Any Other Day

"His birthday is special, as with any child, as it marks the day he arrived. But it is also tinged with sadness, I feel we go through the motions and it’s lost on him."Read more

Willow Bug Blog

"Our clothes are functional and comfortable as well as being fun and funky and most of all appealing to kids."Read more

Birthdays and parties

"Another issue unique to Jude - he doesn’t like cake. Shock horror!"Read more

Find the party that works for you

"The night was a complete success, no meltdowns, not from one child."Read more

Birthday feels

"I venture back into that zone every year when his birthday comes around. It’s a bit like an annual reminder that Brody is physically one age, but cognitively another."Read more


"My son himself was smothered in sudacrem. My downstairs was ruined. Curtains, walls, sofa, and chairs everything covered in handprints."Read more

Mess or no mess

"She cannot cope when there is anything out of place, even when I am cooking she is clearing up around me."Read more

Ever stood on a Lego block?

"I make sure there are no books that are particularly loved because they run the risk of falling into Jude’s shredding hands. I also take out jigsaw puzzles and Lego as he will throw them around his room."Read more

Less is more

"I wish I was more comfortable with mess, as my seven year old daughter makes a lot of it and to be honest and so do I."Read more

Dealing with my mess

"I’m a believer in surface tidiness so looks can deceive, behind cupboard doors chaos reigns supreme. "Read more

Five reasons messy eating is good for you

"My daughter was tactile evasive as a toddler and would refuse to even touch anything squishy or gooey like banana or jelly."Read more

Humanity, empathy and kindness

"There are a few things that are really important to me but it always seems to gravitate back to one thing, humanity, empathy and kindness."Read more

We have our health

"What matters is we laugh, we learn from past mistakes, and we get out."Read more

Looking back over 2017

Looking back over 2017 - It's all about the feet!!Read more

Bullying in school

"Finally I got a meeting where the school said that he was being bullied. It was very hard to actually hear this."Read more