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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…
by Carolyn Voisey on 21st May, 2018
This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 18th May, 2018
We all have it, in one form or another.
by Ger Smyth on 30th March, 2018
I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…
by Zowie Kaye on 30th March, 2018
Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.
by Ann Hickman on 30th March, 2018
Will we have singing this Easter?
by Ann Hickman on 29th March, 2018
“We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.”
by Jodi Shenal on 26th March, 2018
“Purple Day” may sound like a silly title given to March 26, but for…
by Jodi Shenal on 22nd March, 2018
“It’s nice to share”, is one of my several programmed phrases to…
by Jane Scott on 22nd March, 2018
She came into our world in December.
by Ger Smyth on 22nd March, 2018
Does the Down’s Syndrome Advantage confer any benefits on other members of…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 19th March, 2018
Temporary changing place toilets have their place, but they should never be a permanent…
by Laura Moore on 15th March, 2018
There really is nothing like becoming a mum.
by Ann Hickman on 13th March, 2018
My life changed when I became a mum.
by Sarah Kay on 9th March, 2018
Mother ~ They walk among us daily.
by Ger Smyth on 9th March, 2018
To the mother of my children,
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 9th March, 2018
For me, the saying, “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a…
by Laura Rutherford on 9th March, 2018
I see women around me who bring up their children with warmth, care and affection.
by Zowie Kaye on 8th March, 2018
International Women's Day grew out of the labour movement to become a UN-recognised…
A wheelchair adapted vehicle has made life easier for our family.
by Laura Moore on 6th March, 2018
“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having…
by Emily Sutton on 6th March, 2018
Who is She? She is the one we seek comfort from.
by Ger Smyth on 5th March, 2018
There are people who walk amongst us who look like everyone else.
by Ger Smyth on 5th December, 2017
November comes with few and far between appointments for Oliver.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 29th November, 2017
Let’s talk about boobs, shall we?
by Firefly Community on 20th October, 2017
I feel like summer arrived and left in one day this year and already autumn has set…
by Laura Moore on 24th August, 2017
It’s the summer holidays and for many parents this can be a really difficult…
by Angela Kelly on 24th August, 2017
“Hi, I’m Heidi’s Mum”. That’s pretty much my standard…
by Sarah Kay on 18th August, 2017
In our world of special needs parenting we often hear little from or about these…
by Ger Smyth on 15th June, 2017
From the Forum
by Firefly Community on 8th May, 2017
Happiness is the quiet moment hidden in the blur of a busy day.
by Ger Smyth on 20th March, 2017
With the New Year, comes new seasons and opportunities to play sports! We never knew…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 23rd February, 2017