Category: BLOG

Being Matthew’s Mum and The Long Summer Holiday
If like me, you’re on your own for the duration with children who want to be entertained but have different needs it’s hard work! It’s lovely to spend time with [...]
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Congratulating our new Conductor Assistants – the first in Nottingham!
Two years ago Footprints Trustees committed to addressing the shortfall of qualified Conductive Education staff available and made the decision to train Conductor Assistants (CAs) to work in our Centre. [...]
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Being Matthew’s school mum
Sending your child to school for the first time is a BIG day. There are tears and it’s emotional, even though you’re a little bit relieved they will be kept [...]
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We’re ready for the Footprints Superheroes Charity Ball!
                We’re excited!  There are just three sleeps until our super-stylish, super-fun Superheroes Ball on Saturday at Colwick Hall. Our volunteers (and Andrea) [...]
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Outstanding Response from 32 Local Schools And Nurseries For Footprints Charity
When Lucie Gregory, one of our parents, invited local nurseries, schools, and child-minders to participate in a top-secret ‘colouring-in’ exercise with the children, we did not expect such a phenomenal [...]
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Being Matthew’s mum at an exhibition
I went to the Naidex exhibition at Birmingham NEC this week, and I thought I’d review it so that you can decide if it’s useful to go to the next [...]
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Being Matthew’s mum of two
When Matthew was a few weeks old (and before we knew anything was wrong) I found I was struggling. It was hard coping with a newborn and a toddler all [...]
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Being Matthew’s (trying not to compare) Mum
A Blog by Matthew’s Mum … New babies, and being on maternity leave, can be a hard and lonely place for a new mum (well, it was for me). I [...]
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Being Matthew’s [worrying] mum
There are so many things to worry about when you have a child with additional needs; so many things to get anxious about, stress about, feel sad about … it [...]
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Being Matthew’s Mum [on holiday]
Being Matthew’s mum [on holiday] We’ve just booked a week’s holiday in Cromer for our summer holidays! It’s a lovely place, and we’re lucky to be going on holiday as [...]
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Being Matthew’s [aching] mum…
By Lucie Gregory, Matthew’s mum … Someone once said, “The days are long when you have children, but the years are fast”. I never really thought much about it, but [...]
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Being Matthew’s (tired) mum …
Hope everyone had a lovely time over the festive period and you aren’t too tired – I know I am!! When Matthew started school I thought I would be less [...]
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“Our son’s brain condition doesn’t give us any idea of what the future holds but we’ll have to see how he progresses. Even though it’s often upsetting and exhausting, he’s one amazing happy little three-year-old boy whose smile is contagious, and he’s worth it. He’ll be the best he can be as long as there are charities like FootprintsCEC looking after us.”

July 2020