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Special Needs

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

Of Bikes and Unicorns

As the parent of a disabled child I have a heartfelt wish to see a world that is…

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The Great Clear Out

There is one thing I pretty much loathe doing.

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Thinking of the Special Needs Moms that are Struggling on Mother’s Day

After a long night caring and keeping your child with special needs safe, comfortable…

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Our New Badge

When I was a child I had these little books with photographs in and each time you…

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I Have Learned a Lesson

I have learned a lesson recently. A few things have happened that have led me to…

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We Must Always Be Kind

When I was pregnant so many people said to me "get used to no sleep!!"…

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Perspective

It's all a matter of perspective. This is what I keep having to tell myself when…

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Finding New Friends Through Unexpected Avenues

Just recently, all while doing a 2am feeding for my youngest son Theodore, I was…

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Why I hate being a special needs mum!

I hate being a special needs Mum...there I said it...shocked?

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How to Act when around someone in a Wheelchair.

Ha! My title for this post was a trick. 

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I’ve lost my 6 year old to a games console: Special Needs Parenting

I’m sure that many parents would be shocked (maybe even a bit disgusted) that…

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A special needs mum’s inner monologue…

If you treated your close friends and family how you treated yourself how do you…

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Special Needs Families: Why don’t you want us in your city?

Dear Winchester City Council, We visited your beautiful city last weekend...

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Special Needs Parenting: What I think of equipment

The last week or so has been a real eye opener for me. 

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Comparison is the thief of joy: Special Needs Parenting

Recently someone somewhere (who knows it may even have been a dream!) posted a quote:…

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Halloween in a CP world

Lately, I seem to be suffering with grumpy negative whinger disease. Honestly, I…

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Watching my kids gain independence

Let’s be honest here – sometimes watching our kids grow and gain independence…

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Playground ‘Friends’

It started out as a typical trip to our favourite playground. Except this time, something…

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“I don’t want to have Cerebral Palsy any more mum.”

These were the heart-breaking words my little boy said to me this morning. One day…

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A sporting chance

I used to sit worrying so much about how my little boy would feel during PE lessons…

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Should SEN parents be worried about how much screen time their children have?

As I type this, my son is playing on his Kindle and my daughter is playing Leapfrog…

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We were thrown together for a reason

A letter to my NICU mums. When we were planning our families we didn’t even…

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Raising a child with special needs: Autism - our bubble.

Hey! It's me again, I'd taken a little while off from blogging whilst I learnt…

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When people say our son with cerebral palsy ‘will be just fine’…

The early days of coming to terms with our child's diagnosis was painful.  

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Becoming a Working Parent of a Child with Special Needs

In exactly a month, I’ll be going back to University and hospital placement…

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4 Steps to Gradual Potty Progress - Raising a Child with Special Needs

You would think after successfully potty-training three children, my fourth would…

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Special Needs Parenting: Are you lookin’ at me?

Special needs parents come in all shapes and sizes, but there is one thing that unites…

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To tuBE or not to tuBE, that is the question

Lou Lou’s eating has never been easy. 

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Special Needs Parenting: Give me strength

​Me: ‘I could write a book about the people I meet out when I’m out…

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World CP Awareness Day 2015

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families,…

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Some of the Firefly Garden’s favourite people with Cerebral Palsy

​On World CP Day, the Firefly Garden is highlighting five of our favourite people…

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