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A Poster Girl for Disability

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Tired and Grumpy, and that’s just Mummy

I believe the appropriate word is ugg.

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Five things I’ve learned about epilepsy since my son’s diagnosis

1. Not all seizures are the same Prior to my son’s epilepsy diagnosis, I’d…

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Winter is Coming

I have a nasty feeling that winter chez Voisey isn’t going to be nice… 

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When a Seizure Doesn’t Look like a Seizure

It seems these days that every month has at least 3 different good causes vying for…

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Epilepsy is Relentless

Before having Zachariah I’ll admit I had very little knowledge of the evil…

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Let’s Talk About Epilepsy

Being a mother to a child with multiple disabilities, I find one of the scariest…

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5 Facts About Epilepsy

This month is Epilepsy awareness month so I’m sharing 5 facts about this disorder…

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Special Needs Parents: Does he ever laugh?

It was an innocent enough question, asked by a little boy who I am incredibly fond…

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Special Needs: Riding the Bus

Sebastian has been riding a bus to school for the past three years. He commutes to…

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Special Needs Parenting: Summer is Overrated

SUMMER…A season of sunshine, relaxation and family outings.

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Special Needs Parenting: Ambushed

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

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Walking a Knife Edge

Never sure how to start posts like this one, it always seems so trite. 

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Surprising me Every Day

Being punched in the nose, having your cheeks wiped with saliva hands and all the…

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Sometimes I Just Wish they Would Listen to Me

One thing that I have never had to worry about when it comes to Zachariah’s…

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Wedding Bells

Over a year ago my Brother and his Fiancé gave Zachariah the lovely task of…

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What is it like to parent a child with epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition estimated to affect more than 500,000 people in the UK, including…

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Find the Ability in the Disability

I was recently approached by someone who told me they were praying for Zachariah,…

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Epilepsy - Seize the Moment

Let me just start here by saying seizures SUCK.

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Epilepsy Doesn’t Care

Epilepsy doesn’t care that you have planned a lovely day out. Epilepsy doesn’t…

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Special Needs Parenting: Giving thanks to the monitor

There are some days when the tiredness still pulls me up short. 

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Epilepsy and St Valentine’s Day

Do you think that St. Valentine’s Day is just one of an increasing number of…

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10 Facts About Epilepsy

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How a Trip to the Carousel Taught this Special Needs Mom a Profound Life Lesson

My 18 year old daughter, Bethany has quite a few special needs, all stemming from…

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Through the Lens

Sebastian has epilepsy due to the damage caused to his brain at birth. 

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month (USA)

You may have noticed the purple ribbon symbolising epilepsy awareness on Firefly’s…

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When the smallest change makes the biggest difference

One of the most difficult, soul destroying, stressful parts of having a child with…

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Dear Seizures, I Hate You

You are an uninvited guest that always shows up unexpectedly.  When our lives…

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The Outsider

I have never really considered myself a social butterfly.  Smaller groups of…

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S is for Sleep

“Sssshhh she’s just dropped off to sleep” ... says my husband to…

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Is my little boy becoming a toddler or is medication changing him?

When Zachariah first came home he was what others would say ‘as good as gold’…

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