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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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Memories and the Naughty Step

There’s a time and place for most things.

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by Ger Smyth
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Juggling Motherhood and Grief

It’s been an extremely difficult few months in the Followes' residence. 

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by Rochelle Followes
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When it all goes out the Window.

Having a disabled child is not always glamorous and cute.

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Stress Awareness Day

We all have it, in one form or another.

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by Ger Smyth
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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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Bohring-Opitz Awareness Day

Talynn Gurganus was born at 35 weeks on January 27, 2014.

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Pet Sounds

I've had a bit of writer's block on this post.

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by Jane Scott
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Disability and Brexit

We are a year away from the agreed beginning of the Brexit transition period, due…

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by Mark Arnold
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Finding His, “Thing”

Everybody has it.

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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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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Medicine - A Job in Itself

Medicine is a subject that I see crop up a lot on the various forums and pages I…

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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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Therapy

It is difficult being a luddite married to a tecnophile.

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by Jane Scott
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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

What my Daughter has Taught me in 4 Years

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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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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Spring Clean

I love this time of year.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Stopping To Admire The View On A Tough Journey

I was recently walking the dog up a very steep hill.

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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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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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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Why I will Continue to Use the Term Special Needs

I have a son with extraordinary needs, special needs.

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Mum Competitions

When I was pregnant with my first child, people warned me not to be a Mum whose baby…

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