Posts made in June, 2011

This week I’m… heading outside for May’s Big Day Out!

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 | 11 comments

This week I’m… heading outside for May’s Big Day Out!

May and I celebrated BabyCenter’s Big Day Out by getting out in the sunshine and not prepping for the baby – due next week – at all. Yep. I haven’t prepped at all. But really, what do you need besides some diapers, a couple of onesies and some just-in-case-breastfeeding-doesn’t-work formula? Right? Surely babies can shop for themselves. (Suggestions from readers very welcome.) Besides, who wants to prep for anything when London is in the midst of a heat wave. Perfect for toddlers and mamas who like to sunbathe. Besides enjoying some glorious weather, going...

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More from the So-Called Experts Crew

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 | 13 comments

Maybe I should have a new tag reserved only for social workers, I’m starting to feel like “so-called experts” doesn’t cover in the slightest the underlying prejudice and superiority towards the families they are involved with. As a family about to get more involved with social services – I’m going to instruct my key worker help me apply to them for respite care – I wish I had a better impression of social workers. I’ll illustrate my own personal prejudice with a continuation of a previous story: Remember this visit? The one a couple of months...

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Most despicable article of the year?

Posted on Jun 19, 2011 | 13 comments

Most despicable article of the year?

How would you describe the British Motability scheme for disabled people and their families? 1. A means by which the most severely disabled people in the country can be transported without relying on the government to cart them everywhere they need to go. These people, who are unable to complete a journey  without the assistance of friends or family, are given the choice of an allowance towards transportation for the year or exchanging that money for a leased car for three years. If they want a nicer car, they pay additional money for it. OR 2. From an article in today’s The Sunday...

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May’s Daddy Rocks!

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 | 2 comments

I’m borrowing heavily today, some might call it stealing, from Ellen Seidman’s Love That Max blog. Her post Why dads of kids with special needs rock is a winner!  I give it a virtual headbang and two-divided-fingers thrust in the air – last seen by me circa 1989! Too often, the fathers of special needs kids are not acknowledged for their role. We’ve definitely experienced many meetings, almost all of them actually (true – I’m afraid to say), where every question is addressed to me and I have to turn to my husband and include him myself. Sometimes, he is...

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SOB! May has moved into a big girl bed

Posted on Jun 15, 2011 | 6 comments

SOB! May has moved into a big girl bed

Sob. Sniffle. That’s not May crying. That’s her mama. My little monkey May is officially not a baby. She has shrugged off the confines of her crib and is now stretched luxuriously across a massive, big girl bed. It was always going to happen. We’ve been waiting for this moment. Um, actually – when I say waiting, I mean, waiting for IKEA to delivery our new sofa so we could move the futon into May’s room and May into it. The sofa arrived. The futon moved. May moved into it. Here is why we moved May out of her crib. It wasn’t that she was too big for it. It...

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