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Rochelle Followes

Mummy to a special boy with complex needs and visual impairment who treasures every single day.

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How my son has shown my true colours!

When you are expecting a child, people often say to you that having a child will…

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Family Outings and Accessibility

As Zachariah is getting bigger and heavier I am beginning to get more and more concerned…

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The strength within me

I have been asked many times where I get my strength from, how I can be so positive…

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Making Physiotherapy ‘Fun Therapy’!

I remember Zachariah’s first ever meeting with his Physiotherapist when he…

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Are you planning number two?

Zachariah is now 2 years old, and the questions of whether we will have any more…

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Teaching the next generation

As my friends' children and my nieces carry on growing, learning and trying to…

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Starting nursery

Being at home with Zachariah for the past two years has been a whirlwind, full of…

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I want to be more like my Husband (Father’s Day Tribute)

When Tim and I first got together I fell for his loving and chilled out personality.…

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Bringing the world to our son

Although we knew Zachariah was going to meet challenges in life, we didn’t…

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Friendships are like gold

I have always been a social bee! I love having girlie nights in, going out for drinks…

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Tube vs Food: are we making the right decision?

From day one getting food down my son has not been an easy task. I remember in detail…

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Is my little boy becoming a toddler or is medication changing him?

When Zachariah first came home he was what others would say ‘as good as gold’…

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