First Time Valley Mam


When is enough?

Lockdown, covid -19 may well have broken me. It has a lot to answer for. I understand loads of people are in the same place as me. I love my child, I’ll do anything for him. If he needs anything I’ll get it. When he breaks stuff...

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Some days are harder than others.

Some days are harder than others. The harder days are becoming more the norm. The bigger he’s getting the harder it is. I’m hoping it’s the age, 7 year olds are hard work anyways right! It’s been 20 weeks since Z was at school....

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Last day of school, the lockdown way!

If Z had gone for his catch up days in school then today would have been his last day. His last day of infants, age wise he moves into (KS2) juniors come September. This year he’s moving, he’s leaving the area he’s spent the...

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End of term!

Today I decided not to send Z back to school. I thought about it all day for the last week. For now he’s happy and I don’t want that to change. Last day of official school! There will be no sports day, no school fete, no parents...

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What is it now? Z can go back to school one day a week for the next three weeks. What do I do? I’m not worried about the virus, maybe I should, but right now I’m not. Of course, I’m worried of Z’s mental health, the last what...

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No summer term.

Normally I’d be thinking few more days and that’s it half term over, school Monday. But then I would also be looking forward to the holidays, counting down the days of maybe a lay in after the 3-5am wake up! I’d give it a week...

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We’re still adapting!

It’s a little strange sitting here think of what next. Normally Z would be into the summer term, I’d be starting to worry about loosing his teacher and who he’d be getting in September. Maybe, changing teachers three weeks...

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A-Z Autism 2020

I do this each year , have done since I started writing. It’s crazy to think how far we’ve come. 2016 2017 2018 2019 This last few months I’ve read more from autistic adults than professionals, it was this year I learned who the...

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