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Meet our Firefly Community bloggers providing you with their unique, meaningful and insightful thought pieces

Lorna Fillingham

I am a campaigner for Space to Change and Changing Places toilets.

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5 Ways to Reduce your Stress Levels This New Year

Being a special needs parent is stressful, we all know that!  So here are 5…

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New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t make New year resolutions, I never keep them .I felt guilty about not…

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by Ger Smyth
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Top Tips for Making a Hospital Stay More Comfortable for Parents of Disabled Children

I consider myself rather lucky because although William has had his fair share of…

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by Laura Moore
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Happy and Healthy Baby

As a parent all you want is for your child to be happy and healthy.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Dear Bullies

You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…

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Am I Sharing Too Much?

You all may or may not have come across a few stories here and there, of families…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Realising her Brother is Different

I was walking both my children to the local shop when I snapped this pic. I was hoping…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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The Crystal Ball of Hope

When my son, William, was born after complications I knew things wouldn’t be…

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by Laura Moore
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Special Needs Parenting: Finding kindness and the perfect shoes

I am normally an Amazon.com kind of Mom.  

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by Jodi Shenal
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Emotional Pets

I have seen a lot shared by families about finding a dog as a therapy or emotional…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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The Time was Right: Telling my son about autism

I had this perfect plan in my head of how I would tell my son about his autism diagnosis. 

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Special Needs Family Resolutions

I realised that I have never had a New Year’s Resolution. 

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Three New Year’s Resolutions that would help my family

Yes I’m afraid it’s yet another blog about those silly New Year’s…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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New Year, New Me?

We have all said it... With the New Year, comes new ideas, changes, hopes, beliefs. 

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Special Needs New Year’s

As a new year approaches I look back at 2017 and think WOW. 

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Resolutions of a 40 year old Special Needs Mom

Sure, I need to drink more water, exercise more frequently, and eat less sugar…Who…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Special Needs Parenting: As seen on TV

Life is busy. It’s not always easy for couples to find uninterrupted time…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Special Needs Families: HO HO H…….Ohhhhhh No!!

We love Christmas in the Kaye household. 

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by Zowie Kaye
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Special needs families: When a tweet from a car park made me angry at Christmas

A friend recently had some difficulty parking at her local hospital. 

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Special Needs Parenting: A Christmas Wish

I love Christmas. The food, the decorations, the general cheer. 

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Special Needs Parenting: Side effects may include

There are occasions which don’t so much as pull the rug out from under our…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Special Needs Parenting: Migloo

I’ve been campaigning for changing places toilets for several years now and…

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by Laura Moore
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Why I wish toy manufacturers would stop having ages on toys

I am afraid I need a bit of an emotional rant. You see there is something that really…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Special Needs Parenting: My Christmas wish list

I can remember writing out my Christmas wish list as a child, excited for all the…

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Special Needs Families: Elf on the shelf

In the US, Canada and Britain, the modern folklore of Santa Claus typically includes…

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by Zowie Kaye
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First Christmas

I am one of those people that like to have everything bought for Christmas by August.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Fairytale of a Special Needs Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,

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by Ger Smyth
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Tired and Grumpy, and that’s just Mummy

I believe the appropriate word is ugg.

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Special Needs Parenting: Christmas Shenanigans

With Christmas approaching faster than I am ready for, it seems routine that I find…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Christmas as a Special needs Family

It's getting dark earlier, the days are getting colder.

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