About me

Don’t be afraid to tell your story because your voice is important and your story is unique

Welcome to Spectrum mum a parenting and lifestyle blog with a twist.

I’m Catie. I am a 40 something Expat mum, wife and teacher. I was born in Middlesbrough in the Northeast of England but since 2005 I have lived in Holland with my Dutch husband.

We have two boys (born in July 2006, and February 2009) they are mad about computer games and animals and are bilingual. Our oldest son was diagnosed with Autism at age 5.

We live in a small Dutch village between Amsterdam and the Haag that is famous for its flowers. I work part-time in an international primary school. We have a dog, a very spoiled Beagle cross called Nova.

I write honestly and passionately about the realities of parenting and campaign to raise awareness of Autism by sharing my own family experiences. I love photography and the beach...

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