“Mother suspects child has autism” – PDA

“Mother suspects child has autism” – PDA

You can’t see Autism, and you certainly can’t see pathological demand avoidance (PDA). But I’m starting to think that I can…maybe. As I reach the final day of parenting alone during my husbands’ work trip to NYC, I’m feeling somewhat...
Diet culture, are we really done with it?

Diet culture, are we really done with it?

For much of my teens and adult life, I’ve been what my BMI considers overweight or obese. I’ve been no stranger to diet culture or the word ‘thinspiration’. Over the years, most recently, in fact, there’s been a body positivity movement, BOPO. This movement encourages...
Alternative Sprouts Recipe

Alternative Sprouts Recipe

25th December without a traditional dinner would be an absolute sin! Well, it would be in our house anyway. That means turkey, roast potatoes, sprouts and a few other faves, all of which need to get in my belly! Don’t get me wrong, there are a few things that we...
Aladdin – Hackney Empire

Aladdin – Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire is celebrating its 20th Panto anniversary with a fab production team. This year, the story of Aladdin had us booing, hissing and laughing at an amazing cast. All the way in Ha-Ka-Ney, young Aladdin dreams of finding love and making his fortune. When he...
Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is only around the corner, and I for one hate the thought of buying pointless gifts. You don’t need to spend megabucks this year, don’t do it! Think carefully and spend those pennies wisely. You may have noticed that I haven’t explicitly said...