Someone's Mum with her son

I am Danielle and I am an ex-English teacher living on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border. I have two children, a boy, aged four, who is on the autistic spectrum, and a daughter, aged two.

I blog about general parenting topics, as well as our experience with autism and issues surrounding teaching. I love writing about all kinds of topics and in different genres and I am in the middle of writing a novel for young adults.

I have been with my husband, Matt, who I met during teacher training, for thirteen years, and we have been married for seven years.

Several of my posts have been very well received. I have been featured by The Times Educational Supplement, Autism, 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.

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Our family picnic at Croome for the Staycation Challenge


  1. 15th January 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Thanks so much for the follow. I look forward to getting to know you.

  2. 25th April 2017 / 9:14 pm

    This is incredible. And articulates perfectly what I want to say to my son’s teacher, too. Thank you for writing this. X

    • Someone's Mum
      25th April 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much for reading and your kind words. x

  3. MrsR
    10th June 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Ive got a 3 year old boy with Autism, I love reading your blogs!

    • Someone's Mum
      11th June 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much. It is wonderful to hear that other people can relate to my experiences. xx

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