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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
The official changing places campaign has been running for over 10 years and we currently…
by Firefly Community on 21st August, 2017
“Hi, I’m Heidi’s Mum”. That’s pretty much my standard…
by Sarah Kay on 18th August, 2017
by Sarah Kay on 18th August, 2017
I do know where the ‘obsession’ came from. I am not sure I would call…
by Ger Smyth on 18th August, 2017
Slightly random title for a special needs blog isn’t it? Let me explain.
by Sarah Kay on 15th August, 2017
11 months old and my daughter has taught me more than I have learnt in my life.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 12th August, 2017
It’s not because I’ve got anything against Nick Knowles, quite the opposite…
by Sarah Kay on 10th August, 2017
Some days are easier than others to navigate through, when you have a nonverbal child.
by Jodi Shenal on 8th August, 2017
Clos-o-mat are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of equipment for changing…
by Firefly Community on 8th August, 2017
Special needs parents are met with a host of daily complications so when we come…
by Stacy Warden on 7th August, 2017
Our son with special needs will be turning four years old in just a couple of weeks.
by Angelyn Harrenstein on 3rd August, 2017
And no, this time I’m not talking about the weather.
by Carolyn Voisey on 1st August, 2017
Going on holiday is good for the soul, I truly believe that, which is why I am always…
by Laura Moore on 26th July, 2017
And lo, we are in the summer term and it’s only a few more weeks until the…
by Carolyn Voisey on 21st July, 2017
This month, one of my blogs really received feedback from families all around and…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 19th July, 2017
The sunshine is here at last. The dark long nights being cosied inside have changed…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 18th July, 2017
The way the UK weather is behaving you’d be forgiven for thinking we’ve…
by Carolyn Voisey on 17th July, 2017
I read somewhere that moving house is only second to divorce in the list of "most…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 11th July, 2017
When I was younger, looking back, I was oblivious to many things.
by Jodi Shenal on 10th July, 2017
How does that song go again?
by Rebecca Toal on 3rd July, 2017
The adoption process for any family can often be long, complicated and unpredictable.
by Stacy Warden on 3rd July, 2017
I read somewhere that all anyone can expect is to be a good enough parent.
by Jane Scott on 30th June, 2017
At first it is lovely to not have to cope with the school run or never ending packed…
by Miriam Gwynne on 30th June, 2017
Consider this a public service announcement from Firefly!
by Firefly Community on 28th June, 2017
Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…
by Ger Smyth on 28th June, 2017
I was asked the other day if there was a particular skill that Sam didn’t yet…
by Carolyn Voisey on 26th June, 2017
Firstly, let me add that I have never actually visited Holland however I am sure…
by Carolyn Voisey on 19th June, 2017
We all have done it and have seen that Facebook can be one of the many places for…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 19th June, 2017
Another year gone by, another birthday for our child with additional needs, but how…
by Mark Arnold on 19th June, 2017
We have just come back from an amazing holiday in Florida, 3 weeks in the sun which…
by Laura Moore on 19th June, 2017
A father is defined as “a man who exercises paternal care over other persons;…
by Jodi Shenal on 15th June, 2017
I owe my sanity to my husband, like really!
by Zowie Kaye on 15th June, 2017