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Raising Awareness: Spina Bifida

With each month, we all can find someone we know raising awareness for a different…

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ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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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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Special Needs Families: Coping with surgery

It has been a very strange few weeks! 

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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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Through the Lens

Sebastian has epilepsy due to the damage caused to his brain at birth. 

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Have you ever bought a toy that did far more than it says on the box?

It was supposed to be a stocking filler, you know that last minute thing you buy…

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A guided tour around a special needs home

One of the many appeals of social media is the fact deep down we are all curious…

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A message to a grieving mother.

On the 12th of January 2016, my best friends son, my godson passed away, aged just…

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How to Act when around someone in a Wheelchair.

Ha! My title for this post was a trick. 

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Why Meryl Streep’s Acceptance Speech Spoke to Me

Five minutes after the crowd in The Beverly Hilton ended their standing ovation,…

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New Year - New Beginning – New You?

It’s that time of year when the ad teams would like us to happily reminisce…

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I’ve lost my 6 year old to a games console: Special Needs Parenting

I’m sure that many parents would be shocked (maybe even a bit disgusted) that…

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What I learnt in 2016

Dear 2016, 

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What are your special needs frustrations?

You know those little things that should frustrate you but actually become part of…

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A special needs mum’s inner monologue…

If you treated your close friends and family how you treated yourself how do you…

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Why special needs mums don’t make good friends!

I recently read an article where the writer was a mom of young kids and her life…

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What makes a good friend?

My seven year old daughter is a creative little soul. 

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Truth, Lies, and TV Pundits

Several times in recent months, while the debate about the introduction of Non-Invasive…

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Nativity: I wasn’t prepared for Mary’s lessons

Advent is an emotional time I’m fairly sure that it isn’t just me that…

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Age is but a Number

It's almost Christmas and the special needs bloggers are out in force with recommendations…

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The Lanterns

After my father passed away on the 16th December, I wasn’t sure how to face…

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Toys toys and more toys!

So this year I have a problem. 

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Special Needs Christmas: Hello I’m Albert the Elf

My name is Albert and I'm an elf, yes that's right one of Santa's elves.

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4 things I’m giving up in the New Year as a Mom of a child with significant needs

2017 will be the year I give up the following 4 things...

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Christmas with Autism: But I don’t like

There is not one part of the spectrum that is easier or harder than the other.

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Special Needs Christmas: But I didn’t ask for that

Christmas 2014 was a bit of a game changer in our household, yes we had done the…

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The Armchair Detective Does Christmas

There was no doubt The Kid was going to give me a headache ... and soon.

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Windchimes

I’d planned on writing about the difficult in searching for Christmas presents…

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Is it Friday yet?

Currently we’re working our way through a new quagmire of chaos and paperwork;…

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Glorious Autumn

Ah, Autumn.. the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.. and quite possibly my…

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The Worlds Most Expensive Mince Pie

In amongst the grind of daily life with a medical mystery (granted, a very handsome…

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