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Valerie O.

I am a SAHM to a 10 year old Boy who has a diagnosis of PDD-NOS. This blog is about our journey through life with our gorgeous boy, my panto& stage experiences, family life and anything that catches my interest....A.K.A. rambling ruminations!! From the important stuff, to the frivolous and... Full Bio
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Stolen Time by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Life, as we all know, is like one long emotional roller coaster ride. It's a gamut of emotions, a rainbow spectrum of highs and lows and excitement and humdrum-ness. ... Read on »
Accentuate the Positive....... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Although correctly spelled , as opposed to the original phonetic form, the words of this old Bing Crosby crooned classic, are words we should all try to live our lives b ... Read on »
Stay With Me A While.... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's two am and once more I finally wake through my drug-induced hallucinations to realise that yes, I am in that horrible and seemingly endless painful section of my night, ... Read on »
The Coffin and the 'Go To Words' by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Okay so, a very quick update, just to give  you an idea of my current situation and my need for your assistance. No need to worry though, a coffin isn't one of them. But all ... Read on »
What? I Need An Ambulance?! by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga  No way, I thought. Don't be ridiculous. Why on earth would I need one of those? Okay, I'm still in excruciating  pain and I can't walk anywhere. Well , I can stumble to ... Read on »
Exercise With Caution.... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I really enjoyed our fun holiday abroad this year and, as usual, having tired slightly of all the over-eating, I was looking forward to eating more healthily and getting ... Read on »
Teenage Adventures and Coming of Age by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga As parents we cherish our children and mind them well, and when they reach their teenage years we realise that it's time to release the reins. Or rather, replace them with ... Read on »
Lost In The Woods..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga 'Be prepared .... my ass'  I mumbled to myself as I stumbled along behind my Teen Boy scout, who led the way along the rough pathway strewn with gnarled roots that went de ... Read on »
Orlando Fun: Theme Parks, 'Gators and Space Shuttles..... Oh No! by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Oh yes! After many years of enjoying some very affordable and enjoyable Spanish holidays - half-board rocks - this year we swapped the Spanish sun for a similarly pr ... Read on »
The Little Girl........ and The Petition. by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I cautiously opened the door to the classroom and gingerly I stepped inside, quite unsure of what was to greet me. And there they all were; the witches, the wizards and ... Read on »
The Fight for Supported Inclusion for Children with Special Education Needs ..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Successive Governments have encouraged the inclusion of Special Needs Children, where possible, in mainstream schools for many years now. Thankfully, as a result, more and ... Read on »
Dirty Old Town? by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It was a weekend of differing activities; peace and relaxation for the parents with hikes, tents, and campfires for the boy. A lovely time was had by all and the adults re ... Read on »
It's Good to Give..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga And it's been quite a while since I've given. Fifteen years to be precise; a child and a whole life full of changes later. It was easy to give back then -  The Blood ... Read on »
Easter Fun in Dublin by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga As another school break beckoned my thoughts quickly turned to activity ideas to occupy my way-too-cool teenager for this Easter holiday. A mix of taking it easy, some stu ... Read on »
The Good Hair Day that ended in the Wars...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The day had started off so well. I sat there in the hair-dressing chair, at the last minute appointment I was so lucky to get, with my newly shorn tresses being efficie ... Read on »
Mrs Mop and the Cat's Miaow by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga She sat there watching, through eyes half closed with mid-morning lethargy. Meanwhile, I was rushing around manoeuvering a full and heavy clothes horse from inside to o ... Read on »
Reasons To Be Cheerful #RTBC - Positivity All Around. by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's been a hectic fortnight filled with appointments, meetings, visits, lots of dashing here and there; some hair-pulling, a spot of worry, sprinkles of fun and a dollup ... Read on »
Happy Mother's Day....... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A bunch of pretty flowers and a thoughtful card with an inspiring verse. It may not not seem like much but sometimes it is just enough. A perfect Mother's Day present, for ... Read on »