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It Gets Easier…

…and harder in some ways, but don’t worry, you’ve got this!

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‘Lost Voice Guy’ wins Britain’s Got Talent

Is this a disability watershed moment?

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A New Furry Pal

I remember early on, well after receiving Oliver’s diagnosis, looking in to…

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Stop Comparing

I have seen this time and time again. I know that this may come as a surprise to…

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Thought for the Day

Inspirational quotes, you know the ones. They pop up on your face book feed with…

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by Jane Scott
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The Importance of Family

I remember as a child hearing people say that as long as you have your health then…

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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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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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A Special Relationship

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

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National Young Carers Day

He drops his bag by the sitting room door. I ask how his day was. I generally get…

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Please Don’t Forget Me

I have realised since having my baby that people seem to have drifted away. I know…

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An Unpredictable Life

"Hasn't she got rosy red cheeks!? Is she teething or is she always like…

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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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Pearls of Wisdom

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

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5 Ways to Reduce your Stress Levels This New Year

Being a special needs parent is stressful, we all know that!  So here are 5…

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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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Top Tips for Making a Hospital Stay More Comfortable for Parents of Disabled Children

I consider myself rather lucky because although William has had his fair share of…

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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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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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The Crystal Ball of Hope

When my son, William, was born after complications I knew things wouldn’t be…

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Emotional Pets

I have seen a lot shared by families about finding a dog as a therapy or emotional…

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Special Needs Family Resolutions

I realised that I have never had a New Year’s Resolution. 

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Three New Year’s Resolutions that would help my family

Yes I’m afraid it’s yet another blog about those silly New Year’s…

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Special Needs Parenting: Migloo

I’ve been campaigning for changing places toilets for several years now and…

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by Laura Moore
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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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Christmas as a Special needs Family

It's getting dark earlier, the days are getting colder.

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Milestones

There are many milestones we picture once we have children. 

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Special Needs Parenting: Holiday Heartache

The holidays are upon us! Get togethers, holiday traditions, shopping, and gift giving.

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Let’s Hear it for the Carers

There are people who walk amongst us who look like everyone else.

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