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Special Needs

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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When did this become so normal?

I had a bit of a moment today. Sat in Starbucks (again) #dontjudge I was feeding…

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Preparing My Child for Big Life Changes

It’s safe to say BIG changes are coming my son’s way, and fast.

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Don’t Call My Kid Dumb

One thing I absolutely hate hearing is “What’s wrong with your kid and…

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The GoTo Shop

​Do you have a favourite supermarket? I do, it’s Tesco. I like my Clubcard…

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You soon find out who your friends are…

It’s a bit of a cliché isn’t it – you soon find out who…

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Blended Diet – Giving everyone a choice about what they eat with a feeding tube

Cerys had a gingerbread biscuit today. She is two and really liked it. 

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Mobiloo

Summer Fairs, Festivals, Outdoor Events, these are the things we actively avoid with…

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Faces of the Firefly Garden - Our Winners

​Last week our Judges chose the winners for our Faces of the Firefly Garden competition.…

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A Sensory Calendar Update

​So as we pass the halfway point of the advent - I thought I’d give you an…

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This special needs mum isn’t ready for Christmas!

​So it’s the 10th December and I still haven’t bought Daniel his Christmas…

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It’s rude to stare! Or is it?

There are very few mums and dads of kids with special needs who haven’t been…

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“Dear Doctor, Here’s a List of Things My Daughter CAN do…”

Every day teachers, doctors and society seem to tell me what my daughter cannot…

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Dear other Special Needs Parent…

Dear other Special Needs Parent, During the holiday season, I can be particularly…

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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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Firefly Garden’s Sensory Advent Calendar

​So it was with much excitement that we headed down the stairs on the 1st of December…

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Gifts for Seb. And kiddos like him.

Firefly Garden is sharing Kara’s great list of Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids…

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Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp

A Special Needs and Homeschooling blog link up shared from the Firefly Garden. ​Read…

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Being thankful

An other thankful post from a Special Needs Family.​ Read more here.

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Giving Thanks from an Irish Mom

Our two lands have a connection, Irish-American relations are well documented and…

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As Charlie Gets Bigger, Our Home Seems to Get Less Accessible

My parents have always been nomadic.  Dad is a builder and except for my high…

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Kidz up North

The Firefly Garden had an amazing day at Kidz up North in EventCity, Manchester.

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Two Trimesters and No Time to Think (With prematurity, forewarned is not necessarily forearmed)

​If pregnancy is a car journey and the birth is the destination, then being forewarned…

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Prematurity - Our Story

Pre – mature Pre – meaning to come before or previous and mature –…

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Christmas present ideas! (For under £100)

​After the kids have gone to sleep (or until they’re back up again anyway)…

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Undiagnosed Event - Northern Ireland

Today, the Firefly Garden attended SWAN UK’s Undiagnosed Event in Northern…

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800 seizures a day: Epilepsy, our story

My daughter, May, was born with a severe brain injury. She had seizures every day,…

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Epilepsy: The Forest Fire

Shauneen is mum to Aaron and Adam. Aaron is 9 and Adam is 3.  Today’s…

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Epilepsy: The Sneak

Our story begins when Thomas was 9 days old. He was born 6 weeks early and everything…

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5 Simple Homemade Toys for a child with Cerebral Palsy

Children find fun in some very weird and wonderful things.

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Epilepsy: The Jigsaw Destroyer

Today’s post on Epilepsy comes from guest blogger, Dawn Cameron. Dawn is mum…

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