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I am a special needs dad from On, Canada. Our daughter Emerson has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, PVL, and sensory processing disorder.
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
Health & Beauty
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
Receiving Oliver’s diagnosis was beyond difficult.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 29th June, 2017
'If you could go anywhere in the world to do a good deed for someone, where would…
by Sally Mitcham on 28th June, 2017
Consider this a public service announcement from Firefly!
by Firefly Community on 28th June, 2017
Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…
by Ger Smyth on 28th June, 2017
friend/frɛnd - nouna person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection,
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 27th June, 2017
Over the past eight years I have been taking part in a social experiment called the…
by Jane Scott on 27th June, 2017
Once you’ve been through a frightening, challenging experience, you feel an…
by Jodi Shenal on 26th June, 2017
Whether you enjoy being outside in the fresh air, the wind blowing in your hair,…
by Hayley Goleniowska on 26th June, 2017
These sausage rolls are better than any you can buy in the supermarkets and they…
by Laura Moore on 26th June, 2017
I was asked the other day if there was a particular skill that Sam didn’t yet…
by Carolyn Voisey on 26th June, 2017
Newly inducted to The Special Needs Parenting Club? You may not feel it’s the…
by Jane Scott on 23rd June, 2017
It's end of term and I have so many people to thank.
by Miriam Gwynne on 23rd June, 2017
There is no shame is admitting summer holidays are hard.
by Miriam Gwynne on 22nd June, 2017
Firstly, let me add that I have never actually visited Holland however I am sure…
by Carolyn Voisey on 19th June, 2017
We all have done it and have seen that Facebook can be one of the many places for…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 19th June, 2017
Another year gone by, another birthday for our child with additional needs, but how…
by Mark Arnold on 19th June, 2017
We have just come back from an amazing holiday in Florida, 3 weeks in the sun which…
by Laura Moore on 19th June, 2017
We had our first "proper" holiday a few months ago. I've been wanting…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 19th June, 2017
I love simple dinners I can just prep and leave and this curry is one of my go-to…
A father is defined as “a man who exercises paternal care over other persons;…
by Jodi Shenal on 15th June, 2017
I owe my sanity to my husband, like really!
by Zowie Kaye on 15th June, 2017
I write quite often, in my personal blog, about happiness.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 15th June, 2017
I have a confession to make - I am extremely lonely
by Nadine Caring in the Chaos on 15th June, 2017