Is no surgery ever an option?

I recently visited Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool to discuss the next steps of Harrys reconstruction with his lead consultant and other specialists. Its always a daunting time with so much to remember and consider and as I shared the day on our social...

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Valentine’s Day Disaster Dates

Picture the scene. I’m 14 and madly in ‘love’ with a boy at school, we’ll call him Richard (Dick for short *sniggers*). I have graffitied the cover of my diary with CB hearts RB and pushed anonymous mix tapes through his door like some sort of pathetic love-struck...

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8 ways to support children’s mental health

The calendar is full of events throughout the year promoting, celebrating and remembering different occasions. Some are funny such as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on 23rd fab (rush out now to stock up. If you don’t have a dog you’ll need one of those...

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5 ways to combat negative self-talk

Regardless of who you are; how popular, rich, successful or happy you feel, I’m sure that every single one of us has, at times been the victim of the same scathing and wounding abuse. It can be relentless at times and penetrates far deeper than general comments and...

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3 reasons why I need to let my son struggle

Recently, I watched a fantastic interview by Kristina Kuzmic (below) who you can find on Facebook as the ‘Truth Bomb Mom’. She was speaking with her friend Zach Anner about his disability and he was explaining the things that his own mother has done as he’s grown up...

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5 reasons why you will never be the perfect mother

I’ve had quite the week of it over the past 5 days. On Friday I sent my non verbal son off to school with no shoes on his feet. That’s right, no shoes. When he went outside and hugged his chaperone we thought it was cute. What he was actually doing was saying “Carry...

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7 stages of reacting to a child’s diagnosis

The psychology graduate in me is fascinated with people in general, why we behave the way we do, how two people can be affected completely differently by the same situation, why one person may become a successful entrepreneur and why one may kill. I love those things...

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7 things that parents of premature babies find hard

I was 5 weeks pregnant when I found out was expecting twins. So, by the time my waters broke at 32 weeks I had felt like id been pregnant forever and all I could think was “I’m going to meet my babies at last!” It never really occurred to me to be concerned that they...

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