• Autism

    The Realisation That Our Son Is Autistic

    It has taken me a while to be able to write this post as I wanted to wait until we had received Ethan’s diagnosis and as this will be my 100th post I thought no time like the present. I have also wanted to write this post in the hope that it may help others on their journey with autism as reading other peoples blogs and experiences helped me with the realisation of autism, they still do! If you have stumbled across our blog because you think your child may be autistic I want you to know that the way you are feeling now will improve. It will take time and I think a…

  • Family

    Mini Apple & Banana Muffins

    I managed to drag myself off of the sofa today and finally away from watching the Steps concert for the millionth time this week to try to make some healthy snacks for Ethan.  I found this recipe on the Change 4 Life website in part of their be food smart campaign and thought we would give them a go.  There are two positive things about this recipe the first is I would class these as a cake so we may hopefully be able to replace the angel slices with these. The second is that they contain banana which Darren can’t stand therefore this means they will be in the kitchen…

  • Autism

    Not In The Mood For Food!

    I have never been good with the food I eat, surprisingly I don’t eat a lot, I just eat all of the wrong things. I’m not a lover of fruit or veg but I changed my eating habits when I was pregnant and with the help of Annabel Karmel we ate very well whilst I was on maternity leave. I even started to loose weight!  Fast forward two years throw a very tired working mummy and an autistic toddler into the mix and you have a recipe for disaster. Needless to say our eating habits have slowly and surely gone downhill.  Ethan used to eat really well but since September and…

  • Ethan

    Viral Infections and Conjunctivitis

    Since last Wednesday Ethan has been ill, a different ill from when he had tonsillitis and croup but ill none the less.  It started off with a cold and he now has a horrible cough, a cough that sounds like it should come from an adult not his little body. He isn’t eating again but thankfully he is drinking, milk more than water but fluids are fluids. When he had tonsillitis he wouldn’t even touch his beaker. On Friday the doctor confirmed that he had a viral infection and on Sunday we had to take a trip to our local walk in centre as Ethan now has conjunctivitis.   Its been a…

  • Autism

    The Best Laid Plans…

    I’m a planner, some have called me a control freak! I like to know what direction my life is going in and what we are working towards, I even set myself goals. Darren and I have had many conversations where do you see us in five, ten, twenty years…  Since the realisation that autism is now part of our lives looking into our future upsets me, my bad, sad days. I have lots of questions about Ethan’s future that I would love answered, will Ethan ever talk? Will he ever call me mummy/tell me he loves me? Will he be able to hold down a job? Will he be able to live…

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