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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
This time of year is always scary. Flu season. This year already it has caused the…
by Melissa Schlemmer on 16th February, 2018
I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 16th February, 2018
Can I ask you a question?
by Miriam Gwynne on 14th February, 2018
I was watching a documentary about Autism, and it got me thinking back to my boy.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 8th February, 2018
The inevitable has happened and Sam has come down with the Dreaded Lurgy.
by Carolyn Voisey on 1st February, 2018
The flu. The scariest F-word to hit us this year. It has hit Texas and all over,…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 1st February, 2018
I count myself incredibly lucky. Not only is my husband my best friend, but we have…
You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…
by Zowie Kaye on 5th January, 2018
When my son, William, was born after complications I knew things wouldn’t be…
by Laura Moore on 3rd January, 2018
We love Christmas in the Kaye household.
by Zowie Kaye on 21st December, 2017
I love Christmas. The food, the decorations, the general cheer.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 21st December, 2017
In the US, Canada and Britain, the modern folklore of Santa Claus typically includes…
by Zowie Kaye on 14th December, 2017
It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,
by Ger Smyth on 13th December, 2017
I believe the appropriate word is ugg.
by Carolyn Voisey on 13th December, 2017
With Christmas approaching faster than I am ready for, it seems routine that I find…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 13th December, 2017
It has been nearly 365 days since we celebrated your sixth birthday.
by Jodi Shenal on 24th November, 2017
When you have a child or children with additional or special needs, it’s amazing…
by Rebecca Toal on 22nd November, 2017
Waiting is something both my children struggle with.
by Miriam Gwynne on 12th October, 2017
If you are like me, you are very very excited about the upcoming seasons and activities…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 29th September, 2017
One of the many things I struggle with, is being a step-parent
by Brittney Baumgartner on 15th September, 2017
Wondering what you should put on your child's wardrobe shopping list this Fall?
by Stacy Warden on 15th September, 2017
The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…
by Zowie Kaye on 8th September, 2017
As the school holidays come to an end my energy levels are depleted, my patience…
by Hayley Goleniowska on 4th September, 2017
Scream it from the top of the mountains in your bathrobe, because school is back…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 1st September, 2017
It's back to school time and while some traditional school supplies are needed…
by Stacy Warden on 1st September, 2017
Our family went to a pool party a few weeks ago and on our way home I texted my girlfriend…
by Melissa Schlemmer on 1st September, 2017
If like us the school holidays are a juggle of summer schemes, grandparents, childminders…
by Claire Smyth on 31st August, 2017
School holidays are one of those marmite subjects between special needs families…
by Laura Moore on 22nd August, 2017
In today’s world, an act of kindness is appreciated now more than ever.
by Jodi Shenal on 18th August, 2017
I do know where the ‘obsession’ came from. I am not sure I would call…
by Ger Smyth on 18th August, 2017
Now that Amy is a sizeable child days out are becoming more of a challenge when it…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 4th August, 2017
I recently set up a joint meeting with some of the professionals involved in Freddie’s…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 14th April, 2017