5 Books to help with Speech Delay & Language Development

As you know Aidan’s first big flag that there was an issue was the fact that by the age of 2 and a half he had still no speech or understanding. He didn’t know what cat was or understand anything we were saying to him. At this point, we didn’t know that he was hyperlexic so we didn’t realise how…

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Autism and the Full Moon

I have been a member of many autism and special needs groups on facebook since we began this autism journey. They have probably been my best resource in gathering information and support – the professionals don’t tell you a fraction of what this collective know. Everything from communication, toilet training, benefits and achievements are shared and everyone is truly rooting…

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Forever Grateful

And just like that, all the Halloween festivities are over. Not a minute too soon if you ask me. Ireland seems to be in this limbo between the old days of black sacks and monkey nuts and the current full-blown American Halloween – a time of ridiculously overpriced kids costumes and giant boxes of mini Haribo bags. It lost the…

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What is Hyperlexia?

I have mentioned a few times before that Aidan has hyperlexia and every time I get asked ‘what’s that?’. To be honest, I had never heard of it either until our speech therapist mentioned it. Have you heard of dyslexia? Well it looks like hyperlexia it is the neurological opposite of that. Instead of struggling with words and letters, hyperlexic kids…

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This Time Last Year…

‘This time last year…’ is a phrase people often use. ‘This time last year we were on holidays’. ‘This time last year we bought a new car’. ‘This time last year was that hurricane that moved trampolines’. Well, for us this time last year was a weekend we will never forget. It is the one where our lives changed forever…

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Aluminium Foil? | Cleaning Hack

I have made no secret of the fact that I kind of love cleaning (yes I’m weird.) Having two boys who are part wildebeest means that I come up against all sorts of messes. 9 times out of 10 it’s nothing an all-purpose cleaner and a cloth can’t tackle. However, the other day I decided to let Aidan paint –…

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Weekly Schedule – Special Needs Parents

I remember when Aidan was younger thinking ‘is this it?’ like I would hear parents talking about constantly being in the car and running from one place to another transporting their kids. Now, admittedly they probably had older kids doing after school activities but within a few months I was regretting ever saying anything. The minute you become a special…

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New to Netflix in October

Ok admittedly this is a little bit late being that it’s halfway through October but you know better late than never. Well easily the most anticipated return is coming at the end of this month. Stranger Things season 2 is back on October 27th!! I think everyone and their mother is excited to see what is going to happen Will…

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A New Beginning… Life with Hyperlexia

Hello, it’s me – that girl that blogged about 2 years ago before the spawn of Satan entered my life. Just kidding! But having two young boys – one with special needs and another with the energy of an entire football team, no sleep required – life became consumed with therapy appointments, cleaning and kissing bumped knees. Now that Aidan…

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The Web this Week #1

As is beyond evident I have lost my blogging mojo as of late. It seems like just as I find my rhythm life throws me a curve ball. At the moment I seem to have found a routine which includes time awake without a small human pulling at me – success! Aidan has started in his playgroup two afternoons a week which gives…

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