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I am a bit of a plant geek.

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The quick way to avoid internet scare stories

Recently, I made a decision. Until the end of my pregnancy, I am done with the Internet,…

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Solving the back-to-work dilemma

When we received Oliver's diagnosis, I had no idea that I was also receiving…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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The redundant stair-gates

This week we have removed the stair-gates from two doorways and passed them on to…

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Here’s my secret weapon for surviving long hospital visits…

Oliver has had countless tests throughout his life so far. For every test, we always…

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Special needs parenting: “I could never do what you do”

I am a trained nurse. However, I’ve chosen to hang up my nursing hat for a…

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by Rebecca Toal
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5 Things this Special Needs Mom Will Never Say

This illness has been a blessing in disguise - It is my opinion that no parent…

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Grieving the loss of normality

I’ve struggled with this post for several days now. It’s very raw still…

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Undiagnosed Awareness Day

*waves* Hello? Helllllooooo? Over here! Life is full of Awareness Days. All trying…

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My daughter’s label has fallen off

I am an accidental expert at choosing items in a shop that are missing their sticker.…

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Every day is Undiagnosed Day in our house

Remember when the postman used to deliver mail early in the morning? Well, these…

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Thank you for making me a better person, son

Sometimes with the hustle and bustle of everyday life consisting of school, homework,…

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by Telina Knight
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The healing power of animals

We love animals in our household… in fact, it really wouldn’t feel like…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Non-verbal Woes

It's hard when you know that something is wrong with your child but you don't…

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Snowdrop Therapy

Snowdrop was established in 2007 by founder and Chief Executive Andrew Brereton.…

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What to get for the child who has everything

On 15th April my little miracle celebrates his 4th Birthday. 4 years. How on Earth…

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The Power of Music

I have many memories that come to mind when I hear a particular song. The song we…

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It’s Ok to Ask

We were sitting in a waiting room and a little boy not even 6 years old was watching…

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The Dark Side to Special Needs Parenting

An outsider looking in might just think that our lives are doom and gloom with a…

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Disciplining Children With Special Needs

When my daughter, Bethany was two years old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.…

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Hop it, Easter Bunny!

There’ve been a couple of occasions when I’ve been accused of being cruel…

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Meet Twincess

It is fair to say that one of the most dis-respective things about peoples reaction…

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Changing gear

So far, March has been busy/chaotic/stressful… even more so than usual! After…

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Reaching out to other parents of kids with special needs

We had known each other once before, in school, but had lost touch for many years. …

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“Dear illegal parker…”

I have a square, blue card in the window of my minivan that is boldly imprinted…

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New Wheels

We are in the process of getting a new wheelchair for Afua.  It’s a daunting…

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Special needs parenting: a ‘thank you’ to teachers and therapists

‘Bravo Mia!’ These are the words that guide me down the hall to Mia’s…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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The Positive Side of My Daughter’s Disability

Unfortunately for me, (and probably for those with whom I live) I come from a long…

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by Faith, Hope and Love
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The Ominous “First Year”

There is nothing in the world that can quite prepare you for the journey you embark…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Graduating from Portage

​Since Twinkle was referred to early support services we have been lucky to have…

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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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