Monday, 30 January 2017
It's been two months since my #capturethekindness photo competition finished. This competition, in collaboration with The Clangers and their #clangersforkindness campaign, was about capturing those special moments of kindness and sharing them. After the mess of Christmas and the New Year back to school chaos, I've had some time and gone back through all the photos to pick out some to share in a round up. Here are just a few of my favourites.
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Sometimes I just want to share something that makes me smile on my wonderful Wednesday posts. This week certainly counts. I've recently found Wayne Barrow's Facebook page. Wayne has become a bit of an internet sensation for his signing performances of popular songs. Recently this has included Whitney Houston's 'I wanna dance with somebody' and 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams (above). It had me dancing in the kitchen.
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The Liebster Award is not an award but is a way of finding out about others. ‘Liebster’ is Germanic in origin and can mean sweet, kind, lovely, and other various affectionate adjectives. So I guess it's a way of getting to know some things about each other. Knowledge is power people, the more I know about, the better I understand. That's why I blog about autism all the time. So it can be better understood and my family and others may be accepted and loved. Celebrating our differences is part of what I'm all about so I'm happy to share and learn.
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
This week's wonderful Wednesday share is from Jodie who writes at Autism with Lots of Love and Affection and is about the difficulties in getting and having an ADHD diagnosis accepted. It was published on the Huffington Post.
Monday, 16 January 2017
"There hasn't been much snow!" Jane moaned. With all the Christmas films and cards having snow everywhere it's hardly surprising she and the other kids have been disappointed with the lack of white stuff. A few flakes over the weekend went down well so I tried to capitalise on it by making penguin cupcakes using a recipe kit. Kit's are great for as as they give instant access to baking and that's good when your autistic boys either get upset when waiting or will lose interest in an activity before it's begun. And we can talk about where it does snow and some penguin facts too.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
I'm proud of so many of my kids achievements. My boys often don't hit the same milestones as listed in the 'little red book' milestone chart and I've learned that creating our own milestone charts celebrating their own achievements is more valuable to me. This series celebrates the #madeupmilestones of those we care about. This month it's from Mummy Times Two who shares a milestone about a birthday party.
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
This week's wonderful Wednesday share comes to us via Autism Speaks and is an article from Miriam Gwynne who writes at Faith Mummy. She shares a wonderful moment when she realised her son was using google maps to communicate.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Picture the scene. You are pregnant and with your partner, enjoying a (caffeine free) Latte in your favourite coffee shop. As you perch on your bar stool and think about sitting on something a bit softer, you look over to see three kids and two adults sat on a set of comfy leather sofas and smile.
Sunday, 8 January 2017
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Monday, 2 January 2017
As always our lives have been filled with the unexpected and 2016 was no different. Our beautiful, wonderful and unique children have grown and our family have both tired and flourished. Along with my favourite Instagram photos (above) I'm sharing my top five best moments from the blog this year here, in reverse order.