How to blog about your children whilst protecting their privacy

Blogging about my children is something I do all the time, and amazingly, they all still talk to me! If you read anything I’ve written about them, I hope you’d get the impression that I’m being completely open, honest and

Special Needs Parents Views on the NHS

Parents of children with disabilities see much more of the NHS than most people do, particularly if our children have associated medical conditions. We see it from lots of different angles too – frequent hospital in-patient care, repeated GP visits,

My Excellent Teacher

The day Toby was born, I knew very little about disability, apart from a vague notion that things like that only happened to other people. Suddenly, I was on a steep learning curve, and I needed an excellent teacher. Luckily

Biting off more than I can chew

Well, it all seemed like a very good idea some weeks ago now, in the way that we somehow believe that things will all work out fine and we’ll have loads of spare capacity to cope with things we’d never

I had Cancer on Saturday and it was Good

Today, it was cancer treatment day, yes I have cancer, yes it’s spread to my spine, and no, I don’t know how long I have left. Today I woke up to the news that the much-loved and inspirational actress, Lynda

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