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Daddy to the most amazing and inspiring little monkey in the world. Real life dream weaver.
This month, one of my blogs really received feedback from families all around and…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 19th July, 2017
The sunshine is here at last. The dark long nights being cosied inside have changed…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 18th July, 2017
We visit my mum in the USA every year staying for up to a month on occasions. Our…
by Laura Moore on 18th July, 2017
Health & Beauty
One foot in the kitchen and the other in study room, scribbling tasks for today while…
by Firefly Community on 18th July, 2017
The way the UK weather is behaving you’d be forgiven for thinking we’ve…
by Carolyn Voisey on 17th July, 2017
Want to get fit but you're short on time? Juggling therapies and caring with…
by Firefly Community on 17th July, 2017
Finding love again isn't selfish, it's called self-preservation.
by Stacy Warden on 11th July, 2017
It is estimated that at least 1 in 260 people in the UK require a changing places…
by Laura Moore on 11th July, 2017
I read somewhere that moving house is only second to divorce in the list of "most…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 11th July, 2017
In Part One of Blogging About Disability I talked about how language both reflects…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 10th July, 2017
Why won't he say sorry?! She said as she clung to me and wept...
by Nadine Caring in the Chaos on 10th July, 2017
For children with developmental disabilities including sensory disorders every day…
by Firefly Community on 10th July, 2017
Wow, this weather we’ve been enjoying recently has been amazing!
by Rebecca Toal on 10th July, 2017
As the parent of a child with Down’s Syndrome, I need to live forever, or at…
When I was younger, looking back, I was oblivious to many things.
by Jodi Shenal on 10th July, 2017
My beautiful little girl is six years old now. She is deaf and mostly blind and has…
With the summer time fast approaching and wedding season just around the corner it's…
by Stylemewithlove on 10th July, 2017
If you’re tired of feeding your family less than wholesome snacks like cookies…
Summer is upon us; the time of the year when families stock up on gallons of sunscreen…
by Firefly Community on 9th July, 2017
Finding the best mascara that will compliment your eyes is often a daunting task.
by Firefly Community on 5th July, 2017
This is Isaac. He is almost 9 years old yet still cannot tell you his own name.
by Miriam Gwynne on 4th July, 2017
How does that song go again?
by Rebecca Toal on 3rd July, 2017
The adoption process for any family can often be long, complicated and unpredictable.
by Stacy Warden on 3rd July, 2017
Summer holidays are looming and for teachers they cannot wait to skip off for 6 weeks…
by Nadine Caring in the Chaos on 2nd July, 2017
It is widely recognised that blogs are now an important part of the online world.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 30th June, 2017
Recently I made a bold decision, some of my closest friends called it a ‘brave’…
by Ger Smyth on 30th June, 2017
I read somewhere that all anyone can expect is to be a good enough parent.
by Jane Scott on 30th June, 2017
The fourth of July always brings lots of excitement and joy here in the United States.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 30th June, 2017
At first it is lovely to not have to cope with the school run or never ending packed…
by Miriam Gwynne on 30th June, 2017
Fashion, Special Needs
Everyone loves going shopping right?
by Firefly Community on 29th June, 2017