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

Raising Awareness: Spina Bifida

With each month, we all can find someone we know raising awareness for a different…

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ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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Signs of Life

I remember it like it was yesterday; pulling the car up onto the driveway and hearing…

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Who Would You Be?

I hate this thought, it only comes to me when I'm alone. 

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Special Needs Parenting: New best friends

As many parents including myself have before, we’ve all shared how disheartening…

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Surgery Day

I’m remarkably calm, as I sit with J sipping far too hot coffee out of a lidded…

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Special Needs Families: Brothers

I recently witnessed my 6 year old sticking his tongue out at his almost 4 year old…

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I Cannot See Your Child Today

I have always welcomed children into my home, and enjoyed their company, since Zachariah…

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Searching for others with the same rare disease

Could there really be 15 others in my town with the same rare disease as my son?

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Special Needs Parenting: The boy who defied predictions

My little human has never been one to listen to what the medical profession has to…

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Reactions to the Wheelchair

As my 5 year old son Brody gets older, his disabilities become more visible to those…

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No Limitations

With the New Year, comes new seasons and opportunities to play sports! We never knew…

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Special Needs Parenting: It’s the law

In America it’s called Murphy’s law, in the UK it’s Sod’s…

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Special Needs Parenting: The Perfect Potion

Today class , we are going to make ‘parents of kiddies with special or extra…

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Exhaustion and the never-ending battle for a suitable home

Sometimes things just get a bit too much and it's all you can do to keep moving…

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Valentine’s Day Fun for the Whole Family

Valentine's Day Fun for the Whole Family

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A Different Kind of Playing

We had the amazing opportunity over the Christmas holidays to spend time visiting…

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Life, Interrupted

Here we are, once again sitting in a hospital bedroom. Waiting. Always waiting... 

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Vulnerability

Realising just how vulnerable my son really is and realising how much we need a suitable…

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Why winter isn’t party season for Special Needs Parents

You may remember a while back when I wrote a post celebrating the wonders of autumn. 

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Special Needs Families: “Will she always be tube-fed?”

There are some questions that I simply don’t have to answers to. 

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Football and Friendship

I was never sure if he would enjoy watching sports because I thought he would never…

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Battle Scars and Bellies

I was afraid of something that ultimately made your life so much easier and gave…

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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 Parenting: Finding the right words

According to my good friend Google, it’s estimated that there are over a million…

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Special Needs Parenting: Our new normal

Following on from my last blog about the day Zachariah had his Gastrostomy, I wanted…

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Special Needs Families: Coping with surgery

It has been a very strange few weeks! 

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Space to Change Toilets make great business sense

If you are a regular reader of Firefly blogs you will probably already know the reasons…

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Why special needs mums don’t make good friends!

I recently read an article where the writer was a mom of young kids and her life…

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15 New Years Resolutions for the Special Needs Parent

1) I will look at everyday “normal” activities and find creative ways…

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Age is but a Number

It's almost Christmas and the special needs bloggers are out in force with recommendations…

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