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

What Being Discharged Really Feels Like

I’m standing at a cliff edge crying out for help for my child.

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Stress Awareness and Support for Special Needs Families

Often the starting point for any organisation looking to be more inclusive of children…

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Temporary Changing

Temporary changing place toilets have their place, but they should never be a permanent…

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by Laura Moore
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Spring Clean

I love this time of year.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Snow Days

Or should that be “SN-oh! Days”, for those, like us, who have a child…

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by Sarah Kay
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Blogger’s Block

I haven’t blogged for a while.  I had a second child, and spent a year…

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by Emily Sutton
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Mother’s Day

Mother ~ They walk among us daily.

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by Ger Smyth
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I’m Ashamed That We Live In a UK that Allows This To Happen

Before I had a child with disabilities, I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Little Steps Towards Disabled Access

Going out with my kids isn’t always easy.

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by Ann Hickman
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Mother’s Day (UK)

I see women around me who bring up their children with warmth, care and affection. 

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International Women’s Day

International Women's Day grew out of the labour movement to become a UN-recognised…

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by Zowie Kaye
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A Better Way to Change

As Disabled Access day approaches, I would sure love to bring attention to our changing…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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The Power of Innocence

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having…

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by Emily Sutton
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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

One of the lesser known eating disorders is ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake…

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by Emily Sutton
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Our Rare Disease Story

When my daughter was born in 2015, I knew my world would never be the same. …

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Finding a Rare Disease Family

rare ADJECTIVE (of an event, situation, or condition) not occurring very often.

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When Every Day is Rare Disease Day

Officially, a disease is classed as rare if it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people. 

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Rare Diseases Aren’t That Rare

It’s funny how one day a year we are supposed to shout from the rooftops about…

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by Ger Smyth
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Why I will Continue to Use the Term Special Needs

I have a son with extraordinary needs, special needs.

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Eco-Friendly

For most people, seeing That episode of Blue Planet 2 was probably the first time…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Mum Competitions

When I was pregnant with my first child, people warned me not to be a Mum whose baby…

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Being a Single Special Needs Parent for a Week

Parenting is… TOUGH, isn’t it? Parenting a child with extra physical,…

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by Rebecca Toal
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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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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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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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