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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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G is for .... Genetics

If it wasn’t for a ‘faulty’ or ‘quirky’ set of genes…

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What exactly is Down Syndrome?

I was forty three years old when I was expecting my ninth child!

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Home Truths

​I’ve written before about how I don’t really notice whether or not…

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How special is ‘Special’?

Freddie is six, but for various reasons we often use one of the big Maclaren special…

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Special Needs Parenting: Passing the Test

‘She made a perfect tableau of pampered maternal contentment, reclining on…

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Special Needs Parenting: Elephants in the Room

It is a common misconception that most babies with Down’s Syndrome are born…

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Why I chose to put my son in Special School

​One day, a couple of years ago, I went to the doctor’s surgery to collect…

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Special Needs Parenting: The Judgement of Strangers

​I have often heard, and read, about special needs parents who say that they and…

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Special Needs Parenting: Best made plans…

This isn’t quite how I’d planned it to be, or rather how I’d imagined…

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Why I never grieved over my child’s diagnosis

More than half my pregnancies ended in miscarriage.  Each time it happened I…

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Why my Dad is a Superdad, by Freddie

My Dad is a Superdad. My dad is a Superdad because… By Freddie aged 6.

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World Down Syndrome Day 2015

​Saturday 21st March, World Down Syndrome Day 2015 will be the culmination of a…

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What it means to be an Aunt and a Sister

​Being a mum of two, Grace aged 6 and Joe aged 4, I know how difficult it can be…

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