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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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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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Fundraising: Five ways to help your favourite charity

This month there are two big fundraising campaigns which keep popping up on my social…

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Special Needs Parenting: Delicious slow cooked pork tenderloin

This is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes I’ve found for cooking…

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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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Recipe: Seed & Nut Bars

If you like flapjacks you will love these!

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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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Summer Picnic Sausage Rolls

These sausage rolls are better than any you can buy in the supermarkets and they…

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5 Travel Tips for Long Haul Flights

We have just come back from an amazing holiday in Florida, 3 weeks in the sun which…

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Easy Chicken Curry

I love simple dinners I can just prep and leave and this curry is one of my go-to…

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5 Tips to Make Airports Less Stressful Places to Be

We all know that airports aren’t the calmest environments but you can reduce…

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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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Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Serves approx. 12-16

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Why I hate being a special needs mum!

I hate being a special needs Mum...there I said it...shocked?

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Why I’m Not Ditching My New Years Resolution Today

Today is the day when most people will ditch their new year’s resolutions,…

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Space to Change Toilets make great business sense

If you are a regular reader of Firefly blogs you will probably already know the reasons…

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