I am Danielle and I am an ex-English teacher living in Gloucestershire. I have two children, a boy, aged six, (b 2012, Biggest) who is on the autistic spectrum, and a daughter, aged four (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 fourteen years, and we have been married for nine 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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