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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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New Year, New Avenues

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

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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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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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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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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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Special Needs Parenting: Finding kindness and the perfect shoes

I am normally an Amazon.com kind of Mom.  

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New Year, New Me?

We have all said it... With the New Year, comes new ideas, changes, hopes, beliefs. 

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Special Needs New Year’s

As a new year approaches I look back at 2017 and think WOW. 

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Resolutions of a 40 year old Special Needs Mom

Sure, I need to drink more water, exercise more frequently, and eat less sugar…Who…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Special Needs Parenting: Side effects may include

There are occasions which don’t so much as pull the rug out from under our…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Why I wish toy manufacturers would stop having ages on toys

I am afraid I need a bit of an emotional rant. You see there is something that really…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Special Needs Parenting: My Christmas wish list

I can remember writing out my Christmas wish list as a child, excited for all the…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Special Needs Families: Elf on the shelf

In the US, Canada and Britain, the modern folklore of Santa Claus typically includes…

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by Zowie Kaye
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First Christmas

I am one of those people that like to have everything bought for Christmas by August.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Fairytale of a Special Needs Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,

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by Ger Smyth
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Tired and Grumpy, and that’s just Mummy

I believe the appropriate word is ugg.

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