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Special Needs Bloggers

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

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Sensory Bags For The Kid Who Eats Everything

Adelaide tries to mouth and chew everything. Most likely a combination of her neuro-disability…

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Special Needs Storage Unit - Raising Children With Special Needs

We started our special needs journey when Adelaide was 9 months old. She wasn’t…

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A Gait Belt? This Can’t Be Right - Raising Children with Disabilties

"We're going to count to three, and then stand? Are you ready? Put your…

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Stick A Fork In Me - Raising Children with Disabilities

I'm done. I give up. We've been working on learning to use a fork and spoon…

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by Lyndse Ballew
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Strangers In A Parking Lot: Raising a Child with Disabilities

"You have no consideration. No consideration." We were next to a disabled…

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When I Sing to My Daughter: Raising Children with Disabilities

Adelaide doesn't make eye contact. Unless you are singing to her or reciting…

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The Dangers of Dentist Duty: Special Needs Parenting

Dave is on nighttime tooth duty. His routine with Adelaide works extremely well.…

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The Special Needs Guide to the DMV: 20 Easy Steps

1. Wait to renew your vehicle tags until the last business day of the month. Procrastination?…

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by Lyndse Ballew
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I’m a quitter

Our world was changing every day, but the laundry was never any different. We ran…

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by Lyndse Ballew
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Thanks for being a friend throughout this special needs journey

When Adelaide's MRI came back abnormal, and we rushed across the state to meet…

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That Time We Just Showed Up At SN Preschool

We were recently denied therapy services under our insurance plan. It's pretty…

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by Lyndse Ballew
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Special Needs Parenting: My Daughter Versus Every Cup Ever

Adelaide drinks from a bottle. A very specific bottle. We finally found one that…

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