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 five, who is on the autistic spectrum, and a daughter, aged three.

I blog about general parenting topics, as well as our experience with autism and issues surrounding teaching. I love writing about all kinds of issues 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 fourteen years, and we have been married for nine 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

  4. Ash
    11th September 2017 / 1:54 pm

    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

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