Monday, 12 August 2019

More than a nice day out in Yosemite National Park

David and Jane walk to Swinging Bridge

What am I saying? Every one of the four days we spent at Yosemite National Park in California was a beautiful bright sunny day, with a brilliant blue sky and temperatures in the high 20s.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

SEND and SpectrumSunday 85.. for summer

As it's summer and I'm way too all over the place, I've decided to stick with my original idea and keep July's linky open until the end of August.   Anything about autism, mental health, education and anything related to autism and special educational needs and disabilities parenting is as always welcome.  As it's extra long, feel free to link up three instead of the usual two posts for a bit more love. 

Thursday, 1 August 2019

San Francisco with our autistic kids

Anthony looking at Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, San Fran or even SF to the locals, is a vibrant, diverse city in northern California known for it's bay, famous Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and much more.  But having a family that often struggles with busy environments doesn't mean we didn't enjoy the area.  In fact we had a great time.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Last minute multi-stop trip with autistic kids - no problem

Getting our family through an airport - Jane on a Trunki

Earlier this year we all felt down. Life, work, home all seemed a bit of a mess. So my hubby and I put our heads together - let's go big this summer.  Let's go away for the whole summer, visit lots of places, escape, find ourselves, find our family, expand our kids horizons. But come May I'd still not booked anything.  All I had was a plan and if I didn't act soon, that's all I'd have.

Monday, 15 July 2019

When there is nothing to do but wait

Children by a clock waiting

I'm not good at waiting. I like short tasks and quick outputs if I'm honest about it.  Unfortunately there's a lot of waiting involved as a parent of a child with special educational needs.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

SEND and SpectrumSunday 85

It's hot - please come distract me with your SEND & autism posts with me here on our SEND and Spectrum Sunday linky.  Anything about autism, mental health, education and anything related to autism and special educational needs and disabilities parenting is welcome.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Mumma Games: ApexLegends, the basics vs Fortnite

MummaGames - Champion Apex Legends

Mumma Games is a post series to help kids like mine get the best out of gaming.  
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If you’re a gamer and not heard of Fortnite, then you’re not a gamer. Fortnite is one of the largest games played in the world. My son and I both play. It’s a battle Royale Game that is player versus player. 100 gamers are  dropped onto an island and the last one surviving wins.  Like Hunger Games gone mad. But you already know this right?

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Gear to help our autistic kids sleep

Anthony on his bed

None of our children sleep great. Estimates say between 50% and 90% of autistic people have some sleeping difficulties, whether that's going to sleep, staying asleep or sleeping at the wrong time. We've had it all and tried plenty of gear to help too.

Friday, 28 June 2019

SportsDay recount from my autistic son

Boy running

It's nearly the end of the summer term.  That means Sports Day, and Anthony hates Sports Day.  I'd have written 'hates' in all caps if my style guide would allow it. It is the worst day in every school year.  Last year he had a medical appointment that meant he couldn't be at school for the event.  As Anthony said, it was the 'best-timed appointment ever!'

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