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My name is Orla, married to Shane. Also affectionately known as Mummy to Ruairi, Darragh and Eoghan
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
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