Posts made in April, 2010

Nursery malarkey – Part 13 and 3/4

Posted on Apr 30, 2010 | 1 comment

So, here we are at Part 13 and 3/4 – my tribute to Adrian Mole. Let’s be honest. The nursery thread of this blog is as juvenile. I sent a letter to the Head and Deputy Head (that’s Principal and Asst Principal to any Americans) of the nursery that refused to prioritize May. Despite having no interest in sending May there, I still intend to see it through so they cannot treat another family like this. Here are the choicest bits: I’m not sure if you can comprehend how demoralising it is to learn, so early in May’s life, that an educational institution would tell us that...

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Article in The Independent

Posted on Apr 29, 2010 | 1 comment

Article in The Independent

May and I are in The Independent today!

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The Politics of Inclusion

Posted on Apr 28, 2010 | 1 comment

I don’t usually write about politics on this site, I’m too busy talking up my amazing daughter. But, here in Britain, we are in the lead up to a General Election. Whichever party is elected, will make a big difference to the kind of services on offer to my daughter. Each of the parties is talking about major cuts across public services and, while they fear a public revolt if they cut funding for the National Health Service (NHS) or to schools, smaller projects like the ones we benefit from are fair game. I worry about May accessing all her therapists as frequently as she needs,...

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London Birthday Photos

Posted on Apr 26, 2010 | 0 comments

Happy Birthday to May! Photos of the celebrations from the past weekend below. May’s parents cut her a slice of cake on her 1st...

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This week I’m… repeating sounds (update + bday video)

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 | 1 comment

May gave my husband and I a lovely present this week in honor of her birthday. New sounds! I’ve been repeating sounds to May, but have had very little success getting her to repeat them to me. I say little, but in fact I do think that on a few occasions she tried to repeat them back to me. It is very hard to tell. But, the good news is that in the last couple of days May started making “bah” and “woo” sounds. We are especially excited about the “bah” as she has to press her lips together to make it, which is a new way of making sounds for her. Also,...

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