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Husband, Father, Social Worker and Nerd. On the rollercoaster-ride that is being a special needs parent.
In our world of special needs parenting we often hear little from or about these…
by Ger Smyth on 15th June, 2017
We all know that airports aren’t the calmest environments but you can reduce…
by Laura Moore on 15th June, 2017
I have been thinking lately about a few of things I had thought after I gave birth…
by Ger Smyth on 13th June, 2017
Six years ago today at 37 weeks pregnant I was in the antenatal clinic for my final…
by Carolyn Voisey on 13th June, 2017
School has finally wrapped up for my oldest son, Aaden, who just graduated fourth…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 13th June, 2017
If I had a £1 for every time I was asked that question.
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 12th June, 2017
I love simple suppers and this one is so simple you can even make it in advance and…
by Laura Moore on 12th June, 2017
This time last year I was pregnant with my 4th child, we had just started the long…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 9th June, 2017
Never sure how to start posts like this one, it always seems so trite.
by Carolyn Voisey on 9th June, 2017
Yes, my three year old can master my iPhone and click open Youtube Kids to watch…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 6th June, 2017
Food, Health & Beauty
It’s always important to keep hydrated, especially at this time of year. …
by Firefly Community on 6th June, 2017
How do I explain to people who don’t understand that for all his issues, my…
by Carolyn Voisey on 5th June, 2017
I have been many things in my life and I have been called many things (I'm sure)…
by David Germon on 5th June, 2017
So I did something this week that I’m already starting to get anxious about;…
by Zowie Kaye on 5th June, 2017
Crawley Borough Council has officially opened what is believed to be the first hoist-assisted…
by Firefly Community on 5th June, 2017
As a parent of a child with extraordinary needs, my list of worries can oftentimes…
by Melissa Schlemmer on 1st June, 2017
She is not a 'spoilt brat' she is a child with serious food aversion!
by Miriam Gwynne on 1st June, 2017
There are times when we all need something familiar, something that brings us comfort
by Mark Arnold on 1st June, 2017
Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world.…
by Zowie Kaye on 1st June, 2017
Some people plan to be parents, take all the organisation and preparation in delight.
I know you are doing a wonderful job. My child goes to school happy most days and…
by Miriam Gwynne on 29th May, 2017
Alternatively, In Praise of the Stay at Home Dad.
by Carolyn Voisey on 29th May, 2017
When I think back to 2009 when William was born it is all a bit of a blur
by Laura Moore on 29th May, 2017
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