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Home from Home

Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…

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Public Inconvenience

This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.

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Special Needs Families: Happy Holidays

I know most parents, perhaps especially special needs parents, are breathing a sigh…

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How to Make a Fidget: DIY Sensory Disorder Toys

As children of an occupational therapist, my kids are well-versed in the use…

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Disability and a throwaway culture

​We live in a society full of people who tend to throw away whatever they become…

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Special Needs Parenting: Trusting someone else to care

​Big news today…for the first time I had to come into work this morning…

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The Advantages of Homeschooling Special Needs Students

We had been educating our children at home for quite a few years already by the time…

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“How do you cope? I know I couldn’t”

This is a question/statement I hear quite often. 

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Special Needs Families: Society is just not accessible!

I’m on my soap box. And apologies for the rant. 

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7 Things to do When Planning Your Special Needs Child’s Future

​Here are my 7 suggestion for things to do when planning for your disabled child's…

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Extreme Changing: Special Needs Families

We have become quite inventive my husband and I when faced with the need to tend…

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Blues and Twos: Special Needs Parenting

A friend of mine recently posted on face book about a trip she’d taken to A&E…

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Please Take My Hand:  (Four Steps to Asking for Help on the Special Needs Journey)

Asking for help can be surprisingly hard for a special needs parent.  

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GoTo Shop Trolley Dash

​For a couple of years now I’ve found taking my daughter, Lucy, food shopping…

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Special Needs Parenting: Oh sleep.. How I miss you!!

So, it's 3am and I'm awake again.

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Special Needs Parenting: We need to talk…

​Our previous paediatrician (who sadly retired last year) had a rather dramatic…

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Special Needs Inside Out

I very much imagine that – having seen ‘Inside Out’ over the summer…

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Friendships when you’re a special needs parent

​I’d never been one of those people who had lots of friends.

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Special Needs Parenting: Gratitude – when you least expect it

​We have been through the wringer during the past few weeks.

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Children’s Hospice - Another world

“It’s OK Mum” I whisper, “She’s real” but even…

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The Importance of Advocating for Our Loved Ones With Special Needs

Unless it effects them in some sort of personal way, the general public doesn’t…

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The hospital of my dreams

Miss Z is back in hospital and it looks like it will be a lengthy admission.

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The things that upset you as a special needs parent

​Don’t ever feel like you can’t talk to me. Please don’t ever…

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…and what do you do with your DLA dear?

D. L. A. Disability Living Allowance. Something we really don’t talk about.…

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Reflections on Special Needs Fair Day

​The Montana Fair has an annual disability day where they open the park for 2 hours…

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Why ‘Special Needs’ Parents Really Are Super-Parents

​A while ago, I saw a meme somewhere on social media which said: ‘I am a…

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What ifs, what onlys and the 10 things that make me happy!

​There is no getting away from the fact that being a carer is damn hard. …

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Special Needs Daily Battles

​When life is just, well, MEH.

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Special Needs Families: Our first holiday as a family of four.

 So, we did it. We went on holiday.

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Family fund saved my sanity

What is family fund? Who are they? Family fund is a charitable organisation who help…

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Keeping a child with special needs safe

​I hear it from mothers of children with special needs all the time.

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Special Needs Parenting: My biggest disappointment…

​I’m sure everyone is expecting me to say that my biggest disappointment…

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