3 Things I’ve Learned as a Mother

A few years ago I was asked to speak on Mother’s Day about a few things I have learned as a young mother. I just found it in the depths of the cloud and I thought I would share it: I am the mother of a fascinating and handsome young boy. I would like to…

Busy Like A Badge of Honour

A few years back I made the decision to keep my son at the school that we had moved away from.  He doesn’t do well with change and I was in a position where I could drop him off and pick him up without issues.   When I got offered a job as far away…

The Day I Became an Autism Mother

I’ve known for years that my child is unique. I’ve never once envied the ‘normalness’ of other parents. The priority was, for quite some time, his digestive tract. Having a child with chronic pain means that that is always the first concern. On “normal” days my son suffered typical daily pains quietly. It is all…