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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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Washing Your Hands - Sounds Simple, Right?

Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.  

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Stress Awareness Month

Breathe in…2….3…… and out, 2…3…4….5….6!!…

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Bohring-Opitz Awareness Day

Talynn Gurganus was born at 35 weeks on January 27, 2014.

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Easter At Our House

Will we have singing this Easter?

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All Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt

With Spring, comes good weather along with a brand new start to all the holiday celebrations! 

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Pet Sounds

I've had a bit of writer's block on this post.

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Easter

Yes, the time of year for chocolate indulgence; well, this mama is well into a successful,…

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Purple Day

 Epilepsy and Autism

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The Impossible

“We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.” 

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US Parents Need The GoTo Shop

Finding it difficult to take your little one shopping? 

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Disability and Brexit

We are a year away from the agreed beginning of the Brexit transition period, due…

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What “Purple Day” Means To Me

“Purple Day” may sound like a silly title given to March 26, but for…

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Finding His, “Thing”

Everybody has it.

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Sharing

“It’s nice to share”, is one of my several programmed phrases to…

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What Our Dog Could Teach Some Professionals

She came into our world in December. 

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World Down’s Syndrome Day

Check out our World Downs Syndrome Day Infographic, produced with our friends at Downs…

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Medicine - A Job in Itself

Medicine is a subject that I see crop up a lot on the various forums and pages I…

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 Part 3

Does the Down’s Syndrome Advantage confer any benefits on other members of…

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 Part 2

Are children with Down's Syndrome really easier to raise than those with other…

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Therapy

It is difficult being a luddite married to a tecnophile.

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CP Diagnosis and Hope from a Racing Driver

I remember clearly the first time that the diagnosis “Cerebral Palsy”…

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 Part 1

World Down’s Syndrome Day takes place every year on 21st March.

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

What my Daughter has Taught me in 4 Years

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Temporary Changing

Temporary changing place toilets have their place, but they should never be a permanent…

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Spring Clean

I love this time of year.

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Stopping To Admire The View On A Tough Journey

I was recently walking the dog up a very steep hill.

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From A Mother To Her Mother

There really is nothing like becoming a mum.

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Snow Days

Or should that be “SN-oh! Days”, for those, like us, who have a child…

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Blogger’s Block

I haven’t blogged for a while.  I had a second child, and spent a year…

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Mum’s the Word

My life changed when I became a mum. 

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