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

National Hug Day

Milestones... we all wait and wait for them to come and then we celebrate the tiniest…

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A Poster Girl for Disability

Years ago, we had a disastrous meal out. Pearl was present but not yet born, perhaps…

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by Jane Scott
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Sensory Issues Vs Christmas Tree

Well it’s December and so my husband and I knew we had another difficult decision…

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by Jessica Rivera
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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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by Natalie Luckett
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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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by Jessica Rivera
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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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by Jennifer A Janes
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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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by Firefly Community
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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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by Fiona Russo
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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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by Minding Thomas
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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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by Firefly Community
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Undiagnosed Event - Northern Ireland

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

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by Firefly Community
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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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by Mama Lewis
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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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by Firefly Community
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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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by Minding Thomas
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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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by Caro Robbertze
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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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Great Sensory Apps for Kids with Special Needs

As well as being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Oscar is also visually impaired.…

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by Jane Ashton
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The AIPAC Conference, Dallas 2014 - The Invite

Stacy reflects on the AIPAC Conference in Dallas where she spoke about her experience…

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This is the most disgusting thing you will read today

My daughter, May, is five years old. She no longer fits on those baby changing tables,…

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by Mama Lewis
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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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by Mama Lewis
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Work Was Always My ‘Thing’, But It’s Not An Option Since My Son’s Diagnosis

I recently gave up work to become a full time mum/carer for Oscar.

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by Jane Ashton
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Our Son’s Condition Won’t Stop Us Having Another Beautiful Child

Recently, I visited my ob-gyn for an annual check-up and also to have my IUD, which…

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by Telina Knight
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“Are You Okay?” - The Question Special Needs Parents Always Answer With a Lie

A good friend of mine looked me straight in the eye a few weeks ago and asked me…

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by Natalie Luckett
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The 3 People I Always Meet When I’m Out With My Disabled Child

So, I am mum to 2 amazing little boys: a 5 year old who is severely disabled and…

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by Firefly Community
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10 things you didn’t know about special needs Dads

In December 2008 my life changed forever, my first child was born, the most beautiful…

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by Firefly Community
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16 Amazing Things To Do in Your GoTo Seat

The GoTo Seat has been a revelation for many of our Firefly Friends trying to get involved…