Backwards Chaining

Oh my goodness me! I only went and discovered a new thing! I was talking to my friend today. She is a foster carer who specialises in caring for special needs children and children with disabilities. She was telling me about one of her children who is becoming really independent and has achieved some amazing things whilst in her care.… Read more →

Heuristic Play

In the couple of years I have been missing in action I have done loads of training and research in therapeutic parenting and have become a lot more thoughtful in how I deal with the kids (and the children that were placed in our home when we were foster carers). The teenagers still have screaming abdabs and Oona has tantrums… Read more →

Catching up a bit

Well I was banned from blogging by our foster agency…they will say I wasn’t banned…but I wasn’t allowed to talk about anything pertaining to the child we had in placement and when the child we had in placement was in the centre of our family life that proved really tricky. How can I post about our family and miss out… Read more →


Imogen was diagnosed with Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis in October 2017. I had ordered her some crop-tops and she was trying them on. There was a bow stitched in the middle at the front and it was off to the side. I tugged the crop top to the right and she wriggled…and the bow went off to the left again. She… Read more →

Gazillion Bubbles!

This week we received a wonderful giant bubble wand from Gazillion bubbles to test out.   It was perfect timing because as you can see from the state of my house behind Imogen we had family over this weekend. It was Elizabeth and Leon’s birthdays and everyone came over with gifts and to watch them blow their candles out. It… Read more →

Ravensburger puzzle fun

This week we were lucky, Oona was selected to receive and review a super cute new puzzle from Ravensburger. There are four puzzles in the box and it is absolutely perfect for Oona who is doing lots of sorting and building at the moment. She loves stacking, threading, building and jigsawing! This particular one is designed by Rachel Ellen Designs.… Read more →

Advent Day 18

Sheesh it’s been noisy here this morning! The ox today. Imogen’s turn. And whoopee cushions!! Imogen didn’t want to be on the picture today. Look at my living room. What a tip! I think today is a tidy up day and I might force everyone to watch Die Hard after Oona is in bed.  And maybe roast chicken for tea… Read more →

Advent Days 16 and 17

Ooopsie! It’s busy busy here! Today is 17th and they forgot to do the Advent! It was ballet this morning and it was a rush. Day 16 Yet another sheep. Terrible picture but she climbed into the sack! Tattoos! All kinds of temporary tattoos in different designs including pirate, princess, monsters and fishes! Very exciting stuff! Can’t wait for Christmas,… Read more →

Advent Day 15

Imogen’s turn today  The innkeeper! Told you it would get exciting! There he is with his arm missing (he used to hold up a lantern) waiting to tell poor Mary there’s no room in his Inn.  Not many gifts left in the bag now. A packet of haribo and a drum stick lolly for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do!… Read more →