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Three’s a crowd!

Have I even mentioned my ‘new’ baby on here? He is a little less new given that he is almost 4 months old. I forget that some people who follow me on here might not follow me on social media, where I revealed that I had been secretly pregnant. Well, Cobh (pronounced ‘cove’ for any non-Irish readers) was born in…

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The Perfect Family Road Trip

If you read my previous post you will know my feelings about staying in hotels with kids, which is basically – don’t do it! With this past experience in mind I decided to take a look at the best day trips to visit with the family, that are just a drive away.   Here are four day trips that I…

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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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