I am Danielle and I am an ex-English teacher living in Gloucestershire. I have two children, a boy, aged nine, (b 2012, Biggest) who is on the autistic spectrum, and a daughter, aged seven (b 2015, Littlest). I received my own autism diagnosis in May 2019, at the age of 37.

I have been with my husband, Matt, who I met during teacher training, for seventeen years, and we have been married for twelve years. Matt is a keen amateur chef and his delicious creations can be found on our Daddy Cooks Food Instagram Account.

Someone’s Mum is a blog about parenting and family life. You will find all kinds of topics, from days out, recipes and crafts, to tips on raising little ones. There is also a wealth of content that details our first-hand experiences with SEN provision, prejudice towards autistic individuals and plenty of timely reminders of the full, fabulous family life that’s still possible in a neurodiverse family.

Several of my posts have been very well received. I have been featured by Times Educational Supplement, Autism Awareness.com, Tots100, BritMums, The National Autistic Society, The Mighty, and I have been Mumsnet Blog of the Day on several occasions. My most popular post, ‘Teaching: a family unfriendly profession’ was viewed nearly 100,000 times in the first week of publication and shared on Facebook over 10,000 times. I was also recently a winner in Good to Know’s BISS competition, in which my post, ‘Not Less’ was selected to be a winner by The Unmumsy Mum.

I have been nominated for several blogging awards, including awards in the BAPs, BritMums BiBs, and last year I won Blogosphere Parenting blogger of the year 2017.

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10 thoughts on “About

  1. My son has just started year 1 and was diagnosed with ASD last year. I can’t tell you how encouraging (and emotional) it is to read your words that echo my own sentiments so exactly. While we have our own struggles I would like to offer you some hope that the children in your son’s class will likely take your son’s differences in their stride. This part of school life has amazed me and despite being growled at by my son and their play advances rebuffed on numerous occasions his classmates seem incredibly resilient and determined to involve him a year later. Sending you best wishes for the year ahead. Xx

  2. This!! Exactly what happens in my house, except there is just me and my biggest (14) and he is bigger than me, and my smallest (11) and so very very understanding – most of the time.

    1. Hello Nicola. Thanks for replying. I am not sure which post you were reading as you have commented on the about page. I am glad you could relate to what I write about though 🙂

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