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Losing control

By | 2019-01-16T19:11:24+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: communication, education, mind the gap, mum of child with disability, Parents as partners, Simple Stuff Works, Uncategorized|

Ever feel like you are losing control? One of the first things to disappear, when I became the parent of a child with complex needs, was a sense of control. Once I foolishly thought I was the master of your own destiny. Suddenly, the weeks ahead of me were moulded and shaped by a growing [...]

5 little things that make a Big Difference

By | 2018-10-05T20:42:28+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: cerebral palsy, Don't call me Mum, featured, mum of child with disability, parenting, Parents as partners, Uncategorized|

Little things can make a difference. When I worked as a  nurse in A&E, I knew that even in the middle of emergency procedures, how I treated the patient and family would be remembered. As a parent standing over my fitting son while the doctors fought to stop an hour long seizure, this simple fact went from theory to [...]

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Don’t call me Mum Initiative

By | 2018-10-05T20:36:21+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Don't call me Mum, Parents as partners|

Only a few people in this world call me Mum, and to everyone else I ask, "Please don't call me mum." I have a few pet hates. They include; Hardened weetabix that needs a chisel to remove Finding my laundry mottled with disintegrated tissue Someone parking so close to my wheelchair adapted car that I can’t [...]