Happy Mother’s Day

It's Mother's Day here in the UK. Now that Thomas has moved up from primary school he didn't make a card this year. I rather missed the glittery, tissue papery, coloured-outside-the-lines, half-illegible offering. Another sign of the passing away of his younger years. Ah, nostalgia. As he has not yet progressed to going out on... Continue Reading →


W2.8: Lego Therapy Study

Today we did the science. A research assistant came to our house to interview us for the "baseline" research. Tom proudly completed his questionnaire and then stayed to watch me complete my much longer and more detailed questionnaire. There was quite a lot of climbing on the sofa and restlessness as the parent questionnaire went... Continue Reading →

W2.7: Dirt Magnet

My son is a dirt magnet. Perhaps he has dyspraxia because he can't eat without covering himself in food or pour a drink without spilling it, or walk without finding a puddle of mud to splash onto his trousers and shoes, or run without slipping and falling into mud. When he brushes his teeth he... Continue Reading →

W2.6: Science, B*tch!

Thomas has been accepted into a two year study into the benefits of Lego® Therapy. He stands a fifty percent chance of receiving the therapy; the other fifty percent will be a control group that only fills out the questionnaires at the beginning of the process. He received a round of Lego Therapy last year in primary... Continue Reading →

W2.5: Friends and Enemies

Tom is friends with a boy who likes to tease him just a bit more than I am comfortable with. This boy is not a boy he went to primary school with and he hasn't grown up with Tom. He sees Tom and his quirky ways and I believe he thinks Tom is odd, instead... Continue Reading →

This New Life

When I published my last article in August I had no idea that I would go quiet for so long. I am astonished how much time has passed and how quickly. I needed that time; so much has happened, it's been a period of endings and beginnings and I've needed time to absorb it all... Continue Reading →

J4: Happy 4th of July

I would like to wish my American readers a very happy 4th of July. Enjoy your coffee and your freedom and have a wonderful day. It's been a pleasure to meet new friends and I look forward to wishing you all a happy 4th of July for many years to come. Whatever you're doing today... Continue Reading →

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