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Holden and I are a couple guys who like to live life to its fullest. We utilize his equiptment to have some epic adventures.
Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…
by Carolyn Voisey on 21st May, 2018
This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.
by 47 Stripey Socks on 18th May, 2018
Family celebrations are great aren’t they?
by Mark Arnold on 15th May, 2018
I am slowly learning to take the good with the bad. It is so easy to dwell on all…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 14th May, 2018
This year, from May 20th to May 26th, we celebrate Global Tracheostomy Awareness…
by Jennifer Arnold on 14th May, 2018
I have been on antidepressants ever since being diagnosed with depression as a teenager.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 14th May, 2018
I’ve owned a Victorinox Swiss Army penknife like this since a school trip to…
by Mark Arnold on 14th May, 2018
She greeted me with a warm handshake.
by Ger Smyth on 14th May, 2018
I am fortunate to have a big family – and a close one!
by Zowie Kaye on 14th May, 2018
I always dreamed of having 2 children when I was growing up.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 11th May, 2018
School teaching staff, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants and the wide range…
by Mark Arnold on 9th May, 2018
"So, is your daughter developmentally delayed then?" asked someone who…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 8th May, 2018
by Ger Smyth on 8th May, 2018
May 15, 2018 marks this year’s observance of International Day of Families.
by Jennifer Arnold on 8th May, 2018
One of Freddie’s older siblings went through mainstream school with a diagnosis…
by 47 Stripey Socks on 8th May, 2018
Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…
by Zowie Kaye on 8th May, 2018
Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and came across those heart touching…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 4th May, 2018
When you find you have accidentally joined the Special Needs Parents Club, a number…
by Jane Scott on 2nd May, 2018
May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…
by Firefly Community on 2nd May, 2018
by Telina Knight on 1st May, 2018
As a special needs parent it can be really easy to forget about our own mental health…
by Laura Moore on 1st May, 2018
April brought rain and shine, but above all else, it brought Oliver’s fourth…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 30th April, 2018
It should come as no surprise to anyone to read that when you’ve gotta go,…
by Carolyn Voisey on 26th April, 2018
When you are contacted by another family who have a loved one with the same genetic…
by Rochelle Followes on 26th April, 2018
I am a bit of a plant geek.
by Jane Scott on 26th April, 2018
No, I’m not referring here to the men and women who compete in the Paralympics…
by Carolyn Voisey on 25th April, 2018
I’ve been a mother for over 13 years now and have pulled off many a birthday…
by Rebecca Toal on 25th April, 2018
Being a carer and parent to a child can have a huge impact on your health.
by Ann Hickman on 25th April, 2018
As part of an occasional series designed to make you feel better about yourself I…
by Jane Scott on 23rd April, 2018
Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…
by Rebecca Toal on 23rd April, 2018