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

Zowie Kaye

My Big Fat Greek Family – we love our food and love each other even more. We're a like liquorice allsorts, all a bit different. I’m a full time working mum and married my best friend Jay. I thought my life was great until I became a mum and then realised it was complete. A few of our family allsorts may seem broken – they are not, they are just a bit different!

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Father’s Day

I owe my sanity to my husband, like really!

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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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International Children’s Day

Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world.…

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Global Day of Parents

Some people plan to be parents, take all the organisation and preparation in delight. 

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Mother’s Day

Before I became a mum I tried for a long time to get pregnant and was even told by…

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Red Nose Day

This is a well known day that has been running yearly since 1998; helping globally,…

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International Day of Happiness

Happiness – synonyms: contentment, pleasure, satisfaction, cheerfulness, merriment,…

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International Women’s Day

So this day is a global day to celebrate women, unity, reflection, advocacy and action.…

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Random Acts of Kindness

I work for a company that is a great British Institution and one of its current marketing…

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Special Needs Parenting: Questions with Cameron

You ok baby? - “I’m fine thank you mum, are you?”

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Special Needs Parenting: No thanks mum, I don’t want a story

As a child I was a keen reader and was ahead of the reading level of others my age.…

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Special Needs Mums: A letter to my 24 year old pregnant self

Yes, it's exciting and you can't wait

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Autism: Secondary Education - The next step

November 2016 and I have just had Cameron’s year 4 statement (Education, Health…

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Christmas with Autism: But I don’t like

There is not one part of the spectrum that is easier or harder than the other.

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Special Needs Christmas: But I didn’t ask for that

Christmas 2014 was a bit of a game changer in our household, yes we had done the…

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“Please just one bite” - Introducing new foods

I remember back to when my son was about 18 months old and he suddenly stopping eating…

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Days Out - Eating out with a fussy eater

As an SEN parent we all know the military precision of our lives, our routines

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“This feels funny”... Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

We as a family are four to five years into our diagnosed journey.  

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End of another school year, holidays and childcare

We ASD parents don’t tend to welcome the end of the school holidays with the…

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The ability to adapt….......

In addition to my son's ASD he has issues with his eyes. Over the years this…

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I just want to protect him…

A few months ago in a blog I told you how Cameron had played outside the front of…

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Autism: Myth Busting

As a mum to a now eight year old with autism, our journey started out rocky. …

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What are the odds?

It’s as if once you become a parent there is this category that you fall into.…

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How do we let go…even just a little?

I am fortunate that every week, Cameron has a nice balance of after school…

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Special Needs Parenting: Why won’t they help us…

“Zowie did you know that you are able to claim for DLA?” – No!

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Special needs parenting: The perception of honesty

I’m in a reflective mood today after a hospital visit with my son yesterday.…

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Raising kids with special needs: The things autism makes parents do

Micro Machines many will remember as a 1980’s-1990’s craze. So it’s…

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Raising kids with special needs: Do you even know…

There was a time after the initial diagnosis where I was worried about my son’s…

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