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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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SEN, online safety and gaming!

“what the…………….. oh comeeee onnnnnn…………….…

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International Day of Families

I am fortunate to have a big family – and a close one! 

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…

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Undiagnosed Day

A blind person tends to have a walking aid just as someone with cerebral palsy tends…

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National Sibling Day

I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…

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Stress Awareness Month

Breathe in…2….3…… and out, 2…3…4….5….6!!…

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Easter

Yes, the time of year for chocolate indulgence; well, this mama is well into a successful,…

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Mother’s Day (UK)

I see women around me who bring up their children with warmth, care and affection. 

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International Women’s Day

International Women's Day grew out of the labour movement to become a UN-recognised…

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Dear Bullies

You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…

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The Time was Right: Telling my son about autism

I had this perfect plan in my head of how I would tell my son about his autism diagnosis. 

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Special Needs Families: Elf on the shelf

In the US, Canada and Britain, the modern folklore of Santa Claus typically includes…

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to School

The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…

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

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

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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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