This month the Round-up is going to take on a completely different format. For never before have the disability and special needs bloggers, charities and journalists been so completely united by one, overwhelming subject. It has taken sleep, unleashed emotions we had hidden, or overcome, aroused anger and pain. It has upset our children, and [...]
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Some months an unexpected cluster of blog posts pop up around a certain topic, and this month education , resources, flexibility and children’s individual differences have been at the forefront of our minds. For the last academic year we have flexi-schooled Natty, who is in year 1 and has Down’s Syndrome. This option has been open to [...]
Welcome to the new look, jazzed up, easier to navigate Britmums site. You might notice we’ve renamed this Round-up, calling it Special Needs rather than SEN as that seemed to widen the umbrella a little. I find myself simply run off my feet at this time of year with so many wonderfully exciting projects, all [...]
It’s one year now the BritMums round-ups have been running and we’ve seen so much great content this year, when it came to highlighting it we just couldn’t decide. Luckily we have a stable of talented and plugged-in round-up editors who regularly cherry pick the best posts around. So we asked them to tell us [...]
We are hurtling through December and for many it’s a time to prepare for Christmas, often in a stressful flurry. For others it’s a time of peaceful reflection and rest. But however you celebrate Christmas, either with big parties, church celebrations or small family gatherings, or not at all, the December holidays are a time [...]
Standing back and viewing this month as a blogger, a parent of a child with Down’s Syndrome and a BritMums Editor I have to say it has been a month of extremes. The pendulum has swung wide and free across our world of disability, reaching wonderful new ground-breaking highs of inclusion, only to swing seemingly [...]
The days are cooler, the evenings earlier. The sweaters are out, the heating is on and I for one am finding it a little easier to find excuses to snuggle up with a cuppa and do a bit more writing than in previous months. Judging by the incredibly high standard of blog posts out there [...]
My “ask geekmummy” post this month is inspired by Becky from Family Budgeting and Hayley from Downs Side Up, who have both asked how to go about starting a podcast. I’ve recently rediscovered my love of podcasting, and over the summer launched my new show, Parental Geekery, which is a joint venture with my [...]
My theme this month is inspiring. From new bloggers inspiring others to cope, to do better, to those who can uplift our spirits with a beautiful photo, as well as new blogs to inspire us to create better blogs… She’s not a new blogger, but Nickie, from Typecast, has new blog Geekalicious which brings together [...]
Thank you all for supporting me last month, my first as Special Needs round-up editor. Back then, oh so long ago, I was nervous about actually finding enough blogs to fill the post. A month on and I am in an altogether different position – I’m an old hand, my SEN hat is firmly [...]
Well I never, the month of August has quite escaped me, I decided to have a bit of a bloggy break and have throughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend a bloggy break every now and then. If you have not yet been brave enough to stay away from your blog for any length of time, [...]
This is my very first special needs round-up, and what an absolute honour it has been to be asked to take on the role. Compiling and writing such a potentially invaluable list of blogs, that have the power to help so many, has felt like quite a responsibility at times, but I enjoy a [...]
A week ago today, 500+ people descended upon The Brewery in London to have a pretty darn good time at BritMums Live! I believe many of us are still shaking off the effects of BritMums Live-lag (or is that just me). There were so many amazing things that happened over the course of the weekend [...]
Hayley Goleniowska has had a busy life lately and it was only when she paused for a moment this week did she realise that BritMums Live was imminent and it was going to be even bigger than she anticipated! A finalist in the Inspire category with her blog Downs Side Up, Hayley tells us how [...]
Are you ready for some inspiration? Well, we have eight amazing bloggers who are truly exceptional and if you’re ever in need of a breath of fresh air in the blogging world, these bloggers and their wonderful stories will most definitely tick that box. The Inspire category bloggers have a healthy attitude toward life and [...]
Hello, I hope Easter was fun for all of you. I had an exciting Easter, signing up as a Stella & Dot stylist. One piece I am very proud of is the Shine bracelet. Until the end of April 20% of proceeds from the sale of the Shine Bracelet will be donated to The National Autistic Society. Help [...]
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