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

What can carers do about stress?

Being a carer and parent to a child can have a huge impact on your health.

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Finding Physical Activities Your Child Loves

Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…

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Special Needs

Finding Physical Activities Your Child Loves

Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Swept Away, But Saved!

I will never forget the events of that sultry mid-summers day, both for the great…

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by Mark Arnold
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Fear of New Things

My biggest goal for Zachariah, aside from being healthy, has got to be inclusion…

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by Rochelle Followes
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Easter At Our House

Will we have singing this Easter?

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by Ann Hickman
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All Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt

With Spring, comes good weather along with a brand new start to all the holiday celebrations! 

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Easter

Yes, the time of year for chocolate indulgence; well, this mama is well into a successful,…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Finding His, “Thing”

Everybody has it.

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Temporary Changing

Temporary changing place toilets have their place, but they should never be a permanent…

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by Laura Moore
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Stopping To Admire The View On A Tough Journey

I was recently walking the dog up a very steep hill.

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Snow Days

Or should that be “SN-oh! Days”, for those, like us, who have a child…

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by Sarah Kay
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Disabled Access Day?

 How About #DisabledAccessEveryday!’

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by Mark Arnold
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Wheelchair Accessible

A wheelchair adapted vehicle has made life easier for our family.

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by Laura Moore
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Why I Love the Firefly GoTo Shop

Tesco's motto is every little helps. It’s a particularly apt motto if you're…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Special Needs Parenting: Summer is Overrated

SUMMER…A season of sunshine, relaxation and family outings.

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by Jodi Shenal
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Where you will find a Mobiloo this August

There are so many fun things going on during the summer holidays which many families…

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by Firefly Community
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Gear Up to Get Cycling

Whether you enjoy being outside in the fresh air, the wind blowing in your hair,…

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by Hayley Goleniowska
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An Upgraded Easter

As some of you may remember, Oliver started playing sports for a local organization…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Our New Badge

When I was a child I had these little books with photographs in and each time you…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Have you ordered your max card?

The Max Card is designed to make days out more financially accessible for foster…

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Special Needs Guide to Brighton

Good old Sussex by the sea is the ideal spot for a holiday and here is my guide of…

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by Laura Moore
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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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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Z is for Zoo

In my self-imposed challenge to blog my way through the alphabet about special needs…

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by Sam Bowen
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From Doctor Appointments to Date Nights

Here in the Hinkley household date nights may come few and far between, but when…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Great Expectations

Finding the right venue for Grandad’s birthday meal was not easy. We had to…

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Ideas for your Special Needs Summer Picnic

Remember the days when all you had to worry about was how many picnic ants you’d…

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When the Changing Places toilet is known as the ‘Shower Room’

​Hello Alastair, Firstly I’d like to apologise for the delay in sending this…

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by Firefly Community
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I Hope you Dance

There is a certain amount of freedom that naturally comes with becoming a teenager.…

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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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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…