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Hi I'm Emmy, mum to Aj who has Cerebral Palsy.
Let me just start here by saying seizures SUCK.
by Emmy Heaton on 24th March, 2017
Happiness is measured differently by so many people.
by Emmy Heaton on 20th March, 2017
I hate this thought, it only comes to me when I'm alone.
by Emmy Heaton on 9th March, 2017
On the 12th of January 2016, my best friends son, my godson passed away, aged just…
by Emmy Heaton on 11th January, 2017
Being an over-achiever was never really a decision for me. It's an obsession. It's…
by Emmy Heaton on 29th April, 2016
Hey! It's me again, I'd taken a little while off from blogging whilst I learnt…
by Emmy Heaton on 26th April, 2016
I can see you, sat next to an incubator in the neonatal intensive care unit, crying…
by Emmy Heaton on 4th January, 2016
Quite recently, my son had a seizure. A seizure that completely threw us out of our…
by Emmy Heaton on 9th November, 2015
"Oh, he has autism? Doesn't that mean he's going to be really clever…
by Emmy Heaton on 6th October, 2015
Well hasn’t this come around quickly?
by Emmy Heaton on 30th September, 2015
This is a question/statement I hear quite often.
by Emmy Heaton on 18th September, 2015
My son’s autism has a huge impact on his (and our) daily life.
by Emmy Heaton on 14th September, 2015
We all get excited when buying things for a new baby, don’t we? High chairs,…
by Emmy Heaton on 11th September, 2015
So, it's 3am and I'm awake again.
by Emmy Heaton on 8th September, 2015
We all use Facebook don't we? Well, 1.2 billion of us do according to statistics.
by Emmy Heaton on 22nd August, 2015
It seems a million years ago when trying to remember the ‘old me’,…
by Emmy Heaton on 18th August, 2015
What is family fund? Who are they? Family fund is a charitable organisation who help…
by Emmy Heaton on 10th August, 2015
The four words I fear I’ll never hear - “I love you, mummy” .
by Emmy Heaton on 30th July, 2015
Today I found myself venturing back into the world full of ‘what ifs’.
by Emmy Heaton on 22nd July, 2015
When my son was born, he was in a really poor condition after being starved of oxygen. …
by Emmy Heaton on 24th June, 2015
As everyone with children will know, shopping can be hard when you’ve got to…
by Emmy Heaton on 19th June, 2015
One for the Dads.. (This all from personal experience, I know no two families…
by Emmy Heaton on 13th June, 2015