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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
My daughter is now 17 months and I have only just accepted that it is ok to mourn.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 16th January, 2018
We have waited many months for your appointment. Questions have been forming in my…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 15th January, 2018
Having 4 children is difficult, I am not going to lie. I love them with all my heart,…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 18th September, 2017
On my journey so far, even though we have had tests and numerous trips to different…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 8th September, 2017
Let’s be honest here – sometimes watching our kids grow and gain independence…
by Rebecca Toal on 28th September, 2016
I used to sit worrying so much about how my little boy would feel during PE lessons…
by Sarah Brisdion on 14th September, 2016
I’m back on the therapy cycle again, that little hamster wheel of hope and…
by Sam Bowen on 26th August, 2016
I remember Zachariah’s first ever meeting with his Physiotherapist when he…
by Rochelle Followes on 8th August, 2016
We’re on our family summer holiday in Derbyshire, England and almost every…
by Rebecca Toal on 5th August, 2016
Our daughter’s Rett syndrome is a constantly evolving beast. In the first…
by Fiona Russo on 25th July, 2016
Life hacks can sure come in handy when working with our children's equipment.…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 25th July, 2016
Many of us are familiar with therapy and services that may be offered for our children…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 31st May, 2016
There’s no doubt that there’s lots of fun to be had with Playpak! But…
A series of early intervention tutorials from Firefly and Flying Start’s Nick…
by Nick Mant, PT on 13th April, 2016
by Nick Mant, PT on 12th April, 2016
by Nick Mant, PT on 25th March, 2016
by Nick Mant, PT on 24th March, 2016
by Nick Mant, PT on 20th March, 2016
by Nick Mant, PT on 19th March, 2016
by Nick Mant, PT on 18th March, 2016
There are a number of reasons we don’t do certain everyday things with Ethan.
by Ger Smyth on 18th January, 2016
One of the most common requests I receive is how to encourage walking.
by Firefly Community on 11th January, 2016
As a parent or caregiver of a child who regularly sees therapists, you may have noticed…
by Bronwen Warner on 30th November, 2015
Sam has taught me many things in his 4 years so far. One of them is to have fun.
by Carolyn Voisey on 6th August, 2015
Going to various medical and specialist appointments becomes a common occurrence…
by Natalie Diaz on 14th May, 2015
I have three simple words for Early Intervention success.Let me in.
by Firefly Community on 11th February, 2015
Early December we went for Bella’s 3rd round of Botox.
by Natalie Luckett on 30th January, 2015