Dear Harry, when the time comes, it’s OK to forget me

I took Harry to our local trampoline park recently and was struck by something that I wanted to write about. I have to say that this happens ALOT at the trampoline park. I've written some of my favourite posts there like my letter to the mum with the life I will never...

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5 challenges of working when your child has additional needs

In my blog post where I shared the reasons why I left teaching and the impact of that decision, I explained how my income and self esteem are directly related and that I have always loved working both for my finances and my sanity. My fiance Andrew laughs that even if...

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10 things you would never know from looking at my boy

My son has a rare cranio-facial condition called Goldenhar Syndrome as well as Autism. I have spoken before about the reasons why that combination is a blessing at times but undoubtedly people feel a few things when they look at us. Particularly on the days when one...

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Why it’s hard to have fun without my boys

Its Alton Towers and the sun is shining. We are screaming on the white-knuckle rides and enjoying warm doughnuts covered in sugar. We are walking miles, chatting and laughing and yet, something feels strange as we all have fun together. You see, today we are a four....

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5 things we loved about the Lake District!

Back in November 2017 my son Harry was the inspiration for a huge rally of classic cars through Liverpool in aid of raising funds for the charity I have founded to raise awareness of facial disfigurement called More Than a Face. It was a fantastic day which raised...

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9 reasons for anger in our altered life

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I never expected the life I have today when I was pregnant. For those who are new to me and this page I'd direct you to my account of how life changed forever in a moment and 'what not coping looked like for...

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Exploring Wild Worlds at Chester Zoo

We recently decided to make the most of the sunny weather and visit Chester Zoo as a family for the first time. We timed it to coincide with the 'Wild Worlds Festival' which the zoo has running until the end of September where visitors are encouraged to 'discover new...

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Left handed living in a right handed world.

Going back as far as medieval times, left handedness was an undesirable and at times, feared quality. The website www.rightleftrightwrong gives some fascinating facts about left handedness through the years. It explains that left-handers were routinely accused of...

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