Unhelpful things people say when your child is on the Autism spectrum

I must begin by saying I know that these things are mostly said in good faith, usually from someone who’s simply trying to help, or from someone who doesn’t really know what to say. But it can often feel like all people see when they look at your kid is their diagnosis/provisional diagnosis; yet when […]

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No Carbs Before Scarbs

We’ve just got back from our little annual trip to Scarborough. Every year my parents take my niece and nephews and we tag along and every year I say “no carbs before Scarbs” and think I’m absolutely bloody hilarious for it. This year I put the motto in practice. Before we went I’d been following Lean in 15 […]

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New Home! Decorating Our Living Room

If you know me in real life, you’ll know I moved in with my lovely boyfriend and into a new house in October. I’ve been very neglectful of this blog and only tend to update when I have a huge rant to write. That’s still going to be a thing; I’ll never stop ranting, but I want to make sure I blog […]

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If Instagram Depicted Reality

It’s no secret that for many of us, Valencia, Clarendon, and Inkwell are not the only ways we filter the photos we publicly share. We also regularly filter our lives and the truth.

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Clever Kids and Stupid Parents

Have you ever had the misfortune of overhearing a conversation which makes your blood boil? It’s hard when you’re not part of it and can’t say your piece. You just have to sit there in a state of pure irritation, tapping your foot, clenching your fists or in my case, as I did just now, […]

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Depression Is

Different for different people. But commonly: Knowing that you smell like a thousand obese men in a sauna, but still struggling to find the motivation to choose a bath over a couch. Eating like you’ve been on hunger strike for a month and junk food is a sudden new novelty that you simply must over-indulge in. 7 […]

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Attitudes to Mental Health Problems

I’ve been advised not to broadcast this, so I wasn’t going to. But then I got thinking, and then I got pissed off. If people feel like they have to hide mental health problems, like it’s shameful to admit to having one, then we’re never going to get past the stigma attached to it and […]

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