Category: This Blogger life

The art of learning: the learning of art

I’ve always been a creative kind of person. Since before I could write, I would make up stories. Once upon a time they used to be just a series of noughts and crosses – because that’s all I could write, at the age of three. Twenty-seven years later, I still make up stories, just the... Read more »

I would love to have a job. Even a crummy one.

I have been unemployed for four years now. Being a mother of a disabled child, I was fortunate enough to be presented with an opportunity to return to study, with assistance from the UK government. Some people might judge me for that, but I weighed up the pros and cons: I could keep working as... Read more »

Breaking the rules: What do you do when you feel you're being forced to vaccinate your child?

The day a mother gives birth for the first time, is the day their life changes for good. In an ideal world, the general expectation is to be saying hello to a perfect, healthy new baby boy, or baby girl. Today I am talking about that ideal world. Let me reiterate. A perfect, healthy baby... Read more »

Autism and first times: the first day of school (again)

This week, the first day of things to come arrived, and I relinquished my control over one of the most important aspects of my life. On Wednesday, it was Mini Man’s first day of school. Again. Aside from five days in April, I have spent every waking moment with Mini Man since I removed him... Read more »