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Special Needs Parenting: My Christmas wish list

I can remember writing out my Christmas wish list as a child, excited for all the…

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First Christmas

I am one of those people that like to have everything bought for Christmas by August.

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Special Needs Parenting: Enjoying my boring life

It sure has been awhile since I have updated on our new family and Oliver. 

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What is MY story?

I’ve been pondering lately how I would retell the story of my life.

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Special Needs Families: Brothers

I recently witnessed my 6 year old sticking his tongue out at his almost 4 year old…

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Searching for others with the same rare disease

Could there really be 15 others in my town with the same rare disease as my son?

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Rare Disease and the Dangers of “Dr Google”

It’s very daunting when a member of your family is diagnosed with a rare disease,…

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Special Needs Parenting: The boy who defied predictions

My little human has never been one to listen to what the medical profession has to…

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Special Needs Parenting: It’s the law

In America it’s called Murphy’s law, in the UK it’s Sod’s…

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Miracles

We all have this fairy tale view of what a miracle is, you know, the big event that…

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7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout as a Special Needs Parent

Hi, my name is Kate and I am a mom with caregiver burnout. Some of you may shake…

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Special Needs Parenting: The Perfect Potion

Today class , we are going to make ‘parents of kiddies with special or extra…

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Exhaustion and the never-ending battle for a suitable home

Sometimes things just get a bit too much and it's all you can do to keep moving…

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A Different Kind of Playing

We had the amazing opportunity over the Christmas holidays to spend time visiting…

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Life, Interrupted

Here we are, once again sitting in a hospital bedroom. Waiting. Always waiting... 

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Why winter isn’t party season for Special Needs Parents

You may remember a while back when I wrote a post celebrating the wonders of autumn. 

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Special Needs Families: “Will she always be tube-fed?”

There are some questions that I simply don’t have to answers to. 

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Raising kids with disabilities: Thank you Grandparents!

Honestly I don’t know why I started blogging, I’m utterly hopeless at…

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Special Needs Parenting: Ticking the boxes

One thing I've found over the years is that people are given a label, but not…

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Special Needs Parenting: No thanks mum, I don’t want a story

As a child I was a keen reader and was ahead of the reading level of others my age.…

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Special Needs Parenting: Blue Badges make me see red

Well, to be more precise, the lack of Blue Badges makes me see red. 

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Special Needs Families: Storytelling

After never having heard of Storytelling Week, I decided to do a little research…

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Special Needs Parenting: Five ways to use stories to help your child with autism

My twins are now 8. They both have autism but they could not be more different. 

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Special needs parents: I need to live forever

Being a parent of a disabled child is so many emotions all mingled in together, so…

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Early Intervention

Why is it that after all of these years, I am still hearing stories from parents,…

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How a Trip to the Carousel Taught this Special Needs Mom a Profound Life Lesson

My 18 year old daughter, Bethany has quite a few special needs, all stemming from…

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Battered by the Autism Storm

Sitting here by the river with pen and paper in hand (my favourite place to…

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Special Needs Parenting: ADHD medication has changed our lives

This is a subject that gets quite a lot of attention and can cause heated discussions…

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Special Needs Parenting: Finding the right words

According to my good friend Google, it’s estimated that there are over a million…

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Special Needs Parenting: Our new normal

Following on from my last blog about the day Zachariah had his Gastrostomy, I wanted…

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Special Needs Mum: I’m a fraudster

I’ve been keeping a huge secret and I’m going to have to come clean. 

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Special Needs Parenting: When your child is diagnosed and dumped

When I broke the news on my social media that my child had just been diagnosed with…

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