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Laura Moore

Mum to William, the coolest kid in town (who happens to have quadraplegic cerebral palsy). Campaigner, blogger, baker and general fixer.

@mumsmissions http://www.mumoam.co.uk/

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Time to Push Changing Places to the Next Level

As a passionate and hard-working changing places campaigner, I am always trying to…

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I Took My Pants Down for Disability Equality!

The changing places campaign is now in its 13 year, but there are still only 1104…

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Time for a Mental Health MOT

As a special needs parent it can be really easy to forget about our own mental health…

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Temporary Changing

Temporary changing place toilets have their place, but they should never be a permanent…

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Wheelchair Accessible

A wheelchair adapted vehicle has made life easier for our family.

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National Hug Day

Milestones... we all wait and wait for them to come and then we celebrate the tiniest…

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5 Things I am Tired of Hearing as a Parent of a Disabled Child

My son, William, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is a full-time wheelchair user. …

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Splashy Review

We have tried out numerous bath products with William over the years but none of…

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5 Ways to Reduce your Stress Levels This New Year

Being a special needs parent is stressful, we all know that!  So here are 5…

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Top Tips for Making a Hospital Stay More Comfortable for Parents of Disabled Children

I consider myself rather lucky because although William has had his fair share of…

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The Crystal Ball of Hope

When my son, William, was born after complications I knew things wouldn’t be…

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Special Needs Parenting: Migloo

I’ve been campaigning for changing places toilets for several years now and…

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5 Ways to Keep Warm in a Wheelchair this Winter

It’s extra difficult to keep warm when you’re sitting still and unable…

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5 Facts About Epilepsy

This month is Epilepsy awareness month so I’m sharing 5 facts about this disorder…

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5 Things I Didn’t Realise Before I had a Disabled Child

1 Disabled toilets are really rubbish! I’m not going to lie, before my son…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Why I am losing the will to fight for Changing Places toilets

You probably know me for being a prolific campaigner for changing places toilets. …

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What I want you to know on World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy (CP) day will be celebrated on Friday 6 October in…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Changing Places

13.3 million disabled people require better toilet facilities.

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The Great Nappy Debate

When I heard that Loose Women would be talking about “The great nappy debate”…

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Special Needs Parenting: How to survive the change in seasons

I feel like summer arrived and left in one day this year and already autumn has set…

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Special Needs Parents: 5 things you should do on the first day of the new term

School holidays are one of those marmite subjects between special needs families…

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Special Needs Families: 4 accessible places to have a stay-cation this summer

Going on holiday is good for the soul, I truly believe that, which is why I am always…

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Special Needs Vacations: Love the US but live in the UK

We visit my mum in the USA every year staying for up to a month on occasions. Our…

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Who Needs a Changing Places Toilet?

It is estimated that at least 1 in 260 people in the UK require a changing places…

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Roasted Tomato and Bacon Pasta

I love simple suppers and this one is so simple you can even make it in advance and…

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3 Things I would tell my Past Self - If I Could

When I think back to 2009 when William was born it is all a bit of a blur

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Retailer Next disappoints with NO Changing Places toilet

As an avid campaigner for change for disabled people I am used to rejection.

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Special Needs Guide to Brighton

Good old Sussex by the sea is the ideal spot for a holiday and here is my guide of…

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Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies

Great recipe for a sweet treat with half the guilt!

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