House-Detoxing – Laura Cleans the house. (With Pics)

Last night I had a mini-meltdown. I was tired, emotional and looked around the rooms upstairs to find disaster had hit. Life has thrown us some giant lemons recently. We’ve suffered with four family bereavements, the upheaval of an extension and started home-schooling. We’ve had some highs and lows,...

Laura Goes To Safy B’s Salon!

Do you remember when I had a pink life crisis? Well, I wanted to go big and have something more special – and longer lasting. And after eyeing Safy B’s instagram for months, I decided to call and book an appointment. (Or, erm, send a Facebook message to Saffron,...

How To Help Your Child With Maths Anxiety using Matr

I have a confession to make: I hate maths. Probably not the best start to this blog post, but hey it’s the truth. In Primary school, I was pretty good at maths. Actually, I have an old VCR Video of my five-year-old self proudly stating that maths was my...

I am proud to be Autistic

This one is written for Lucie. 💝   Ok folks, this is it. This is the post I’ve been trying to write – and equally trying to avoid writing – for months.   I know it’s one that will be controversial, eye-opening and inevitably stir up conversation. You won’t...

True Stories to make you cry – with laughter!

As everyone is currently frantically shopping for Christmas, I thought I’d share two of my most-embarrassing and hilarious Christmas shopping experiences! Enjoy! They are true stories to make you cry – with laughter! If you follow me on Facebook, you may remember this post I wrote up last year...

Why people are going crazy about “Love Me, Crazy!”

Review of Love Me, Crazy: A very exciting adventure! I don’t like girly books so I was a little worried when I started this, but I needn’t have feared, as it turned out to be a really exciting adventure with lots of mystery! I had no idea what was...

Missing a loved-one at Christmas

There is a sadness that has over time turned from an all-consuming pain to a dull ache throbbing in the background. Yet, as Christmas Day approaches, the volume of this pain is increasing at an alarming rate. Carols that Children sing While, with tears, my ears just ring With...

Hello old friend. Time for a catch up?

Oh my life.  How did we end up in December? So, the last time I wrote on this blog it was in the throws of NaNoWriMo. I have a lot of crazy stuff going on, trying to find a quiet place to nestle down and shoot out the words...

The Trauma of Losing a Loved One

Note to the reader – This post is extremely painful to write and even more distressing to read. If you are a family member, or particularly sensitive, please click on HOME and find a happier post to read. A considerable amount of time has passed. 382 days in fact....

How I Cooled my Son’s Temper in SECONDS

This is my youngest son, Nicholas. He is 6 years old, passionate, introverted – unlike his brothers – and intelligent. He has a remarkable memory and very much knows his own mind. When he’s happy, he’s quietly happy. But when he’s not happy. Oh boy. Don’t we all know...

NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind

Following the attack of Writer’s Block on day 9, I had two days where I did absolutely NO writing. This is not good!! Tonight I managed to knock out around 800 words. My brain is like mush and my characters are being shy. It’s awkward to write! And I’m trying...