5 little things that make a Big Difference

Little things can make a difference. I’ve always thought this was right but recently it’s truth has seeped a little deeper. When I worked as a  nurse in A&E, I knew that even in the middle of emergency procedures, how I treated the patient and family would be remembered. As a parent standing over my fitting son while the doctors fought to stop… Read more →

12 Days of Christmas (parody for complex families )

Shakin Stevens and Slade are unashamedly blasting out from music systems around the country. The usual suspects have decked their homes with enough lights to be seen from space.  ‘Miracle of 34th Street’ and ‘It’s a wonderful life’ are scheduled several times over the next couple of weeks. Simple Stuff works have made a goat looking ‘Sian Angel’ and it’s far… Read more →

Don't call me Mum

Don’t call me Mum Campaign

Only a few people in this world call me Mum, and to everyone else I ask, “Please don’t call me mum.” I have a few pet hates. They include; Hardened weetabix that needs a chisel to remove Finding my laundry mottled with disintegrated tissue Someone parking so close to my wheelchair adapted car that I can’t get the ramp down… Read more →

My children don’t come first!

I’ve heard it said, that the children come first. It’s a statement expressed in many forms. ‘It’s the kids that matter.’ ‘You need to do what’s best for the children.’ But guess what? Sometimes, you DON’T. I’ve long held the belief that children aren’t the most important people in a family. I haven’t dared to write about it because I know… Read more →

Training to change the future…

I wasn’t given any training to be a mum – I wish I had. Eleven years on, I can be both super human and super-useless in the same day. In truth, the super-human bit normally filters away by the time I get out of bed but in my dreams I nurture my children with ease and finesse. My nine-year-old helpfully told… Read more →


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