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Finding Physical Activities Your Child Loves

Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…

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The highs and lows of an EHCP

We all know that parenting a child with complex needs comes with its fair share of…

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Spring Clean

I love this time of year.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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From A Mother To Her Mother

There really is nothing like becoming a mum.

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by Ann Hickman
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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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by Emily Sutton
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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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Mother’s Day

Mother ~ They walk among us daily.

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by Ger Smyth
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A Letter to the Mother of my Children

To the mother of my children,

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Mother’s Day (UK)

I see women around me who bring up their children with warmth, care and affection. 

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International Women’s Day

International Women's Day grew out of the labour movement to become a UN-recognised…

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by Zowie Kaye
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The Power of Innocence

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having…

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by Emily Sutton
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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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Why I Love the Firefly GoTo Shop

Tesco's motto is every little helps. It’s a particularly apt motto if you're…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

One of the lesser known eating disorders is ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake…

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by Emily Sutton
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Being a Single Special Needs Parent for a Week

Parenting is… TOUGH, isn’t it? Parenting a child with extra physical,…

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by Rebecca Toal
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3 Ways to Help Siblings Bond when One has a Disability

I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends and…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Learning Social Cues

I was watching a documentary about Autism, and it got me thinking back to my boy.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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The struggle is real

The inevitable has happened and Sam has come down with the Dreaded Lurgy. 

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Fear of the F word

The flu. The scariest F-word to hit us this year. It has hit Texas and all over,…

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It can’t just be me…can it?

I count myself incredibly lucky. Not only is my husband my best friend, but we have…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Dear Bullies

You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…

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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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by Laura Moore
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Special Needs Families: HO HO H…….Ohhhhhh No!!

We love Christmas in the Kaye household. 

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by Zowie Kaye
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Special Needs Parenting: A Christmas Wish

I love Christmas. The food, the decorations, the general cheer. 

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Special Needs Families: Elf on the shelf

In the US, Canada and Britain, the modern folklore of Santa Claus typically includes…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Fairytale of a Special Needs Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,

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by Ger Smyth
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Tired and Grumpy, and that’s just Mummy

I believe the appropriate word is ugg.

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Special Needs Parenting: Christmas Shenanigans

With Christmas approaching faster than I am ready for, it seems routine that I find…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Special Needs Families: When your birthday rolls around

It has been nearly 365 days since we celebrated your sixth birthday. 

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