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Parallel lives

I was half way there when I first saw him. The gut ache of regret and loss didn’t get me that first time. That came much later in the day. To remind me that in the most mundane of moments, grief can slap you in the face at any time. In an attempt to shake off the effects of […] Read more…

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My Dad – growing up with a rebel

It was one of those lovely post-roast moments on a cold Sunday. The remnants of the previous evening’s drunken shenanigans with friends had finally abated and the hangover hunger was sated by my mum’s Yorkshire puddings. Settling on the sofa as an old film buzzed in the background, the idea of getting packed up and […] Read more…

Down time: doing it now and doing it well

In the past few weeks I’ve started to get a bit anxious. Those small but alarming moments when your heart beats that bit faster than it should. Where you are wound up so tight that the most innocent of misdemeanours can make you snap and snarl at your loved ones. It doesn’t happen often. But […] Read more…

What can I tell you?

On Friday 24th April the third Undiagnosed Children’s Day takes place. The aim is to raise awareness of undiagnosed genetic conditions and SWAN UK (syndromes without a name), the charity that offers support and information to families of children affected by these conditions. What could I tell you about this awareness day and the children […] Read more…

Where can I scream in peace?

Raising a child with additional needs can be very frustrating at times. There I have said it. It can be so frustrating, maddening, annoying, aggravating and infuriating that you will want to scream this fact from the top of a mountain. To anyone. Everyone. Just one person who will listen. You’ll want to grab them […] Read more…

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