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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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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

What my Daughter has Taught me in 4 Years

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Spring Clean

I love this time of year.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Stopping To Admire The View On A Tough Journey

I was recently walking the dog up a very steep hill.

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Snow Days

Or should that be “SN-oh! Days”, for those, like us, who have a child…

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by Sarah Kay
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Blogger’s Block

I haven’t blogged for a while.  I had a second child, and spent a year…

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Mum’s the Word

My life changed when I became a mum. 

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by Sarah Kay
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A Letter to the Mother of my Children

To the mother of my children,

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Thank-You Mum

For me, the saying, “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a…

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I’m Ashamed That We Live In a UK that Allows This To Happen

Before I had a child with disabilities, I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t…

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Disabled Access Day?

 How About #DisabledAccessEveryday!’

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by Mark Arnold
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Little Steps Towards Disabled Access

Going out with my kids isn’t always easy.

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by Ann Hickman
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Wheelchair Accessible

A wheelchair adapted vehicle has made life easier for our family.

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by Laura Moore
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A Better Way to Change

As Disabled Access day approaches, I would sure love to bring attention to our changing…

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Who is She?

Who is She? She is the one we seek comfort from.

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by Ger Smyth
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Everything Happens for a Reason…?

A facebook friend of mine recently posted a link to an interview with a woman who…

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Do You Feel Like Your Life is on Hold?

I was supposed to be on a flight this morning to America. 

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Why I will Continue to Use the Term Special Needs

I have a son with extraordinary needs, special needs.

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Eco-Friendly

For most people, seeing That episode of Blue Planet 2 was probably the first time…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Little Acts of Kindness

I always want to see the good in people; irritatingly, I have often been disappointed. 

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by Carolyn Voisey
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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

‘Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness’…

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by Emily Sutton
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A Few Tips for Flu Season

This time of year is always scary. Flu season. This year already it has caused the…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Silver Linings

I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…

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Please would someone stop the world for a moment?

Because I want to get off. 2016 was brutal and its friend 2017 has not been pleasant…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Happy Valentine’s to my Village

It takes a village. A tribe. A family. Raising a child with special needs isn’t…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Valentine’s Day is Different Now

It was once a day where you rushed through the front door, waving your handmade masterpiece…

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by Ger Smyth
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Saint Valentine and Seizures

When you think of Valentine’s Day, I suspect you think of cards, flowers, hearts…

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by Emma Murphy
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The Mystery of the Blue Badge

There is obviously something mysterious and complex about the Blue Badge. Ah yes,…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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When your child’s mental health is a concern

If there was one thing I wished people could understand about mental health it would…

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