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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.

Holiday Cheer vs Holilday Stress

It starts to creep up on me as October begins…I feel it rising as store shelves…

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Milestones

There are many milestones we picture once we have children. 

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Let’s Hear it for the Carers

There are people who walk amongst us who look like everyone else.

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November for the Hinkley Family

November comes with few and far between appointments for Oliver. 

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Special Needs Parents, CoppaFeel! This Month

Let’s talk about boobs, shall we? 

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Special Needs Parenting: How to survive the change in seasons

I feel like summer arrived and left in one day this year and already autumn has set…

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by Laura Moore
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Special Needs Families: What you really say when you tell your child you are sorry!

It’s the summer holidays and for many parents this can be a really difficult…

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Special Needs Parenting: When did I stop introducing myself as me?

“Hi, I’m Heidi’s Mum”. That’s pretty much my standard…

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by Sarah Kay
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More than a Typical Daddy

In our world of special needs parenting we often hear little from or about these…

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by Ger Smyth
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Happiness Is

Happiness is the quiet moment hidden in the blur of a busy day.

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by Ger Smyth
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No Limitations

With the New Year, comes new seasons and opportunities to play sports! We never knew…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Miracles

We all have this fairy tale view of what a miracle is, you know, the big event that…

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A Different Kind of Playing

We had the amazing opportunity over the Christmas holidays to spend time visiting…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Life, Interrupted

Here we are, once again sitting in a hospital bedroom. Waiting. Always waiting... 

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Special Needs Families: Winter

If you're like me, and love the summer, you'll be wondering where this sudden…

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Preparing for the ‘Flu-stive’ Season

Many people hang festive foil-wrapped chocolate shapes off their Christmas tree,…

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“Please just one bite” - Introducing new foods

I remember back to when my son was about 18 months old and he suddenly stopping eating…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Taking time for Me!

Since becoming a mum 11 years ago, I haven’t been the best at taking time to…

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by Rebecca Toal
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I am one in four, but why do I not want to talk about it?

I am '1 in 4*' but like many other women, I don't ever talk about…

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Five lessons my autistic daughter is learning through having a tropical fish tank

When my daughter was first diagnosed with autism three years ago this month I received…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Is My Whole Family Disabled by Proxy? - Raising Children with Disabilties

“Oh! Look at how well she is doing (insert everyday something here)!”

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by Chris Mobley
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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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“I’ll Take Care of Her When You Get Too Old” - Raising Children with Disabilties

As parents, we all want to know that our kids will be fine someday without us. …

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by Jodi Shenal
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4 Stages of Parental Sex - And Why Having Kids with Disabilities May Keep You at Stage 1

As everyone knows, sex is an important part of a healthy relationship.  Sexual…

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by Fiona Russo
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That Animated Film!

It would seem that everyone in the universe has seen the new Disney film Frozen!…

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All of us, son, love all of you

My son's NICU room is dark. I turned all the lights off in the bay; one lone…

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Ending the Stigma: Why We Should Never Stop Advocating for Our Children

Let's be real for a moment: there's still a huge stigma surrounding people…

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Five Celebrities with Children with Special Needs

To us normal folk, celebrities seem to have it all and at times seem almost invincible…

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MT: the forgotten therapy

Our calendar is a colourful mix of codes. PT, physical therapy; OT, occupational…

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Eight Phrases Banned from Our Home

1. “The kid at the mall…” Any statement that begins with this…

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by Emily Barbero
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You don’t have to be a 24/7 advocate for your child’s condition

I hear the question pretty consistently.  "He is so cute -- but is…

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by Emily Barbero
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