Sharing the highs, lows, challenges and triumphs of a life altered by facial disfigurement & special needs

Hi I’m Charlie, Mum to twins Oliver and Harry, part-time teacher, author, blogger, charity founder (More Than a Face) and cheeseaholic! Welcome to our website where you will read about the highs, lows, challenges and triumphs of a life which changed unexpectedly when Harry was born with a facial disfigurement and was later diagnosed with autism. I am real, honest (brutally at times) and passionate about supporting others on journeys they never expected to take. Welcome to our happy madness!
Our Altered Life is the account of our journey, written over 9 years. Initially, it was simply my way of recording my thoughts and feelings over time but as friends read it they encouraged me to publish it as they felt that others would gain a lot from reading my honest reflections. It turns our they were right! An Amazon best seller with incredible reviews (which aren’t all from my mum!), I am very proud of my first book and keen to make sure that it is read by the people who really need it. You can download chapter one for free!

A financial plan for my disabled son (part 3) The Trust Fund

Back in 2017, I wrote a blog post called '3 reasons why I can't die' talking about the emotional impact of leaving a child behind who will always be vulnerable and need care. From that blog, I was invited onto Radio 5 live to discuss the topic which I blogged about in...

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Its time to talk…

February 7th is National 'Time to Talk' day with this years focus being on bringing the right combination of a listening ear, a willingness to be open-minded and plentiful amounts of tea and biscuits together as we discuss mental health Many of my followers on social...

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Still birth; life, love and loss

Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed. Could you please share your name and where in the country you are from?   I’m Laura, mum of five, wife of one, and we live together with our dog Oscar in Lancashire.    Would you mind sharing the moment(s) that your...

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