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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

‘Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness’…

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3 Ways to Help Siblings Bond when One has a Disability

I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends and…

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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

‘Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness’…

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by Emily Sutton
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3 Ways to Help Siblings Bond when One has a Disability

I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends and…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Silver Linings

I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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A Good Deed

As we all know, with the new year comes the dreaded reset on insurance deductibles.

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Happy Valentine’s to my Village

It takes a village. A tribe. A family. Raising a child with special needs isn’t…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Waiting Room Woes

I could feel the blood rushing to my head. I knew I was the center of attention,…

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by Ger Smyth
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The Mystery of the Blue Badge

There is obviously something mysterious and complex about the Blue Badge. Ah yes,…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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The struggle is real

The inevitable has happened and Sam has come down with the Dreaded Lurgy. 

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Fear of the F word

The flu. The scariest F-word to hit us this year. It has hit Texas and all over,…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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It can’t just be me…can it?

I count myself incredibly lucky. Not only is my husband my best friend, but we have…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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New Year, New Avenues

January has just come to a close, and the new year has brought new avenues already!

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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You’ll Never Know

I was chatting with a friend a while ago about our daily life and I mentioned something…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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National Storytelling Week

In honour of national storytelling week, I thought I’d write a short story…

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by Ger Smyth
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A Hard Day’s Night

When my eldest child, Sean, was first born and I was up four or five times in the…

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by Emma Murphy
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A Special Relationship

My eldest son, Sean, is just 14 months older than his profoundly disabled younger…

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by Emma Murphy
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A Poster Girl for Disability

Years ago, we had a disastrous meal out. Pearl was present but not yet born, perhaps…

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by Jane Scott
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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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Keeping your Cool

I was doing a bit of research for this post and found myself fully side tracked and…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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The Kindness of Strangers

Christmas this year was a bit of a wash out. In the seven-week run up, our house…

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by Jane Scott
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It’s Okay to Mourn

My daughter is now 17 months and I have only just accepted that it is ok to mourn.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Dear Specialist

We have waited many months for your appointment. Questions have been forming in my…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Pearls of Wisdom

I have long thought that life could only be improved by spontaneous bouts of dancing…

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by Jane Scott
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In with the Old and Out with the New

It’s the other way around for most people but we are not most people.

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by Ger Smyth
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Splashy Review

We have tried out numerous bath products with William over the years but none of…

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by Laura Moore
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New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t make New year resolutions, I never keep them .I felt guilty about not…

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by Ger Smyth
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Happy and Healthy Baby

As a parent all you want is for your child to be happy and healthy.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Dear Bullies

You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Am I Sharing Too Much?

You all may or may not have come across a few stories here and there, of families…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Realising her Brother is Different

I was walking both my children to the local shop when I snapped this pic. I was hoping…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Special Needs Parenting: Finding kindness and the perfect shoes

I am normally an Amazon.com kind of Mom.  

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by Jodi Shenal
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