Tom has discovered prank videos on YouTube. This is making me nervous. I have visions of clingfilm over the toilet bowl, apple-pie beds and buckets of water balanced precariously over door frames. Luckily for me things have progressed since the practical joke books of my childhood. Pranks on YouTube have evolved and become more elaborate... Continue Reading →
Today my son has been to school, crossed over the road on his own on his way there and back, sauntered home in his PE kit, chucked his coat and bags on the kitchen table, kicked off his trainers (sneakers) and left them lying on the kitchen floor and set about playing the Sega Megadrive... Continue Reading →
As today is the first of February it's an excellent opportunity to bring back Webruary. Inspiration has been hard to come by so far this year as life has settled into a routine. Tom is growing a little more mature every day and we are well into his first year in secondary school. There doesn't... Continue Reading →
Today I have a special guest assisting me on this blog: Thomas! Thomas would like to review his collection of stim toys. This blog is about him so it's a great pleasure to have him as a guest contributor. The reviews below are in his own words, prompted by my questions, and with a little... Continue Reading →
Just a little plug for my other blog, The Loser's Guide to Happiness, in which I concentrate on personal development topics. I published a new post today in honour of the forthcoming New Year. You might like to check it out.
Is this the last Christmas where Thomas believes in Santa? His most excited Christmas could be the last "magical" Christmas, or will we find another kind of magic for the future?
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 →
I made a new blog documenting my attempts to get happier. It's a departure from the style of this blog. Me without the mother side, I suppose you could say. I'm going to have some fun with it. I hope you like it too. The Loser's Guide To Happiness
I didn't fulfil my intention to post regularly throughout July. It was one of the busiest and most emotional months I have encountered for quite some time: Son entered the final month of primary school and the month ran away with us: there were day trips and a two-week transition spell in his secondary school,... Continue Reading →