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I am a father of a 4 year old son with autism. I love my family more than words can explain.
Christmas this year was a bit of a wash out. In the seven-week run up, our house…
by Jane Scott on 18th January, 2018
My daughter is now 17 months and I have only just accepted that it is ok to mourn.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 16th January, 2018
We have waited many months for your appointment. Questions have been forming in my…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 15th January, 2018
I have long thought that life could only be improved by spontaneous bouts of dancing…
by Jane Scott on 12th January, 2018
It’s the other way around for most people but we are not most people.
by Ger Smyth on 12th January, 2018
We have tried out numerous bath products with William over the years but none of…
by Laura Moore on 12th January, 2018
Out with 2017 and in with the brand new 2018.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 11th January, 2018
Being a special needs parent is stressful, we all know that! So here are 5…
by Laura Moore on 11th January, 2018
I don’t make New year resolutions, I never keep them .I felt guilty about not…
by Ger Smyth on 9th January, 2018
I consider myself rather lucky because although William has had his fair share of…
by Laura Moore on 8th January, 2018
As a parent all you want is for your child to be happy and healthy.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 8th January, 2018
You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…
by Zowie Kaye on 5th January, 2018
You all may or may not have come across a few stories here and there, of families…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 5th January, 2018
I was walking both my children to the local shop when I snapped this pic. I was hoping…
by Miriam Gwynne on 4th January, 2018
When my son, William, was born after complications I knew things wouldn’t be…
by Laura Moore on 3rd January, 2018
I am normally an Amazon.com kind of Mom.
by Jodi Shenal on 2nd January, 2018
I have seen a lot shared by families about finding a dog as a therapy or emotional…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 2nd January, 2018
I had this perfect plan in my head of how I would tell my son about his autism diagnosis.
by Zowie Kaye on 21st December, 2017
I realised that I have never had a New Year’s Resolution.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 21st December, 2017
Yes I’m afraid it’s yet another blog about those silly New Year’s…
by Miriam Gwynne on 21st December, 2017
We have all said it... With the New Year, comes new ideas, changes, hopes, beliefs.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 21st December, 2017
As a new year approaches I look back at 2017 and think WOW.
Sure, I need to drink more water, exercise more frequently, and eat less sugar…Who…
by Jodi Shenal on 21st December, 2017
Life is busy. It’s not always easy for couples to find uninterrupted time…
We love Christmas in the Kaye household.
A friend recently had some difficulty parking at her local hospital.
I love Christmas. The food, the decorations, the general cheer.
There are occasions which don’t so much as pull the rug out from under our…
by Carolyn Voisey on 20th December, 2017
I’ve been campaigning for changing places toilets for several years now and…
by Laura Moore on 20th December, 2017
I am afraid I need a bit of an emotional rant. You see there is something that really…
by Miriam Gwynne on 15th December, 2017