A Bit About Me

Hi, Im Dawn.

I am a 30 something 😉 Married Mummy; juggling two boys (1 with Autism), wifey / housey stuff while still trying to be me!

I live in Yorkshire, England with my Best Friend and Husband of 14 years 17yrs now and our two wonderful Children Wriggler and Bruiser.


Our Eldest son is called ‘Wriggler’. He’s a very energetic 7yr old 10yr old now!! and a born creator and communicator. He loves art and crafts and wants to be an inventor when he grows up and live in a lighthouse! He most definitely is one of life’s little talkers 😉 Wriggler is a very loving big brother.

Smiler! :-)

Smiler! 🙂

Our youngest son is ‘Bruiser’. He’s 3yrs old 6 now!!! Another energetic little boy who loves life. Bruiser loves cars and most other transport vehicles and is OBSESSED with Space and Rockets. He is very proficient in using Makaton and it was once his primary method of communication. He is now verbal and making up for all those years where he wasn’t!! Bruiser is Autistic; after a very long, 4 yr journey, we finally got his diagnosis in July 2015.

Bruiser signing 'Bed'

Bruiser signing ‘bed’


What about me?

I’m currently on a career break while I bring up my boys. Previously I worked as a Legal Executive but i’m hoping to return to work one day in a school setting working with children with special educational needs. I’m already very proficient in the use of Makaton for which I have attended their beginners and Enhanced courses. I have also attended and been accredited on many Speech and Language therapy courses over the years, inc Elklan. This last year alone I have done the NAS Earlybird Plus course.

Mmmm what else?….

I love being outdoors with the kids, days out, walking, going to the park, I love the seaside.

I love Minecraft, you should see my worlds!!! yes really!! That’s Wriggler and Bruisers influence on me. Its a family affair really though as is our love for Stampycat and DanTDM 🙂

*whispers* I actually quite like cleaning and doing house work! shhhhhh

I try to keep myself fit but I wont lie and say I try very hard at that 😉

Food, I LOVE food.  I LOVE chocolate too!!

Football is my favorite sport and I am a huge fan of Sheffield Wednesday FC.  F1 rocks too!

Music, I will listen to most genres but I am a Rock chick at heart. Def Leppard, Bonjovi and Guns and Roses do it for me!

Oh and I’m a cake maker!! This is something I’ve started up in the last two years, it keeps me ‘sane’ while the boys are at school! You can check out my cakes here and also on my Facebook page TheIcingOnTheCake

So that’s enough about me. What about you? Connect with me here, Id love to hear from you 🙂


13 thoughts on “A Bit About Me

  1. laura94b says:

    Hi! I found your blog through googling for Makaton signs (mostly for I love you! Something my mum wanted to know) as it’s something I love and want to learn more about – love the look of your blog and so happy I found you over here! 🙂 x


    • Mummy Wife Woman says:

      Thank you very much for reading and your lovely comment.
      We are hoping for an official diagnosis soon. (We have it unofficially) but because of his age, his consultant needs to arrange a meeting with two other drs for their approval and agreement before she formally make the diagnosis. Everything else is steam rolling ahead though with help and support for the while family. We start the early bird training in Sept eeek! x


  2. Carol says:

    Hi, thank you for a great site site. I came across it today. Your mum had some wonder recipes, I am going to try some of them. Many thanks and I hope you get some good news about your youngest son.


    • Mummy Wife Woman says:

      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a lovely comment. She really did have the best receipes. Some im afraid never made it onto paper so they are lost forever. Do let me know how the recipes work out for you. I too hope we get some news about Bruiser, we’ve been sitting on the fence for too long now! xx


  3. Alison Manning says:

    Hello, great blog. I have a beautiful 4.5 yr old boy who was diagnosed with autism last January. He is proficient in making himself understood in lots of ways, and we use visual resources to help him, but I haven’t managed to teach him makaton yet so will look to your blog for inspiration. If I’m honest I have gone about it half-heartedly as I find it hard to remember to sign and become discouraged when he doesn’t seem to pay attention to my signs or attempt to sign back. But his speech therapist is very encouraging, as is your blog – thank you. Hope you get your diagnosis soon.


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