Can Fidgetbum help with getting a better night’s sleep? Review

We were kindly gifted this new product to try from one of our favourite brands Chewigem. We've bought so many of their fantastic chewy bangles and necklaces over the last few years which my son finds so useful in helping him manage his anxiety, particularly when dealing with new situations or occasions when sensory overload… Continue reading Can Fidgetbum help with getting a better night’s sleep? Review

Four Reasons Why You Should Love Hand-Me-Downs

I know some people like to have everything new for their kids, but I have always loved hand-me-downs. Don't get me wrong, I do choose them a few special things just of their own, relating to their interests or personality, but if friends and family with older kids offer me a bag of pre-loved goodies,… Continue reading Four Reasons Why You Should Love Hand-Me-Downs

Coping With Back To School and a Little Back To School Giveaway

The unstructured time of the holiday brings its own set of challenges for children with Autism, and their families, so many will be looking forward to getting back to normal term-time routine! Some children will be dreading going back but even for those desperate to get back to school like my son, it is a… Continue reading Coping With Back To School and a Little Back To School Giveaway

Move and Play at Coventry Transport Museum: Fantastic Family Fun

We love a trip out in the school holidays. Anything to keep the kids from getting bored at home and falling out! We love walks, and trips to the park but with the weather being so dodgy at the moment it is good to have indoor options too so when we were invited to try… Continue reading Move and Play at Coventry Transport Museum: Fantastic Family Fun

Coping With End of Term Emotions: The End of Term Through the Eyes of an Autistic 9 Year-Old

Today is the last day of school for the boy and he is sad. He's been finding it hard to get to sleep for the past few weeks and when I ask him what's bothering him it's always the same. It's nearly the end of term and he doesn't want it to end. He will… Continue reading Coping With End of Term Emotions: The End of Term Through the Eyes of an Autistic 9 Year-Old

Keeping the Kids Busy – Kids art set giveaway

Schools out for summer! Are you over the moon to have more time to spend with your children and do fun stuff together or totally daunted by the prospect of keeping them busy for 6 weeks? I suspect I have my foot half in each camp! I love my kids to bits but 6 weeks… Continue reading Keeping the Kids Busy – Kids art set giveaway

My Summer Comping Challenge: How Did I Get On?

A few months ago I set myself the challenge of filling a box with prize goodies to keeping my kids busy in the Summer Holidays. If you missed the post, you can read about the full details of the challenge here. So how did I get on? As of the start of the school holidays,… Continue reading My Summer Comping Challenge: How Did I Get On?

Mini Makers at The Herbert Museum: Messy Fun For Under Fives

I took my two smalls, aged 2 and 3, along to the Mini Makers session at The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery today. We've been to the Museum lots of times before and it is a fantastic place to visit any day. I totally recommend the Elements gallery - all three of my children love… Continue reading Mini Makers at The Herbert Museum: Messy Fun For Under Fives

Keeping The Kids Busy: Trying To Win Summer Holiday Fun

Keeping the kids busy over six weeks of Summer holidays is always a challenge and can prove expensive. We've already had our family holiday at Easter so we are at home pretty much all of it too! We always manage to find something cheap but fun to do to keep the kids busy (click here… Continue reading Keeping The Kids Busy: Trying To Win Summer Holiday Fun

Keeping The Kids Busy: Archive of Fun Activities for Kids

Sometimes kids are great at amusing themselves but when they start whinging they are bored it's good to have a few activities up your sleeve! Fun family time doesn't have to take hours of preparation or cost a lot of money. There are lots of fun activities you can do with whatever you have to… Continue reading Keeping The Kids Busy: Archive of Fun Activities for Kids