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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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Autumn to Winter motor skills craft - making Pine Cone Snowy Owl Family
Learn about the seasons, autumnal materials and animals by making our Pine Cone Snowy Owls  with this fun and easy craft that helps motor skills development too. Many people with autism, like my kids have fine or gross motor skills challenges, but it's grea...
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SEND & SpectrumSunday 77
It's getting cold and I'm piling on the layers! However you are doing, I'd love you to come share your SEND & autism posts with me here on our SEND and Spectrum Sunday linky - the place you can share and find blog posts about autism, mental health, educatio...
SEND & SpectrumSunday 77
SEND & SpectrumSunday 77
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Understanding our sleep and Fitbit Versa giveaway
I've just got a new pair of glasses. They are a bit special. Apart from being my first pair of transitions lenses, my new glasses have an extra added bonus that they help me fall a sleep better.  Confused? Well if I said they had blue light filters in them,...
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Helping our kids cope with their feelings after someone dies
It’s been a few months now since my Papa died. I thought I saw him the other day. It wasn't him obviously, it was another elderly gentlemen, sat in the driver’s seat of a car similar to his and pulled into a disabled parking bay, as I guess he would have be...
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Why my autistic son spends hours playing on his iPad
A few weeks ago I watched a feature on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on kids and devices. The feature was highlighting that half of three to four year olds have their own phone or tablet. I think if I told some people how long my son can play or should ...
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When our autistic son is sick
Thankfully our kids aren't often ill. Looking after little ones when they are a bit poorly is typical mother work and it's not that different when they are on the autistic spectrum, it's just sometimes a bit come complicated. This post is by no means graphi...
When our autistic son is sick
When our autistic son is sick
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Complications when kids are ill
We are fortunate that our kids aren't often ill. Looking after little ones when they are a bit poorly is typical mother work and it's not that different when they are on the autistic spectrum, it's just sometimes a bit come complicated.  This post is by no ...
Complications when kids are ill
Complications when kids are ill
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Slime, goo and wet sensory play
Sensory play was something I’d never heard of before I had kids with autism. My boys brains don’t just interpret people differently, but the world around them. Their brains literally feel things differently to me and this can sometimes mean they love doing ...
Slime, goo and wet sensory play
Slime, goo and wet sensory play
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Supporting independence in the morning routine
Mornings in our home are a sort of regimented chaos.  Three kids who all require some form of supervision, two schools to get to and all their gear. Although my kids may seem old enough to be doing a lot of the morning routine themselves, they have a few ch...
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Three books for parents of newly diagnosed autistic kids
I was pretty sure that our eldest was autistic before he was diagnosed. But it was still an odd feeling to hear it confirmed.  The paediatrician seemed to be expecting tears or questions and it made me feel nervous - it made the diagnosis feel like an occas...
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