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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.

World Prematurity Day 2017

We are the forever grateful parents of an ex-premature baby.

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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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Thrown in at the deep end: Being a first time, young, special needs mother

​It seems a million years ago when trying to remember the ‘old me’,…

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‘Dear World…’ - Raising Children with Special Needs

Dear World, I want to talk to you about my son, Danny.

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Special Needs Families: Inclusion in Brown Towers

​I can remember when I first heard the words Cerebral Palsy in relation to Thomas.

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In The School of Life, My Boy is an Honor Student

It is days like today that I want to close the car door and just sit in the quietness…

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In praise of the P-pod

Oh, how much do we love this piece of kit?!  For those who don’t know,…

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Why I hate my son’s disability

I hate my son’s disability. I would take it away in an instant. (I never really…

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The beginning of the Special Needs Journey

Of course not everyone goes through a traumatic pre-term birth, I know my views on…

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The Strength of a Special Twin Mummy

As a human being I am pre programmed to survive, and so far I have survived every…

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A light in a never-ending tunnel

I so often sit here thinking of things to write and more often than not, they are…

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Finding Your Place in the Dark – Getting the Right Information as an SN Parent

Picture this: You are placed in a pitch black room that you have never been in before…

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Becoming a full time carer for my daughter with Cerebral Palsy

A few years ago; before all of this, I was very much a free spirit, very excitable…

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Don’t Count Me Out:  Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Cerebral Palsy is a condition that impairs muscle coordination, which is typically…

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Cerebral Palsy Parenting & Guilt

I learned a while a go that parenthood brings a lot of different emotions and feelings;…

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Hello! Everyone meet Aj.

​Hello! Everyone meet Aj. Aj was born at 40 weeks and 3 days gestation. 

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The Day we Received Amy’s Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Nothing can quite prepare you for the array of emotions you will feel when given…

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A Letter to My Son, Who Lives in the Shadow of Cerebral Palsy

To my Son, I am sorry. I’m sorry that I’m not the fun, laid back, energetic…

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by Natalie Luckett
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The News that Jade has Cerebral Palsy changed everything

Since we started Jade with physiotherapy things changed dramatically. We had to come…

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by Caro Robbertze
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Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Care What you can Afford For Your Child

Having a child with CP can bring a lot of expenses. Medical Aid in South Africa does…

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by Caro Robbertze
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Relationship Advice Part 3 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

I've been writing this blog now since Zack was born. It began as a…

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Relationship Advice Part 2 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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Super Seth Travels the World: Part 1 of 4

Over the next four months Firefly will follow an adventurous and outgoing special…

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Zack zips about in his GoTo Seat

When Zack was little going to the supermarket on my own, meant pushing him round…

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by Linzi Price
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Relationship Advice Part 1 of 3: To parents dealing with a child’s new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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