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

Home from Home

Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…

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Public Inconvenience

This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.

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Stress Awareness Day

We all have it, in one form or another.

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National Sibling Day

I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Washing Your Hands - Sounds Simple, Right?

Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.  

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by Ann Hickman
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Easter At Our House

Will we have singing this Easter?

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by Ann Hickman
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The Impossible

“We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.” 

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by Jodi Shenal
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What “Purple Day” Means To Me

“Purple Day” may sound like a silly title given to March 26, but for…

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Sharing

“It’s nice to share”, is one of my several programmed phrases to…

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by Jane Scott
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What Our Dog Could Teach Some Professionals

She came into our world in December. 

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by Ger Smyth
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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 Part 3

Does the Down’s Syndrome Advantage confer any benefits on other members of…

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Temporary Changing

Temporary changing place toilets have their place, but they should never be a permanent…

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by Laura Moore
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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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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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Thank-You Mum

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

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by Laura Rutherford
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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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by Zowie Kaye
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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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Wheelchair Accessible

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

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by Laura Moore
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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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Let’s Hear it for the Carers

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

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by Ger Smyth
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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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by Angela Kelly
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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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