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‘Lost Voice Guy’ wins Britain’s Got Talent

Is this a disability watershed moment?

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Life with a Partially Verbal Child

I always pause when filling out medical forms for my daughter when it comes to questions…

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National Sibling Day

Siblings eh? Where would we be without them.

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Stress Awareness Day

We all have it, in one form or another.

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Stress Awareness Month

Breathe in…2….3…… and out, 2…3…4….5….6!!…

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Bohring-Opitz Awareness Day

Talynn Gurganus was born at 35 weeks on January 27, 2014.

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Easter At Our House

Will we have singing this Easter?

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The Impossible

“We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.” 

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Disability and Brexit

We are a year away from the agreed beginning of the Brexit transition period, due…

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What “Purple Day” Means To Me

“Purple Day” may sound like a silly title given to March 26, but for…

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World Down’s Syndrome Day

Check out our World Downs Syndrome Day Infographic, produced with our friends at Downs…

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Medicine - A Job in Itself

Medicine is a subject that I see crop up a lot on the various forums and pages I…

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 Part 2

Are children with Down's Syndrome really easier to raise than those with other…

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Therapy

It is difficult being a luddite married to a tecnophile.

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by Jane Scott
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Spring Clean

I love this time of year.

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Stopping To Admire The View On A Tough Journey

I was recently walking the dog up a very steep hill.

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Blogger’s Block

I haven’t blogged for a while.  I had a second child, and spent a year…

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Mum’s the Word

My life changed when I became a mum. 

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Mother’s Day

Mother ~ They walk among us daily.

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by Ger Smyth
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A Letter to the Mother of my Children

To the mother of my children,

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Thank-You Mum

For me, the saying, “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Disabled Access Day?

 How About #DisabledAccessEveryday!’

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by Mark Arnold
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The Power of Innocence

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having…

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Everything Happens for a Reason…?

A facebook friend of mine recently posted a link to an interview with a woman who…

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

One of the lesser known eating disorders is ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake…

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Do You Feel Like Your Life is on Hold?

I was supposed to be on a flight this morning to America. 

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One in a Million

This month we are celebrating Rare Disease Day.

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Eco-Friendly

For most people, seeing That episode of Blue Planet 2 was probably the first time…

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Mum Competitions

When I was pregnant with my first child, people warned me not to be a Mum whose baby…

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Being a Single Special Needs Parent for a Week

Parenting is… TOUGH, isn’t it? Parenting a child with extra physical,…

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Little Acts of Kindness

I always want to see the good in people; irritatingly, I have often been disappointed. 

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