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I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…

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Special Needs: Undiagnosed is disabled

“what’s wrong with your baby?” “I don’t know”…

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Special Needs Parenting: What a difference a year makes

“He who laughs most, learns best” – John Cleese.  In September…

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Special Needs Parenting: Acceptance is key

Few of us knew about our children’s conditions before they were born and even…

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ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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Baby Loss Awareness: Our Darling Daughter

A single heartbeat,  Constant tears,   There wasn’t enough, …

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Special Needs Families: He is 1 in 1000

On average, in the United States, spina bifida occurs in 0.4 per 1000 births. 

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The stigma of mental health

I recently told someone that I had depression and that is why I wanted to raise awareness…

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World Mental Health Day - Anxiety

Hi...my name's Zowie; I am a full-time mother and wife, a Financial Crime Analyst…

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Benefits of Massage for Children with Special Needs

Does your child have difficulty winding down at bedtime or staying asleep? 

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Special Needs Parents: Loneliness

As a mother to a child with extraordinary needs, I am busy.

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Disability Assistance Dogs

Several months ago, I spent hours one morning calling and emailing all the disability…

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Autism: Changing Seasons

I remember when I was about 6 and was sent to bed as it was 8 o’clock and past…

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Suzie’s Toilet Time: A review

Toileting is a big thing in our house. I am in possession of a small girl working…

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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

In the past, when people would stare... it used to make me feel sad. It made me want…

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How to look after your skin during winter

Arrival of winter comes with the notion to save your precious skin from getting dry…

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Try this 3 Minute Breathing Meditation

Training Your Mind Last time I introduced mindfulness as a way of training the mind…

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Special Needs Parenting: Sleep

This post only really needed that title to probably grab your attention. If you're…

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Sensory Saturday

Our son attends occupational, physical, and speech therapy weekly. Each therapist…

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Special Needs Parenting: Appetite Problems

In our home, we really do try our best to feed our children the best and suggested.…

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How to Survive Back to School

If like us the school holidays are a juggle of summer schemes, grandparents, childminders…

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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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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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Special Needs Parenting: Back to school

I will go into the bookstore hand over his school book list and pay the cashier a…

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4 Reasons your business should be accessible

There are so many things that businesses need to do to be accessible for everyone,…

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Special Needs Parenting: Ambushed

My heart aches today. Not for any particular reason, it just does.

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Special Needs Families: 4 accessible places to have a stay-cation this summer

Going on holiday is good for the soul, I truly believe that, which is why I am always…

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Special Needs Parenting: Why is she Doing This??

"Why is she doing this?"; A question I have found myself asking since Amy…

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Getting in the Zone: Running & Special Needs Parenting

At the risk of sounding like a Sports Billy, I love running. I also have two children…

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Blogging About Disability Part Two: Groping for Words

In Part One of Blogging About Disability I talked about how language both reflects…

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