Autism is not a gift. I wish my child didn’t have ASD… I’m tired of seeing people write about how they wouldn’t change their child because autism is part of them and a gift. Well I call bs on that. A gift? Autism is not a gift. But my child is gifted. Agree or not […]
About Becci Nicholls
Becci Nicholls is a 32 year old writer based in the UK. She has been married for over ten years to husband Peter, and they have two young boys aged 6 & 4.
This site is an open invitation into her life, her journey through motherhood, her battle with mental health issues, and her journey through caring for children with special needs.
If you're looking for honesty and somewhere you can come to feel supported and a little less alone in life then you're in the right place.
Entries by Becci Nicholls
We love a little treat over at Swords and Snoodles, especially a festive one so we decided to make some Easter biscuits! Our Easter biscuits were Bunny Backs and they were so delicious. They were real easy to make so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. You will need: 250g butter 140g caster […]
Anxiety is such an overused term in todays world, but if you really suffer with anxiety issues then you know it’s no light hearted matter. In fact it’s horrendous and debilitating. This is why it is so important to help children with anxiety. Different things affect different people, but during your life you’ll no doubt […]
I have a very spirited child. He is unique and wild in every way. I love this about him, but it also drives me to the brink of insanity. He is fearless. I am not. It leads you to question your parenting skills and abilities time and time again. BUT I’ve come to realise we […]
Dear Depression, Emotions are a bizarre thing as you surely know. One minute a person can feel on top of the world, the next they question their very existence. You are solely to blame. Sometimes we see you on your way – a little speck in the distance. We run in the opposite direction. You approach […]
A few years ago I wrote a very honest letter to my husband regarding my struggle with depression, and it went crazy viral. It is still shared hundreds of time each day. I’ve had such positive feedback from it so I’ve placed the contents of it into a video for you. Please feel free to […]
I’ve had two Caesarean Sections in the last seven years, and both were planned. They had a lot of similarities, but also a lot of differences. My first caesarean section was at 36+5 weeks due to issues with my blood pressure and spinal pressure. I didn’t know what to expect, no amount of googling prepared […]
Bedtime, bedtime, bedtime. The meaning of which changes once you become a parent, don’t you think? It becomes horrific, I know some people have a smooth ride and their baby is a dream and sleeps through etc, but balls to those people! Just kidding. A little! The bedtime routine has aways been such a touchy subject […]
Life is busy, add children into the equation and it is crazy busy. Careers, house keeping, families, health issues, errands, chores, appointments, school, courses; there is just SO much going on! As a momma I know there is always something that needs doing, always. There is always a grazed knee that needs kissing, a spillage […]