Our Square Peg loves…..Playfoam!!

We are very fortunate to have been gifted some Playfoam from Learning Resources UK to review. They kindly sent us two types, the ordinary Playfoam and the glow in the dark Playfoam. Just by looking at the unopened packet you have an overwhelming urge to start squishing it. The colours, the feel, the squishableness (is…

Why is my square peg nearly 6 and still in nappies?

*WARNING* This post talks about wee and poo…no pictures though. Those with a queasy disposition or just eaten then scroll on past…. Edward has turned into a bit of a potty training nightmare and we are getting advice from the continence team. I’ve always been a believer in not pushing toilet training too young and…

Ways to cope with a square peg in the school holidays.

Any parents of autism know that the school holidays can be a major challenge, square pegs struggle to cope without the familiar routine of school and this can lead to more meltdowns. So here’s our story of this February half term with our square peg. Please like and share, particularly if it resonates with you…

How Zumba improves my mental health.

If, like me, you have fond memories of sitting by a dimly lit pool on a sultry summers evening in Spain, a gentle breeze blowing through the palm trees, drinking Sangria and listening to Spanish pop music…. Well, every time I go to a Zumba class I am transported to that place and that makes…

Trying to dress a square peg.

‘This is my favourite part of the day!’…..said no autism Mum ever… In essence, it’s like trying to dress a Tasmanian Devil on speed…. First challenge is to get him upstairs, when we’ve finally convinced him to go upstairs he runs straight into my bedroom and dives under the bed covers. So I then drag…

How a square peg copes with a cold.

Poor little Edward has a stinking cold. He was up for two hours in the middle of the night. I’ve only recently noticed (and that’s only because I’m comparing him to his older brother) that he struggles to cope with a cold. What do I mean by this? Nobody wants to have a cold and…

Sing-a-long with a Square Peg

People talk a lot about the talents of people with autism and my little square peg is no exception. Ever since he was a baby, Edward has absolutely LOVED anything to do with music. He always tries to sing along to songs, randomly breaks out into song, dances around to music and it also calms…

6 Top Tips for Mummy Self-care.

There’s a well known phrase that I have now adopted as my mantra, ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup.’ I totally underestimated the importance of this quote….until I was completely empty, now I will never underestimate the importance of self care for Mummies, particularly Mummies of Square Pegs, again. Raising a square peg (in…

How do you brush a square peg’s teeth?

Oh this is such a good question! And do you know what??….I have absolutely NO idea!! When he was a toddler we were able to pin him down to brush them but as he got older he put up way more resistance (I’m talking screaming and thrashing about) and now we can’t get anywhere near…

Our Square Peg and his bike.

Our little square peg might still be in nappies…..but he can ride a bike! 👏🏻🚴🏻‍♂️ Edward started off with a balance bike and he loved it, he would whizz around everywhere on it. So when the time came to progress to a bike with pedals we naively assumed that he would go straight on it…How…