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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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First Christmas

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

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For Better or Worse (in praise of Loulou’s Daddy)

When I first saw Loulou’s Daddy many years ago at University I fancied him…

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Why I Love My Father: A Special Needs Father’s Day Tribute

‘An effective father devotes himself to become an instrument and model of human…

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GoTo Shop Campaign

Dear Firefly Friend My son Daniel is 6, he has profound and multiple learning difficulties.…

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When it all goes to @$%£!

There are days when I feel like I could take on the world.  Today is not one…

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12 Tips for Special Needs Dads

​A little disclaimer before we get cracking: I’m writing this from the perspective…

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Splash

We haven’t taken Twinkle swimming since she was a tiny, around a year old.…

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Epilepsy - The medication juggling act

In many ways, having a child with special needs is no different to having a typical…

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At Home With Inclusion

If I was to categorise my three children, I could say any of the following;  I…

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Becoming a mum to a little girl with disabilities has reignited my passion for sensible…

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Dear Mr Cameron

Dear Mr Cameron Congratulations. I’m not a Conservative voter, and I must admit…

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My top 10 things to bring to hospital

On the whole we have had more than our fair share of hospital admissions, unfortunately…

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The case of the teleporting cat… and where has our crockery gone??!

A week ago saw the Big Move happen, Team Sam are now happily ensconced in our new…

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Eating… the delayed development way

Food. What a conundrum for a parent of a child with additional needs. When we first…

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We’re Going Gray For May Part Three Making Wishes and Dreams Come True

When your child is battling a life threatening illness, going on a fun filled trip…

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I worry therefore I am?

I’ve never had an ordinary child so I can’t say if I’d worry less,…

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When family can’t or won’t help

We’ve been very lucky since Sam’s arrival - my parents have been incredibly…

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Celebrating Each Milestone

One thing my daughter continually teaches me, is to celebrate each achievement no…

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Why I hate my son’s disability

I hate my son’s disability. I would take it away in an instant. (I never really…

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Pressure

I’m so scared of getting things wrong these days. Worrying about Sam’s…

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The joys of school transport

Really, how hard can it be to sort out school transport?!  Do other SEN families…

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That cringing moment when…

… you realise that you’ve forgotten an appointment. Again. Oh dear,…

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In Praise of Special Needs Dads

There is one group of people who are noticeably underrepresented in the blogs I read…

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The Strength of a Special Twin Mummy

As a human being I am pre programmed to survive, and so far I have survived every…

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All about a bed

In the beginning there was sleep. Far too much of it as it turns out. At the time…

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Hatching New Special Needs Ideas

You know when you just need a thing? You know……? A thing to help with…

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Growing Pains

Every day out, weekend away or staycation with Lou Lou brings a whole new dose of…

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A light in a never-ending tunnel

I so often sit here thinking of things to write and more often than not, they are…

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Mothers, unite!

I can’t possibly be the only Mum who has noticed this; our children and families…

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Fear of Failing

Today things have all come to a head somewhat. A week after Sam’s first EPC…

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A home and a workplace?

I’ve never worked from home. Unless you count when I was studying for my degree,…

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