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Claire Smyth

I'm Community Manager for Firefly but first and foremost I'm mum to two amazing boys. Daniel born in 2008 has an undiagnosed genetic condition and is full of fun. Just 21 months younger is his mischievous younger brother Charlie.

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How to Survive Back to School

If like us the school holidays are a juggle of summer schemes, grandparents, childminders…

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Special Needs Parenting: Is this as good as it gets?

I’ve had a feeling for a while now – this is as good as it gets.

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Dear Lidl,

We live just around the corner from one of your stores.

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The Day I Discovered SWAN UK

My son was just 21 months when we had our first appointment with a geneticist back…

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Special needs parents: How Crossfit is changing my life!

Like most special needs parents, I've struggled with back pain for as long as…

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Our therapist’s greatest gift

I rock my 7 year old son with special needs to sleep every night. I hold him in…

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5 things I didn’t know about Undiagnosed Genetic Conditions…

…before I had a child with an undiagnosed genetic condition. My son Daniel…

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