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Special Needs Families: 4 accessible places to have a stay-cation this summer

Going on holiday is good for the soul, I truly believe that, which is why I am always…

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The things we resort to when there has been no bench and hoist

It is estimated that 1 in 260 people in the UK need an adult sized changing bench…

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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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We’re all going on a…SUMMER HOL-I-DAY

How does that song go again?

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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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Will she Always Have that Tube?

If I had a £1 for every time I was asked that question.

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3 Things I Would Tell My Past Self - If I Could

When I think back to 2009 when William was born it is all a bit of a blur

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Thinking of the Special Needs Moms that are Struggling on Mother’s Day

After a long night caring and keeping your child with special needs safe, comfortable…

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Our New Badge

When I was a child I had these little books with photographs in and each time you…

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I Have Learned a Lesson

I have learned a lesson recently. A few things have happened that have led me to…

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We Must Always Be Kind

When I was pregnant so many people said to me "get used to no sleep!!"…

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Perspective

It's all a matter of perspective. This is what I keep having to tell myself when…

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Finding New Friends Through Unexpected Avenues

Just recently, all while doing a 2am feeding for my youngest son Theodore, I was…

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Why I hate being a special needs mum!

I hate being a special needs Mum...there I said it...shocked?

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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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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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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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Special Needs Families: Why don’t you want us in your city?

Dear Winchester City Council, We visited your beautiful city last weekend...

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Special Needs Parenting: What I think of equipment

The last week or so has been a real eye opener for me. 

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Comparison is the thief of joy: Special Needs Parenting

Recently someone somewhere (who knows it may even have been a dream!) posted a quote:…

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Halloween in a CP world

Lately, I seem to be suffering with grumpy negative whinger disease. Honestly, I…

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Watching my kids gain independence

Let’s be honest here – sometimes watching our kids grow and gain independence…

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Playground ‘Friends’

It started out as a typical trip to our favourite playground. Except this time, something…

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“I don’t want to have Cerebral Palsy any more mum.”

These were the heart-breaking words my little boy said to me this morning. One day…

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A sporting chance

I used to sit worrying so much about how my little boy would feel during PE lessons…

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Should SEN parents be worried about how much screen time their children have?

As I type this, my son is playing on his Kindle and my daughter is playing Leapfrog…

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We were thrown together for a reason

A letter to my NICU mums. When we were planning our families we didn’t even…

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Raising a child with special needs: Autism - our bubble.

Hey! It's me again, I'd taken a little while off from blogging whilst I learnt…

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When people say our son with cerebral palsy ‘will be just fine’…

The early days of coming to terms with our child's diagnosis was painful.  

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