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Home from Home

Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…

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Public Inconvenience

This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.

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CP Diagnosis and Hope from a Racing Driver

I remember clearly the first time that the diagnosis “Cerebral Palsy”…

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

What my Daughter has Taught me in 4 Years

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The Importance of Family

I remember as a child hearing people say that as long as you have your health then…

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An Unpredictable Life

"Hasn't she got rosy red cheeks!? Is she teething or is she always like…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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National Hug Day

Milestones... we all wait and wait for them to come and then we celebrate the tiniest…

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by Laura Moore
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The Crystal Ball of Hope

When my son, William, was born after complications I knew things wouldn’t be…

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by Laura Moore
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Christmas as a Special needs Family

It's getting dark earlier, the days are getting colder.

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Communication and One Sided Conversations

I think parenting any child is forever changing, a multifaceted, and often complex…

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Special Needs Families: What do they see when they look at me?

What do they see when they look at me? 

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World Toilet Day 2017

Wow. There honestly must be a day for everything. Until about a week ago, I didn’t…

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5 Things I Didn’t Realise Before I had a Disabled Child

1 Disabled toilets are really rubbish! I’m not going to lie, before my son…

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Special Needs Parents: I am so proud

Too much time can be spent either ploughing through the day and going through the…

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Special Needs Parents: Accepting change

Accepting and embracing change has never been easy for me. I'm not known for…

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What I want you to know on World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy (CP) day will be celebrated on Friday 6 October in…

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by Laura Moore
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World Cerebral Palsy Day 2017

October is an important month in our world, not just because of Halloween (which…

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Special Needs Families: My son and his service dog

We’ve had Ewok, our son’s golden doodle, at our home for one week. In…

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by Kara Melissa
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Benefits of Massage for Children with Special Needs

Does your child have difficulty winding down at bedtime or staying asleep? 

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by Rebecca Toal
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Special Needs Families: Getting ready for Ewok

We recently had our first training session with Sebastian’s service dog, Ewok.…

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by Kara Melissa
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Disability Assistance Dogs

Several months ago, I spent hours one morning calling and emailing all the disability…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Special Needs Parents: When life keeps reminding you you’re different

I received an email recently from a well-known "motherly" high street store.…

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Special Needs: Riding the Bus

Sebastian has been riding a bus to school for the past three years. He commutes to…

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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

In the past, when people would stare... it used to make me feel sad. It made me want…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Special Needs Parenting: Sleep

This post only really needed that title to probably grab your attention. If you're…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Special Needs Family: Accepting our new normal

We spend a lot of time focusing on the positives and accepting that this is our "normal".

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Special Needs Parenting: When she’s not there

My identity as me and not just mum!

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Special Needs Parenting: Why is she Doing This??

"Why is she doing this?"; A question I have found myself asking since Amy…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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We’re all going on a…SUMMER HOL-I-DAY

How does that song go again?

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by Rebecca Toal
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The Definition of a Friend

friend/frɛnd - nouna person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection,

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A Proper Holiday

We had our first "proper" holiday a few months ago. I've been wanting…

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5 Tips to Make Airports Less Stressful Places to Be

We all know that airports aren’t the calmest environments but you can reduce…

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