October 1, 2018

I started a parenting course a couple of weeks ago, one that is run by Social Services in my local area and I've found it really interesting. It doesn't take into account any form of disability or mental health issues but I'm sticking with it, as I've made some nice co...

September 6, 2018

One thing I find really difficult is turning negatives into positives. I was told today by a very old dear friend that I used to always see the glass half-full. Since becoming a mum to our FASD boy, I have gotten very glass half-empty and people miss the old me. So, fo...

August 10, 2018

Do you ever feel like you blink and suddenly you’re two months down the line?
This happened to us this morning – it was almost like waking in a different universe!

I woke-up, checked my phone to see that it said 6:57, I mean what? Woke the husband, “Babe it’s nearly 7...

May 2, 2018

In light of it being national maternal mental health day it struck me quite hard that I very rarely talk about my struggles, as a parent of a child with FASD and seeing what day it was prompted me to sit and think.


I dropped Liam to school this morning after a truck lo...

October 30, 2017


Our foster son struggled to settle at night, as well as being hyperactive during the day. He was affected by the smallest of stimuli. He would often get up in the night and we feared for his safety, so we put an alarm on his bedroom door invested in a house alarm with...

October 20, 2017

This week I have realised our foster son cannot control his lying.


This is something we have to learn to live with.

I cannot change his behaviour. I have tried consequences, talking about his lies and rewarding him when he tells the truth. The only understanding I have...

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