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It Gets Easier…

…and harder in some ways, but don’t worry, you’ve got this!

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‘Lost Voice Guy’ wins Britain’s Got Talent

Is this a disability watershed moment?

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Two Trimesters and No Time to Think (With prematurity, forewarned is not necessarily forearmed)

​If pregnancy is a car journey and the birth is the destination, then being forewarned…

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Prematurity - Our Story

Pre – mature Pre – meaning to come before or previous and mature –…

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World Smith-Magenis Syndrome Day

Our journey with Smith Magenis Syndrome “Don’t wipe your hands on the…

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Sebastian’s Journey with Epilepsy

Sebastian is six and a half years old. When we were living in Cairo he was first…

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800 seizures a day: Epilepsy, our story

My daughter, May, was born with a severe brain injury. She had seizures every day,…

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Epilepsy: The Forest Fire

Shauneen is mum to Aaron and Adam. Aaron is 9 and Adam is 3.  Today’s…

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Epilepsy: The Sneak

Our story begins when Thomas was 9 days old. He was born 6 weeks early and everything…

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Epilepsy: The Jigsaw Destroyer

Today’s post on Epilepsy comes from guest blogger, Dawn Cameron. Dawn is mum…

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A Letter to My Son, Who Lives in the Shadow of Cerebral Palsy

To my Son, I am sorry. I’m sorry that I’m not the fun, laid back, energetic…

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How one letter went viral and changed shopping forever

When I had trouble shopping with my daughter, May, I had no idea it would change…

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The News that Jade has Cerebral Palsy changed everything

Since we started Jade with physiotherapy things changed dramatically. We had to come…

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My Daughter’s Needs Might Mean She Never Sleeps a Full Night

Jade has never been a good sleeper. She had really bad leg cramps in the beginning.…

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“Are You Okay?” - The Question Special Needs Parents Always Answer With a Lie

A good friend of mine looked me straight in the eye a few weeks ago and asked me…

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by Natalie Luckett
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Did Having a Son With a Disability Make Me a Better Parent to His ‘Typical’ Brother?

I'd better whisper this...(sometimes my typical child is harder work than my…

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The 3 People I Always Meet When I’m Out With My Disabled Child

So, I am mum to 2 amazing little boys: a 5 year old who is severely disabled and…

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10 things you didn’t know about special needs Dads

In December 2008 my life changed forever, my first child was born, the most beautiful…

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Special Needs Parenting: My letter to a future employer

Birthday parties are a big deal for any child, but it’s never straightforward…

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Around the World with Sebastian: Travelling with a child with Cerebral Palsy

Sebastian is a world traveler. By the time he was 2 he had more stamps in his passport…

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Relationship Advice Part 3 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

I've been writing this blog now since Zack was born. It began as a…

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Relationship Advice Part 2 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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Relationship Advice Part 1 of 3: To parents dealing with a child’s new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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