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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
The official changing places campaign has been running for over 10 years and we currently…
by Firefly Community on 21st August, 2017
“Hi, I’m Heidi’s Mum”. That’s pretty much my standard…
by Sarah Kay on 18th August, 2017
In today’s world, an act of kindness is appreciated now more than ever.
by Jodi Shenal on 18th August, 2017
As it is World Breastfeeding Week, I thought I would write a little bit about my…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 4th August, 2017
And no, this time I’m not talking about the weather.
by Carolyn Voisey on 1st August, 2017
My identity as me and not just mum!
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 28th July, 2017
My heart aches today. Not for any particular reason, it just does.
by Carolyn Voisey on 27th July, 2017
It is estimated that 1 in 260 people in the UK need an adult sized changing bench…
by Firefly Community on 25th July, 2017
We all may see it all too often... The struggling mom on the sideline
by Brittney Baumgartner on 21st July, 2017
"Why is she doing this?"; A question I have found myself asking since Amy…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 21st July, 2017
And lo, we are in the summer term and it’s only a few more weeks until the…
by Carolyn Voisey on 21st July, 2017
At the risk of sounding like a Sports Billy, I love running. I also have two children…
by Jane Scott on 21st July, 2017
When I had my first three babies, I had a group of mummies who I met up with weekly,…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 20th July, 2017
Finding love again isn't selfish, it's called self-preservation.
by Stacy Warden on 11th July, 2017
I read somewhere that moving house is only second to divorce in the list of "most…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 11th July, 2017
In Part One of Blogging About Disability I talked about how language both reflects…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 10th July, 2017
Why won't he say sorry?! She said as she clung to me and wept...
by Nadine Caring in the Chaos on 10th July, 2017
As the parent of a child with Down’s Syndrome, I need to live forever, or at…
When I was younger, looking back, I was oblivious to many things.
by Jodi Shenal on 10th July, 2017
My beautiful little girl is six years old now. She is deaf and mostly blind and has…
by Rebecca Toal on 10th July, 2017
This is Isaac. He is almost 9 years old yet still cannot tell you his own name.
by Miriam Gwynne on 4th July, 2017
The adoption process for any family can often be long, complicated and unpredictable.
by Stacy Warden on 3rd July, 2017
Summer holidays are looming and for teachers they cannot wait to skip off for 6 weeks…
by Nadine Caring in the Chaos on 2nd July, 2017
It is widely recognised that blogs are now an important part of the online world.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 30th June, 2017
I read somewhere that all anyone can expect is to be a good enough parent.
by Jane Scott on 30th June, 2017
'If you could go anywhere in the world to do a good deed for someone, where would…
by Sally Mitcham on 28th June, 2017
Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…
by Ger Smyth on 28th June, 2017
friend/frɛnd - nouna person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection,
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 27th June, 2017
Over the past eight years I have been taking part in a social experiment called the…
by Jane Scott on 27th June, 2017
Once you’ve been through a frightening, challenging experience, you feel an…
by Jodi Shenal on 26th June, 2017
I was asked the other day if there was a particular skill that Sam didn’t yet…
by Carolyn Voisey on 26th June, 2017
Newly inducted to The Special Needs Parenting Club? You may not feel it’s the…
by Jane Scott on 23rd June, 2017