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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.

World Prematurity Day 2017

We are the forever grateful parents of an ex-premature baby.

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World Toilet Day 2017

Wow. There honestly must be a day for everything. Until about a week ago, I didn’t…

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We’re all going on a…SUMMER HOL-I-DAY

How does that song go again?

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The Love Behind Special Needs Adoption

The adoption process for any family can often be long, complicated and unpredictable.

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Dread of the Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are looming and for teachers they cannot wait to skip off for 6 weeks…

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Blogging About Disability Part One: The Power of Words

It is widely recognised that blogs are now an important part of the online world.

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Special Needs Families: Epic Parenting Fails from an Expert

I read somewhere that all anyone can expect is to be a good enough parent. 

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Fourth of July and the Fear of Loud Noises

The fourth of July always brings lots of excitement and joy here in the United States. 

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The Top 10 Summer Stresses for Special Needs Families

At first it is lovely to not have to cope with the school run or never ending packed…

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Firefly Loves Seenin

Everyone loves going shopping right?

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When his Disability is no Longer “Cute”

  Receiving Oliver’s diagnosis was beyond difficult.

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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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Accessible Summer Festival in Bury, North England

Consider this a public service announcement from Firefly!

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It is Summer

Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…

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The Definition of a Friend

friend/frɛnd - nouna person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection,

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How Not to Parent: Summer Holiday Edition

Over the past eight years I have been taking part in a social experiment called the…

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Will we Ever be Out of the Woods?

Once you’ve been through a frightening, challenging experience, you feel an…

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Gear Up to Get Cycling

Whether you enjoy being outside in the fresh air, the wind blowing in your hair,…

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Just One Thing

I was asked the other day if there was a particular skill that Sam didn’t yet…

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Welcome to the Family

Newly inducted to The Special Needs Parenting Club? You may not feel it’s the…

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Five Inexpensive End of Term Gifts

It's end of term and I have so many people to thank. 

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Holidays are Hard

There is no shame is admitting summer holidays are hard.

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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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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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Birthdays - Celebration or Grieving?

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

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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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A Proper Holiday

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

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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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Father’s Day

I owe my sanity to my husband, like really!

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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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More than a Typical Daddy

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

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