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Special Needs Bloggers

Meet our Firefly Community bloggers providing you with their unique, meaningful and insightful thought pieces

Ben Taylor

Daddy to the most amazing and inspiring little monkey in the world. Real life dream weaver.

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Of Bikes and Unicorns

As the parent of a disabled child I have a heartfelt wish to see a world that is…

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The Great Clear Out

There is one thing I pretty much loathe doing.

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Comfee Seat

We started the process months ago.We talked about it.

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Ahh…Someone’s Coming to Visit!

A humorous look in the mind of a special needs mum when a professional is coming…

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When Even the Specialists Don’t Know

Most days Sam’s status as a child who is undiagnosed just doesn’t bother…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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When your Child is Terrified of Being on Red

Every morning I walk my chatting, bubbly girl to school and every morning I watch…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Fashion

5 Easy Ways to Update your Spring Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank

Hello Everyone, Hope you are all well. In this month’s blog post I thought…

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The Judgement of Mothers: When Breast Isn’t Best

I have no problem with any mother who breastfeeds her baby in public. 

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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Woods and Trees

So, I may well have waxed lyrical about how it doesn’t actually matter to me…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Health & Beauty

5 Hay fever hacks!

One in five people suffer from hay fever and for those that do, you know what a pain…

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by Firefly Community
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The Electric Wheelchair

We’ve had it for almost two years now. At first it was daunting; going out…

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by Ger Smyth
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Food, Health & Beauty

Whole 30 for the Special Needs Parent

Special needs parents are often under-eating, over-eating, convenience eating or…

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by Stacy Warden
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Food

Noodles for Knackered Mothers

Mothers, especially we ‘Special Needs’ mothers, are forever being told…

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Fashion

Pick the Perfect Sunglasses

The sun's out....(sort of)

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A Special Needs Dad’s Perspective

Yesterday evening, after I’d helped my son to shower and get ready for bed,…

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Loo of the Year 2016

Ever wondered what the Loo of the Year Awards are all about?

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Sheffield: Venues with a Changing Places toilet

A local campaigner, Lynn Hobson recently got in touch...

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MPS Awareness Day

It’s the same date every year.15th of May.

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by Ger Smyth
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Thinking of the Special Needs Moms that are Struggling on Mother’s Day

After a long night caring and keeping your child with special needs safe, comfortable…

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by Stacy Warden
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Having Children at Different Schools

As I fill my washing machine yet again with dirty laundry I am yet again reminded…

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10 More of the Most Positive and Supportive Things Said to Special Needs Parents

We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…

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by Firefly Community
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Changing Places: My Proudest Achievements

We recently introduced you to 10 famous faces in the world of accessible toilet campaigning.

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7 top tips for maintaining good mental health

We asked special needs parents for their top tips to maintain good mental health...

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Special Needs Parents: There’s no time - I’m exhausted!

A common problem that parents of children with additional needs find themselves left…

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by Angela Kelly
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Surprising me Every Day

Being punched in the nose, having your cheeks wiped with saliva hands and all the…

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by Rochelle Followes
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Post Diagnosis: Who looks after special needs parents?

All parents everywhere are busier than ever before – they have to combine raising…

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by Angela Kelly
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Podcast

Podcast: “Are You Okay?” - The Question Special Needs Parents Always Answer With a Lie

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…

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Sometimes I Just Wish they Would Listen to Me

One thing that I have never had to worry about when it comes to Zachariah’s…

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10 of the Most Positive & Supportive Things Said to Special Needs Parents

We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…

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No toilets available!

How often do you visit a public toilet when you are away from your home?

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