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Complicated Gorgeousness

Well, my name is Alison (aged somewhere between 30 and 40 - closer to the 40 alas) and I am an editor of a health magazine. I started my blog nearly a year ago with the aim of explaining the conundrum that is Gabriel, my four year old youngest son. I thought it would be a way of highlighting his journey to family and friends, far and near, but it has evolved.

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What I’ve learnt as a SWAN parent

The 4th Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day takes place on Friday April 29th.…

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The lost art of emotional eating

When my dad died I remember people kept bringing food – so much food. It was…

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Envy doesn’t live here anymore

When my little boy was one year old, I remember thinking that the whole world…

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In the land of the five-second delay

“Hello young man”, the nice older lady in the supermarket calls out as…

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5 things I wish I knew when I became a special needs mum

Hey you, I know you had some bad news recently and your world fell apart. You are…

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The Naughty Step

When you have a child that is delayed, has reduced mobility and doesn’t show…

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When your child doesn’t like to touch

I remember before my son Gabriel was born excitedly telling my then four-year- old…

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