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Christmas time, a season of roasted chestnuts as you walk down the high street, a…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 12th December, 2017
1. Not all seizures are the same Prior to my son’s epilepsy diagnosis, I’d…
by Emma Murphy on 12th December, 2017
When I was younger, looking back, I was oblivious to many things.
by Jodi Shenal on 10th July, 2017
My beautiful little girl is six years old now. She is deaf and mostly blind and has…
by Rebecca Toal on 10th July, 2017
Health & Beauty
Summer is upon us; the time of the year when families stock up on gallons of sunscreen…
by Firefly Community on 9th July, 2017
It is widely recognised that blogs are now an important part of the online world.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 30th June, 2017
Recently I made a bold decision, some of my closest friends called it a ‘brave’…
by Ger Smyth on 30th June, 2017
I read somewhere that all anyone can expect is to be a good enough parent.
by Jane Scott on 30th June, 2017
The fourth of July always brings lots of excitement and joy here in the United States.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 30th June, 2017
'If you could go anywhere in the world to do a good deed for someone, where would…
by Sally Mitcham on 28th June, 2017
friend/frɛnd - nouna person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection,
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 27th June, 2017
Over the past eight years I have been taking part in a social experiment called the…
by Jane Scott on 27th June, 2017
Whether you enjoy being outside in the fresh air, the wind blowing in your hair,…
by Hayley Goleniowska on 26th June, 2017
Newly inducted to The Special Needs Parenting Club? You may not feel it’s the…
by Jane Scott on 23rd June, 2017
There is no shame is admitting summer holidays are hard.
by Miriam Gwynne on 22nd 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
We had our first "proper" holiday a few months ago. I've been wanting…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 19th June, 2017
I have been many things in my life and I have been called many things (I'm sure)…
by David Germon on 5th June, 2017
As a parent of a child with extraordinary needs, my list of worries can oftentimes…
by Melissa Schlemmer on 1st June, 2017
Alternatively, In Praise of the Stay at Home Dad.
by Carolyn Voisey on 29th May, 2017
When I think back to 2009 when William was born it is all a bit of a blur
by Laura Moore on 29th May, 2017
Nearly thirty years ago, Manchester welcomed this Southerner with open arms.
by Jane Scott on 26th May, 2017
Do you sometimes think that everything is up to you? That if you don’t…
by Mark Arnold on 26th May, 2017
I mean, just how sociable is social media?
by Angela Kelly on 24th May, 2017
As far as anyone knows we’re a nice, normal family… so stated the sign…
by Carolyn Voisey on 23rd May, 2017
Every morning I walk my chatting, bubbly girl to school and every morning I watch…
by Miriam Gwynne on 19th May, 2017
I have no problem with any mother who breastfeeds her baby in public.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 18th May, 2017
Yesterday evening, after I’d helped my son to shower and get ready for bed,…
by Mark Arnold on 15th May, 2017
It’s the same date every year.15th of May.
by Ger Smyth on 15th May, 2017
We asked special needs parents for their top tips to maintain good mental health...
by Firefly Community on 10th May, 2017