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Born Anxious is a homegrown clothing label with two objectives, to make the clothes as comfortable as possible, whilst also remaining planet friendly, and to hold important information that will aim to help not only the child, but also the caregiver as well when required. As an autism mum myself, I have thought about what could help me and other caregivers whilst trying to be as generic as possible within the designs, alongside giving those the opportunity to personalise their products as well.


You have to set your own rules

You have to set your own rules

Autism is or can be very negative, there will be stages were you feel isolated  , alone , feelings that your now a prisoner , can’t envisage change to your current situation but after you have digested the news  and researched ,you build , and by building I mean you network as it’s these networks that will keep you going in the dark times, it’s very hard for a parent to decline invitations , carefully plan anything outside of the home and for most people with little kids, this way of living is completely alien .

im reading more and more blogs and posts about parents feeling isolated , at there wits end ,and the comments I leave are similar to the comments that stayed with me when I needed support , your already doing this, set your own rules, none of us want to play the autism game you feel robbed , it’s unfair , my life is gone , everyone else has freedom and yes all of that is partyly true , but being an autism parent is a community and the support is there be open, listen to others problems, reflect , maybe you will realise that there is always someone worse off , I found this to be the case for me , I created ways to not be alone, with other autism parents, there was no judgment we were all in fact very similar . 

Don’t feel isolated take control , autism’s game but your rules , I’m a princess about it , if something doesn’t work I don’t  go along with it , I tweek, manage things your way, ask for the tools you need to function , knowone is going to offer , ask and you will find once your in control you will find things more manageable , it’s your journey not theirs 💙

I must say I’m very much enjoying blogging the internet is joining hands across the world to support each other parent children with autism , it’s tough but you got this 💙 

tomorrow is a new day , keep getting back up , keep going and if you fall there will be a helping hand but you have to be honest with yourself and others , there are no hero’s but there is help 🌈💙 when I’m laying awake worrying about Oscar at midnight I can always find comfort in a support group online a kind word , a tough word ☺️,an ear to listen  I pay this forward to anyone who needs it 💙

self care is vital for autism parents, this issue isn’t going to disappear so you have no choice but to work with what you have , this attitude will bring you strength ., tool up, ask for everything on offer , find out what you are entitled too, join local support groups , be open to forming  new relationships with professionals and other adults that you meet along the way

 I have met so many very strong individuals through autism support  , I’m in ore if there kindness 🌈

 In the early days this is how I felt just me and Oscar alone in autism , I keep this photo handy always to remind myself of how far we have come 💙

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When sickness strikes!

When sickness strikes!

Reality bites , taking it slow

Reality bites , taking it slow

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