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Special Needs Bloggers

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

Sally Davies

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The Power of a Hug

'If you could go anywhere in the world to do a good deed for someone, where would…

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Holidays are Hard

There is no shame is admitting summer holidays are hard.

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by Miriam Gwynne
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I am Not a Fan of Holland

Firstly, let me add that I have never actually visited Holland however I am sure…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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The Chosen One

We all have done it and have seen that Facebook can be one of the many places for…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Birthdays - Celebration or Grieving?

Another year gone by, another birthday for our child with additional needs, but how…

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by Mark Arnold
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5 Travel Tips for Long Haul Flights

We have just come back from an amazing holiday in Florida, 3 weeks in the sun which…

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by Laura Moore
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A Proper Holiday

We had our first "proper" holiday a few months ago. I've been wanting…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Food

Easy Chicken Curry

I love simple dinners I can just prep and leave and this curry is one of my go-to…

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by Laura Moore
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The Heart of a Special Needs Dad

A father is defined as “a man who exercises paternal care over other persons;…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Father’s Day

I owe my sanity to my husband, like really!

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by Zowie Kaye
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A Gift to my Husband on Father’s Day

I write quite often, in my personal blog, about happiness.

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A Letter to all the Lonely Carers

I have a confession to make - I am extremely lonely

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by Nadine Caring in the Chaos
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More than a Typical Daddy

In our world of special needs parenting we often hear little from or about these…

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by Ger Smyth
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5 Tips to Make Airports Less Stressful Places to Be

We all know that airports aren’t the calmest environments but you can reduce…

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by Laura Moore
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Special Needs Parenting: I Never Thought

I have been thinking lately about a few of things I had thought after I gave birth…

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by Ger Smyth
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6 Years

Six years ago today at 37 weeks pregnant I was in the antenatal clinic for my final…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Summer for the Hinkleys

School has finally wrapped up for my oldest son, Aaden, who just graduated fourth…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Will she Always Have that Tube?

If I had a £1 for every time I was asked that question.

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Food

Roasted Tomato and Bacon Pasta

I love simple suppers and this one is so simple you can even make it in advance and…

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by Laura Moore
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The First Year of my Journey as a Special Needs Parent

This time last year I was pregnant with my 4th child, we had just started the long…

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Walking a Knife Edge

Never sure how to start posts like this one, it always seems so trite. 

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Just a Kid Watching Other Kids on YouTube

Yes, my three year old can master my iPhone and click open Youtube Kids to watch…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Food, Health & Beauty

10 Ways to Make Water More Exciting

It’s always important to keep hydrated, especially at this time of year. …

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What Really Matters

How do I explain to people who don’t understand that for all his issues, my…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Redefining Daddy

I have been many things in my life and I have been called many things (I'm sure)…

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by David Germon
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Holidays and Autism

So I did something this week that I’m already starting to get anxious about;…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Tilgate Park officially opens Space to Change

Crawley Borough Council has officially opened what is believed to be the first hoist-assisted…

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In the Event of an Emergency

As a parent of a child with extraordinary needs, my list of worries can oftentimes…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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She is Not a Spoilt Brat

She is not a 'spoilt brat' she is a child with serious food aversion!

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by Miriam Gwynne
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These are a Few of my Favourite Things

There are times when we all need something familiar, something that brings us comfort

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by Mark Arnold
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