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  • The diagnosis - ADHD

    The diagnosis – ADHD

    Even typing the words doesn’t seem to make it real. And yet, since beginning discussions with fantastic school teachers it was always the underlying suspicion. This week E and I attended…

  • Pyloric stenosis in babies

    Pyloric Stenosis in a baby

    Six years since my awe of the NHS increased beyond birthing three children. Six years since I was separated from one 10-week-old baby in order to have another one ‘fixed’. ‘Fixed’…

  • My twin boys are six

    And then, they were six

    I’m sure it’s something to do with them being twins. (It has nothing to do with them being twins). I’m sure it has everything to do with them being boys, and…

  • Parenting, Twins

    Why I’m a bad mother

    I didn’t realise it, it just crept up on me. I have never compared my children but somehow I ended up treating them differently. And as I prepared for a meeting…

  • Twins

    A Twin Education: Separating Twins

    I wrote a little while ago about a decision that was playing on our mind. For many, choosing the right school is one of the most difficult decisions. It was an…

  • Family, Twins

    Bye Bye Milk Teeth

    Another milestone is upon us. The first of the milk teeth has fallen. It has the sharp intake of breath. One of my boys, my babies, has lost his first milk…

  • Twins

    A twin education

    I wrote last week about the outspoken childminder who ‘opened up’ on her view of my sons’. I’ll be honest, the upset I felt has been replaced with anger tinged with…

  • Twins

    On hating the school playground

    I can’t do all the parent cr*p. I just can’t. I think by nature I am an anxious person- hell, becoming a mum proved that. I’m probably not alone in hating…

  • Twins

    And then, they were 5.

    I sat in work today and cried. Fortunately the workshop we were delivering had finished, everyone had left, and I was left reflecting on the week ahead. A week in which…