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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…
by Carolyn Voisey on 21st May, 2018
This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 18th May, 2018
One of Freddie’s older siblings went through mainstream school with a diagnosis…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 8th May, 2018
Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…
by Zowie Kaye on 8th May, 2018
I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…
by Zowie Kaye on 30th March, 2018
Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.
by Ann Hickman on 30th March, 2018
Epilepsy and Autism
by Mark Arnold on 26th March, 2018
There really is nothing like becoming a mum.
by Ann Hickman on 13th March, 2018
To the mother of my children,
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 9th March, 2018
Can I ask you a question?
by Miriam Gwynne on 14th February, 2018
I was watching a documentary about Autism, and it got me thinking back to my boy.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 8th February, 2018
If there was one thing I wished people could understand about mental health it would…
by Miriam Gwynne on 6th February, 2018
I recently watched the film Ground Hog Day. If you haven’t watched the film,…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 19th January, 2018
Out with 2017 and in with the brand new 2018.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 11th January, 2018
You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…
by Zowie Kaye on 5th January, 2018
I was walking both my children to the local shop when I snapped this pic. I was hoping…
by Miriam Gwynne on 4th January, 2018
I had this perfect plan in my head of how I would tell my son about his autism diagnosis.
by Zowie Kaye on 21st December, 2017
I realised that I have never had a New Year’s Resolution.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 21st December, 2017
Yes I’m afraid it’s yet another blog about those silly New Year’s…
by Miriam Gwynne on 21st December, 2017
Sure, I need to drink more water, exercise more frequently, and eat less sugar…Who…
by Jodi Shenal on 21st December, 2017
Life is busy. It’s not always easy for couples to find uninterrupted time…
We love Christmas in the Kaye household.
I love Christmas. The food, the decorations, the general cheer.
I am afraid I need a bit of an emotional rant. You see there is something that really…
by Miriam Gwynne on 15th December, 2017
Christmas time, a season of roasted chestnuts as you walk down the high street, a…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 12th December, 2017
It starts to creep up on me as October begins…I feel it rising as store shelves…
by Jodi Shenal on 11th December, 2017
It was the night before my twins 9th birthday and I was busy building playmobil,…
by Miriam Gwynne on 20th November, 2017
Yes this is a picture of my son eating his dinner while sitting on a windowsill. Hardly…
I have two children the same age but who could not be more different.
by Miriam Gwynne on 13th November, 2017
Of all the traits I wished upon and try to bestow in my child – kindness is…
by Zowie Kaye on 13th November, 2017
Life Skills. Those two words have been hammered into my mind time and again…
by Jodi Shenal on 9th November, 2017
It was a Friday morning and I was lying in a hospital bed watching the clock moving…
by Miriam Gwynne on 9th November, 2017