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A Few Tips for Flu Season

This time of year is always scary. Flu season. This year already it has caused the…

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Silver Linings

I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…

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Special Needs Parenting: The trauma of change

And no, this time I’m not talking about the weather.

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Special Needs Families: 4 accessible places to have a stay-cation this summer

Going on holiday is good for the soul, I truly believe that, which is why I am always…

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Awards and Conflicting Emotions

And lo, we are in the summer term and it’s only a few more weeks until the…

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Special Needs Parenting: A Plan for Inclusion

This month, one of my blogs really received feedback from families all around and…

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Sunshine is Here!

The sunshine is here at last. The dark long nights being cosied inside have changed…

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Changing Seasons

The way the UK weather is behaving you’d be forgiven for thinking we’ve…

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Special Needs Families: The stress of moving house

I read somewhere that moving house is only second to divorce in the list of "most…

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Special Needs Parenting: Never say never

When I was younger, looking back, I was oblivious to many things.  

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We’re all going on a…SUMMER HOL-I-DAY

How does that song go again?

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The Love Behind Special Needs Adoption

The adoption process for any family can often be long, complicated and unpredictable.

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Special Needs Families: Epic Parenting Fails from an Expert

I read somewhere that all anyone can expect is to be a good enough parent. 

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The Top 10 Summer Stresses for Special Needs Families

At first it is lovely to not have to cope with the school run or never ending packed…

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Accessible Summer Festival in Bury, North England

Consider this a public service announcement from Firefly!

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It is Summer

Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…

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Just One Thing

I was asked the other day if there was a particular skill that Sam didn’t yet…

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I am Not a Fan of Holland

Firstly, let me add that I have never actually visited Holland however I am sure…

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The Chosen One

We all have done it and have seen that Facebook can be one of the many places for…

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Birthdays - Celebration or Grieving?

Another year gone by, another birthday for our child with additional needs, but how…

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5 Travel Tips for Long Haul Flights

We have just come back from an amazing holiday in Florida, 3 weeks in the sun which…

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The Heart of a Special Needs Dad

A father is defined as “a man who exercises paternal care over other persons;…

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Father’s Day

I owe my sanity to my husband, like really!

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A Gift to my Husband on Father’s Day

I write quite often, in my personal blog, about happiness.

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More than a Typical Daddy

In our world of special needs parenting we often hear little from or about these…

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6 Years

Six years ago today at 37 weeks pregnant I was in the antenatal clinic for my final…

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The First Year of my Journey as a Special Needs Parent

This time last year I was pregnant with my 4th child, we had just started the long…

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Just a Kid Watching Other Kids on YouTube

Yes, my three year old can master my iPhone and click open Youtube Kids to watch…

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What Really Matters

How do I explain to people who don’t understand that for all his issues, my…

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Redefining Daddy

I have been many things in my life and I have been called many things (I'm sure)…

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Global Day of Parents

Some people plan to be parents, take all the organisation and preparation in delight. 

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Being a Working Mum

Alternatively, In Praise of the Stay at Home Dad.

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