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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.

Juggling a million balls and knowing how to react to negativity

Juggling a million balls and knowing how to react to negativity

Many parents feel there not doing enough for there kids in general , add a special needs kid in the mix and you can easily add at least 50 things into that list, it’s a guilt thing it comes as part of the territory, guilt for your other kids, guilt for not pushing targets earlier , guilt for not being proactive enough, guilt for not getting the amazing private therapy you have sooner, guilt in general I think Ive painted a clear enough picture my own guilts.😶

I should have persisted a bit more when he was younger with transitions  , as now he’s older things are harder, and my other main one is my other kids , as although given a choice they wouldn’t change oscar , I think they would change the level of control Autism has on our house , our schedule and our freedom! 

So yeh juggling balls, some days I keep them all in the air , somedays I’m just holding them , but each day brings new challenges and triumphs for us  , starting a business was always on the horizon for me , it’s just who I am ,plus I’m far too sweary to be an employee!

Born anxious has a purpose so it’s keeping me busy and ticking some emotional boxes too , that with having three kids all going in separate directions much faster than comfort allows , being a house wife and about to begin a renovation project!!!! Some might say I’m a product of my own maddness!  but my philosophy is a simple one , keep moving don’t look back , try to always be positive ,be yourself and make the best of what you have , I think it’s working! I seem to be being well received ,my be kind message is growing and right now ,outside of mumming, I’m doing ok I think! 

I can’t abide negativity, don’t get me wrong I have days we’re im a right eggy cow, usually down to lack of sleep, but to be negative in thought must be a prison sentence ,and it breeds , it’s the spice of life I suppose everyone has an opinion but sometimes I sit back and think, really? Can there be no positives? I find that impossible to believe ., that’s people in general on mass, not only SEN  parents, if anything the SEN parents I talk too are making more effort to be positive, despite adversity in their own lives, and I think it’s because, these people actually have real worries, and they have a comparison it truly is state of mind.🌟🌟🌟🌟

We have had some press coverage lately which is amazing, and with having such a strong message it’s bound to stir up opinions, and there all welcome the negative ones are minimal and to be honest although they don’t ignite any reply from me , I kind of thank them because they remind me why I’m building my support army ,and spreading our be kind message, the positive feedback drives me full force to continue my advocacy for autism awareness, invisible disability awareness and diversity in general and being kind is absolutely free 🌟

After all, Autism awareness month of April is over and I feel it’s vital to remind those who do not live Autism , that those that do ,are Autism aware 12 months a year and it’s the support and love from others that gives us the strength we need to continue doing so 💙💙💙🌟🌈


We haven’t  come this far ,to just be ok

We haven’t come this far ,to just be ok

Since being diagnosed as an Autism parent, I’ve become a really crappy friend

Since being diagnosed as an Autism parent, I’ve become a really crappy friend