lack of summer and then melt and moan when the temperature rises above 30 degrees.  Mostly I hear moaning about the nights. Windows have been opened and fans have been on in an effort to ...

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SEND & SpectrumSunday #52
Welcome back for Spectrum and SEND Sunday #52!  Summer is upon us and we are struggling a bit with the heat in our home.  I'm just about to write a post about how annoying it is that we can't have the windows open in this heat because David is an escape art...

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Saved by a pack of M&S Dark Chocolate Lemon & Lime Jaffa Cakes
One of my girl friends loves the M&S Dark Chocolate Lemon & Lime Jaffa Cakes.  They are her go-to treat - worth their weight in gold. And though I'm not so sure that financially makes sense, she bought a pack over to my house the other day when she and her ...

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Why we may always be part of the latest craze and @dowtkids FidgetSpinners giveaway
David loves to spin.  He spins toys, wheels, lights and particularly enjoys whole body spinning himself akin to a figure skater.  He'll spin when he's excited and sometimes spin his fingers near his eyes too.   He spins at home, at the playground, on days o...

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WonderfulWednesday: Father's Day at Sea via @bobscartoons
This month's wonderful Wednesday share was a link emailed to me by my husband.  It's a fantastic animated memoir by The Telegraph cartoonist, Bob , of his family’s first holiday which happened to fall on Father's Day this year.   Bob's daughter, Poppy is a ...

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Whose birthday is it today?
"Whose birthday is it today?" That was the first question I was asked by Anthony this morning.  As I racked my brain and wondered if I'd forgotten something.  Then he said, "You'll never guess."  Usually Anthony is right about this kind of thing. "Ummm.. ca...
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