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Ceri-Ann Brown

My name is Ceri-Ann Brown and I live in Stockport, Manchester. I live with the love of my life Phil, my amazing daughter (Amy-Rose) and my giant guinea pig Vito. I care for Amy full time and work one day a week in an office/call centre. In my spare time (ha!) I like to blog, read, play video games and listen to rock music. I have a huge love of coffee, animals, and nice days out with the people who matter.

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Our New Badge

When I was a child I had these little books with photographs in and each time you…

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World Health Day

I am advised that April the 7th is "World Health Day". This makes…

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I Have Learned a Lesson

I have learned a lesson recently. A few things have happened that have led me to…

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We Must Always Be Kind

When I was pregnant so many people said to me "get used to no sleep!!"…

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Perspective

It's all a matter of perspective. This is what I keep having to tell myself when…

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Why winter isn’t party season for Special Needs Parents

You may remember a while back when I wrote a post celebrating the wonders of autumn. 

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How to Act when around someone in a Wheelchair.

Ha! My title for this post was a trick. 

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A special needs mum’s inner monologue…

If you treated your close friends and family how you treated yourself how do you…

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Age is but a Number

It's almost Christmas and the special needs bloggers are out in force with recommendations…

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Special Needs Parenting: What I think of equipment

The last week or so has been a real eye opener for me. 

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Comparison is the thief of joy: Special Needs Parenting

Recently someone somewhere (who knows it may even have been a dream!) posted a quote:…

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I am THAT mum now

I am that mum that goes to every venue shamelessly sussing out what is and isn't…

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We NEED an accessible home

I have never liked riddles. I have never liked problem solving, quizzes, crosswords,…

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Halloween in a CP world

Lately, I seem to be suffering with grumpy negative whinger disease. Honestly, I…

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September is NICU Awareness Month

You may have already noted that it is awareness of awareness month. I am kidding…

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Autumn

It's a bit of a stereotype that the British are obsessed with the weather, talking…

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We made it folks!

We made it through the summer holidays to September! Congratulations all! This is…

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‘Me time’: Worry and Guilt

For me, feelings of guilt was an unexpected part of the parenting package. You know…

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On Loss, Pregnancy and the Future

Some time ago I wrote a post about how we perceive time and how as humans we seem…

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You either laugh or you cry

Recently as part of my occasional 'existential crisis'-style night-worrying, it…

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Our world is one of chaos, uncertainty and . . . gratitude

It would be an understatement to say that the last few months have been chaotic.…

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Surviving Chronic Stress as a Special Needs Parent

It goes without saying. Being a parent is stressful no matter what needs a child…

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Not All Friends Stick Around When Your Child has a Disability

If you cannot be there for someone through their worst times, then you certainly…

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When People ask “Will She Ever…(eat/walk/talk/sit etc)?” - Raising a Child with a Disability

It is natural as human beings to be curious of others, particular when those others…

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Why do we have to fight for everything?

Recently it would seem that I am incapable of resolving any of the things on my ever-growing…

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Why You MUST Accept Help - Raising Children with Disabilities

Of all the things we have adapted to in this journey the thing I least expected to…

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“You’re Doing Great!” - Raising Children with Special Needs

One of the things I quickly learned about becoming a parent is that it isn’t…

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Finding Happiness on the Special Needs Rollercoaster

Today my heart burst with adoration, love and pride for my little Amy-Rose. You see…

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Worry: The Special Needs Parent’s Friend & Enemy

I am a worrier. I have always been a worrier. I come from a family of worriers.

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