It takes a week…

We have been on holiday for a week. It has been a nice week. Slower than the usual pace of life in busy, non stop, never switch off London.  We have one more week. The weather is hot, where we are staying is peaceful and calm, and so quiet, and very relaxing. The views are […]

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I’m not a bad parent because my kid doesn’t sleep.

There, I said it. My kid doesn’t sleep. Ok, he does, but he doesn’t sleep well sometimes and we still have nights where he wakes once, if not more than once, sometimes up to three times. He needs help to go back to sleep and he often wakes early (and I mean early, before 6am) […]

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What not to say to a child with sensory processing disorder…

I plan to write another post about sensory processing disorder, what it is, how it affects children, and their families, and lives, and how we work around coping with it, actually it will probably be several posts, come to think of it.  This is a brief post, with some pointers for those people who don’t […]

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Let’s not mess around with bedtime…

As I write this, I wonder if we will ever have a time when we are not talking about sleep, or how to make it happen. We are very grateful for the sleep we are now getting, and that our boy is sleeping through the night (please read our other posts on sleep if you […]

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It’s not a cure, he doesn’t need a cure…

I hadn’t intended to write a post about sleep or SPD, because right now, things are pretty smooth. My lovely boy is sleeping at night, thanks to having had his tonsils and adenoids removed and no longer waking in the night. It has made a huge difference to him physically and emotionally.  He is coping […]

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Was it worth it?

So if you read our blog or follow us on social media, you will know that three weeks ago, we made the decision to have our small boy’s adenoids and tonsils removed. This meant surgery.  An adenoidtonsillectomy as the procedure is know, is not something that is done regularly now. It used to be common […]

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It’s a lonely business, sometimes, this parenting thing…

Don’t get me wrong. Parenting and being a mother, has and is an awesome thing, and seeing these two human beings that I helped to make and am bringing into the world, is mostly amazing, and I have many fellow parents around me in our little community both in real life and online, as we […]

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Yup, I medicate my kid… 

I do. I medicate him! That’s shocking, isn’t it? What’s even more shocking is that I medicate him so he will go to sleep. I’m such an awful, terrible, selfish mother, aren’t I?  There. The truth is out. Judge away. Judge a lot.  Lecture me on how I should do bedtime, and ask me if […]

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What you don’t see – the bumblebee

There’s a noise, I can hear it. It’s a low humming sound. It’s sometimes constant and determined, or it’s sporadic and patchy. It can be heard over other noise, and will often compete with louder noises and it’s also in the background, making itself known but not as obvious. To me, it sounds like a […]

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