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

Sam Bowen

Hi I’m Sam, Mum to Lucy who is has complex special needs but is the happiest person I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting! I own Hip-Pose Ltd, a brand of clothing I designed for babies with hip dysplasia (which Lucy had). I’m also a fundraiser for her school PTA and in my spare time (if I get any!) I sew and make crafty stuff.

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Hip-Pose

An ultrasound scan revealed that Lucy was extended breech and consequently a C section…

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Friendships when you’re a special needs parent

​I’d never been one of those people who had lots of friends.

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Children’s Hospice - Another world

“It’s OK Mum” I whisper, “She’s real” but even…

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Special Needs Family Life: Moving House

We’ve reached that point when we need to move house, not because we particularly…

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Pramhead - Find the perfect Special Needs Buggy or not!

There’s a well known website I wish I’d known about years ago called…

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Special Needs Fundraising Top Tips

Rightly or wrongly things designed for disability cost more than ‘mainstream’…

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Special Needs Parenting: Best made plans…

This isn’t quite how I’d planned it to be, or rather how I’d imagined…

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