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Husband, Father, Social Worker and Nerd. On the rollercoaster-ride that is being a special needs parent.
Nearly thirty years ago, Manchester welcomed this Southerner with open arms.
by Jane Scott on 26th May, 2017
Do you sometimes think that everything is up to you? That if you don’t…
by Mark Arnold on 26th May, 2017
I mean, just how sociable is social media?
by Angela Kelly on 24th May, 2017
As far as anyone knows we’re a nice, normal family… so stated the sign…
by Carolyn Voisey on 23rd May, 2017
As an avid campaigner for change for disabled people I am used to rejection.
by Laura Moore on 23rd May, 2017
The Changing Places toilet located at the Boating Lake in Cleethorpes has been closed.
by Firefly Community on 23rd May, 2017
As the parent of a disabled child I have a heartfelt wish to see a world that is…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 22nd May, 2017
There is one thing I pretty much loathe doing.
by Carolyn Voisey on 22nd May, 2017
We started the process months ago.We talked about it.
by Ger Smyth on 22nd May, 2017
A humorous look in the mind of a special needs mum when a professional is coming…
by Miriam Gwynne on 19th May, 2017
Most days Sam’s status as a child who is undiagnosed just doesn’t bother…
by Carolyn Voisey on 19th May, 2017
Every morning I walk my chatting, bubbly girl to school and every morning I watch…
Hello Everyone, Hope you are all well. In this month’s blog post I thought…
by Stylemewithlove on 18th May, 2017
I have no problem with any mother who breastfeeds her baby in public.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 18th May, 2017
So, I may well have waxed lyrical about how it doesn’t actually matter to me…
by Carolyn Voisey on 17th May, 2017
Health & Beauty
One in five people suffer from hay fever and for those that do, you know what a pain…
by Firefly Community on 16th May, 2017
We’ve had it for almost two years now. At first it was daunting; going out…
by Ger Smyth on 16th May, 2017
Food, Health & Beauty
Special needs parents are often under-eating, over-eating, convenience eating or…
by Stacy Warden on 16th May, 2017
Mothers, especially we ‘Special Needs’ mothers, are forever being told…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 16th May, 2017
The sun's out....(sort of)
by Firefly Community on 15th May, 2017
Yesterday evening, after I’d helped my son to shower and get ready for bed,…
by Mark Arnold on 15th May, 2017
Ever wondered what the Loo of the Year Awards are all about?
A local campaigner, Lynn Hobson recently got in touch...
It’s the same date every year.15th of May.
by Ger Smyth on 15th May, 2017
After a long night caring and keeping your child with special needs safe, comfortable…
by Stacy Warden on 12th May, 2017
As I fill my washing machine yet again with dirty laundry I am yet again reminded…
by Miriam Gwynne on 12th May, 2017
We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…
by Firefly Community on 12th May, 2017
We recently introduced you to 10 famous faces in the world of accessible toilet campaigning.
by Firefly Community on 10th May, 2017
We asked special needs parents for their top tips to maintain good mental health...
A common problem that parents of children with additional needs find themselves left…
by Angela Kelly on 10th May, 2017