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The impossible wish.

 

I wish I could spend a week, or even a day being you.
I want to know how this world seems to you
What makes you smile
What makes you cry
How all these noises sound to you
Why you don’t like eating ham
And why you love mince so much
Why playing with letters is one of your favourite things
But putting them together to make words seems.. well I guess scary to you?
I wish for this so I can really understand you
So I can understand why you dislike so much that brings others joy
And how things Bring you joy that I don’t understand why
I want to bring you all the joy possible
But how am I meant to when I have no clue what it’s like being you
Or what is going on in your little world.

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Quiet Week!

Sorry for being rather quiet this week, but it has been crazy in my house with the whole back to school, being out of the house early and all that other jazz that goes along with being a parent in September!

Amellia hasn’t been so keen on school this year and had a few tears in the morning, but then when I pick her up she tells me that she has had a good day and chats away to her friends as we walk back to the car!
I think it’s just the whole beginning of school nerves again, and just getting used to the routine that is throwing her off a little! Hopefully in a few weeks time she will be skipping off into school again and really enjoying it all!

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On Friday I went out for a bite to eat with my sister in Sugar Cane, and the food was lovely! We both had some calamari to start and the new pizzas for our main. They were fantastic, though a little hard to cut up!
We then headed over to Indie Fude for a little evening all about chocolate! It was a lush little evening and I don’t think I have ever ate so much chocolate in one sitting in my life! It was all simply incredible! Fantastic evening and I will be sure to keep an eye to see what other evenings they are doing to pop along too!
Was a friendly, happy, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere with some lovely people!
Can’t wait to head back again and interact with some adults!

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Hope your little ones are finding back to school exciting and fun! =]

-WeeOhana

 

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Capsicana Sauces!

Recently I got the opportunity to try some of the new sauces that are now available in Sainsbury’s! I couldn’t wait for them to arrive and start cooking up some meals with new flavours for us to try!

IMG_9540When they arrived, I was really impressed by their lovely packaging I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover and the such.. but these sauces even looked yummy!

The first one I had to try was the Mexican Chilli & Honey, I decided to do it with cut up chicken breasts and some noodles. Very simple sauce, no faffing about with adding water, or needing heated in the microwave, just over the cooked chicken and then serve it up!

WhatsApp Image 2017-09-02 at 9.09.02 PMIt tasted absolutely wonderful! Adrian and myself could not believe how delicious it was! The next night when Adrian got in from work he asked me what sauce we were going to try tonight as he couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

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One of our favourite quick, tasty and comfort meals are mince fajitas. I thought why not add a little twist and try the Cuban Chilli & Lime as the sauce for with them instead of the usual!
It added such a difference to the fajitas and they were just simply wonderful! 

Adrian then had the other two for when he was working and told me that I have to buy more of these sauces as he just loves them!
On my next trip to Sainsburys I will be sure to add some more of these to my shopping basket and I suggest you do too!
Tasty, different, easy, quick and beautifully packaged!

Capsicana Latin American Sauce! =] 

-WeeOhana

*I was sent these products free of charge to do a review, all thoughts, feelings and opinions are my own. *

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Think about you.

Trying to keep on top of your own mental health is really vital in life.
I feel that it is really essential to try to keep a check on yourself whenever you have a child with additional needs.
It does completely take over on all of your thinking, planning, time and very quickly you can get very worn down.

You need to stop, breath and think about you.
How are you feeling?
– If you aren’t sure, talk to someone. A friend, partner, someone who understands. If you regularly feel low, that you can’t take much more contact your GP for a chat.

When is the last time you did something for you?
– Have you managed to have some time to yourself or with other adults to actually relax?
I don’t mean just tidying when the kids have gone to bed, having a coffee, I mean something properly for you. Make sure to visit your friends, get out of the house and go for a walk, go to the shops and only look at things for you, do something that you enjoy and try to make it a regular thing!

Are you just holding on, or are you standing up tall? 
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Standing up tall? Fantastic! Though if you are just holding on, feel like you are at the edge, stretched too your limit, at the edge. Seek help. With kids with additional needs you never know what is around the corner and you don’t want it to be the thing to tip you over.
Your child/ren need you. More so than others, if you won’t fight to get them what they need, who will? GPs are very understanding and supportive. Don’t make an appointment for a few weeks down the line, take the emergency appointment and get seen that day. You need it.

Yes, you may have been here before and got back on your feet, and forgotten it for a while, but it will come back when you least expect it.
Please don’t feel embarrassed, scared, afraid, just make that phone call.
Your family and friends may tell you that it will all be ok and that you are ok, but you have to feel it too, and I’m sure if you are in this position you do not feel it.
Them shrugging off what you tell them, ignoring it, or just replying with the generic “you will be ok.” That is not enough.
Go to the doctor, talk it through with a professional and then tell your family and friends you are getting help and you would like their support.

Sometimes family and friends are so used to seeing your strong exterior, your fight, your smile and get up and go that they can’t see how much you really are struggling deep down.

You can do this.
Support is out there.
Don’t be fobbed off.
Your family need you.

 

 

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Dietician Disappointment.

Last week we had our first appointment with the dietician. I was very excited for this appointment and couldn’t wait for some new ideas on how to encourage Dylan to eat or at least even try more things!
At the moment his diet is extremely limited  and we have tried everything that we can think of possible ways to encourage him to try other things also to drink things such as milk to ensure he is getting all the goodness he needs to grow up strong and healthy!
We haven’t had much luck at all, and he is now starting to go off things that he used to eat.

We had to weigh out and write down what he had eaten in the past three days and when it was all wrote down it hit me with how little he really did eat. Every day breakfast, lunch and dinner is exactly the same with a variation on snacks and what he has after.. but by variation I mean three different things.
We are lucky because he does drink pure orange juice and apple juice, though he wont drink anything apart from them.

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Going in with high hopes and expectations for ideas of how to encourage him to eat more, drink more and live a little healthier and coming out with no new ideas at all on anything was rather disappointing.

She told us that his diet was extremely limited and that we had to try to encourage him to eat other things. (What did she think we had been doing!?) When I asked her how we could encourage him to eat new foods she just said to keep trying what we were already trying. This was without even asking what we were trying.

Something that she did do though was prescribe him a multi-vitamin powder type idea that has all the essential vitamins and goodness in! Though she did say in her next breath that she doesn’t think he will take it, so yeah. I have my fingers crossed that he will, but her lack of confidence wasn’t the greatest.

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We learnt something that we weren’t aware of too, bread has calcium in it! Well, the Hovis best of both contains calcium! If your little one isn’t calcium this is a great way to up the intake in their diet! =]

Fingers crossed we can come up with some new ideas ourselves to try to encourage him to widen his diet a bit!
If you have any tips please let me know!! =D

-WeeOhana