Holiday Cheer vs Holilday Stress

It starts to creep up on me as October begins…I feel it rising as store shelves…

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There are many milestones we picture once we have children. 

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5 Cooking Hacks for Special Needs Families

You probably know that cooking meals at home rather than eating out is healthier…

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Special Needs

Special Needs Families: Winter

If you're like me, and love the summer, you'll be wondering where this sudden…

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Special Needs

Preparing for the ‘Flu-stive’ Season

Many people hang festive foil-wrapped chocolate shapes off their Christmas tree,…

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Food, Special Needs

“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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Special Needs, Health & Beauty

Taking time for Me!

Since becoming a mum 11 years ago, I haven’t been the best at taking time to…

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Special Needs

I am one in four, but why do I not want to talk about it?

I am '1 in 4*' but like many other women, I don't ever talk about…

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Special Needs

Five lessons my autistic daughter is learning through having a tropical fish tank

When my daughter was first diagnosed with autism three years ago this month I received…

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Health & Beauty

Feel Better: Thump Your Thymus

There's something you can do every day to give yourself a little boost,…

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Surveys

15 Ways to Spend Date Night by Special Needs Parents

Firefly asked Special Needs Parents: What makes a great Date Night?  Here…

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Special Needs

Is My Whole Family Disabled by Proxy? - Raising Children with Disabilties

“Oh! Look at how well she is doing (insert everyday something here)!”

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Special Needs

Special Needs Parenting: My biggest disappointment…

​I’m sure everyone is expecting me to say that my biggest disappointment…

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Special Needs

“I’ll Take Care of Her When You Get Too Old” - Raising Children with Disabilties

As parents, we all want to know that our kids will be fine someday without us. …

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Special Needs

4 Stages of Parental Sex - And Why Having Kids with Disabilities May Keep You at Stage 1

As everyone knows, sex is an important part of a healthy relationship.  Sexual…

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Special Needs

That Animated Film!

It would seem that everyone in the universe has seen the new Disney film Frozen!…

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Special Needs

All of us, son, love all of you

My son's NICU room is dark. I turned all the lights off in the bay; one lone…

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Special Needs

Ending the Stigma: Why We Should Never Stop Advocating for Our Children

Let's be real for a moment: there's still a huge stigma surrounding people…

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Special Needs

Five Celebrities with Children with Special Needs

To us normal folk, celebrities seem to have it all and at times seem almost invincible…

Special Needs

MT: the forgotten therapy

Our calendar is a colourful mix of codes. PT, physical therapy; OT, occupational…

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Special Needs

Eight Phrases Banned from Our Home

1. “The kid at the mall…” Any statement that begins with this…

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Special Needs

You don’t have to be a 24/7 advocate for your child’s condition

I hear the question pretty consistently.  "He is so cute -- but is…

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Special Needs

It takes a (bigger) village to raise a special needs child

Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? 

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Special Needs

It could have been me…

Two best friends from secondary school. My school trip room-mate. University weekends…

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Special Needs

4 Tips for When Your Child’s Best Friend Moves Away

Firefly Garden recommends Jennifer’s helpful tips for when your child’s…

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Special Needs

How one letter went viral and changed shopping forever

When I had trouble shopping with my daughter, May, I had no idea it would change…

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