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Husband, Father, Social Worker and Nerd. On the rollercoaster-ride that is being a special needs parent.
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
I can remember writing out my Christmas wish list as a child, excited for all the…
by Jodi Shenal on 15th December, 2017
In the US, Canada and Britain, the modern folklore of Santa Claus typically includes…
by Zowie Kaye on 14th December, 2017
I am one of those people that like to have everything bought for Christmas by August.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 14th December, 2017
It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,
by Ger Smyth on 13th December, 2017
I believe the appropriate word is ugg.
by Carolyn Voisey on 13th December, 2017
With Christmas approaching faster than I am ready for, it seems routine that I find…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 13th December, 2017
It's getting dark earlier, the days are getting colder.
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 13th December, 2017
Christmas time, a season of roasted chestnuts as you walk down the high street, a…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 12th December, 2017
1. Not all seizures are the same Prior to my son’s epilepsy diagnosis, I’d…
by Emma Murphy on 12th December, 2017
It starts to creep up on me as October begins…I feel it rising as store shelves…
by Jodi Shenal on 11th December, 2017
There are many milestones we picture once we have children.
by Ger Smyth on 8th December, 2017
I have a question for you; what do you do when you have an individual who uses a…
by Carolyn Voisey on 8th December, 2017
I think parenting any child is forever changing, a multifaceted, and often complex…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 8th December, 2017
After spending the weekend at Camp John Mark, in which they held a weekend camp for…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 6th December, 2017