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 Parenting: Delicious slow cooked pork tenderloin

This is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes I’ve found for cooking…

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A Recipe Much Needed

As we all settle into the new season, welcoming the new weather is brings, we all…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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How to look after your skin during winter

Arrival of winter comes with the notion to save your precious skin from getting dry…

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by Firefly Community
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Food

Special Needs Diets: 10 fun foods for pureed eaters

Flavor experimentation can be quite enjoyable for children who are pureed eaters.

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Recipe: Seed & Nut Bars

If you like flapjacks you will love these!

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by Laura Moore
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Food

Special Needs Families: 10 Healthy Snacks the Whole Family Can Enjoy

If you’re tired of feeding your family less than wholesome snacks like cookies…

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by Firefly Community
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Easy Chicken Curry

I love simple dinners I can just prep and leave and this curry is one of my go-to…

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by Laura Moore
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Roasted Tomato and Bacon Pasta

I love simple suppers and this one is so simple you can even make it in advance and…

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by Laura Moore
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Food, Health & Beauty

10 Ways to Make Water More Exciting

It’s always important to keep hydrated, especially at this time of year. …

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Food, Health & Beauty

Whole 30 for the Special Needs Parent

Special needs parents are often under-eating, over-eating, convenience eating or…

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by Stacy Warden
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Food

Noodles for Knackered Mothers

Mothers, especially we ‘Special Needs’ mothers, are forever being told…

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Health & Beauty

5 Top Tips for Ageing Gracefully

We all know that ageing is a natural part of life, but that doesn't mean we have…

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by Firefly Community
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Food

5 Cooking Hacks for Special Needs Families

You probably know that cooking meals at home rather than eating out is healthier…

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by Firefly Community
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Quick and Easy Beef Vegetable Soup

Although it has taken the weather longer than usual to cool down, we are finally…

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Food, Special Needs

Thanksgiving Meals

Our family has spent every other year for the last six years in the hospital. …

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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Food

Meal Planning Tips

Please tell me I’m not the only adult on Earth that finds very little enjoyment…

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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Feeding Your Child “Real” Food, on a Pureed Diet

Mealtime can be tricky for parents of any five year old.  

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The Mediterranean Diet & Your Health

The Mediterranean diet and its many health benefits has featured numerous times recently…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Food, Special Needs

The wonderful benefits of blending

Since Sam had his PEG fitted a year ago, he has come a looong way.  From being…

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Food, Special Needs

Five Nutritional Challenges of Special Needs Children

Parents of children with special needs often battle with the overwhelming feeding…

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Food

Recipe for weight gain: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

For some kids with disabilities, it can be hard to keep weight on because of trouble…

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Recipe: Cheddar & Chicken Quesadillas

Need a quick and easy dinner recipe, but one that is also low in lactose, fructose,…

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by Christine Sexton
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Recipe: Breaded Baked Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries

For parents with children who need to avoid certain foods, it can be a challenge…

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by Christine Sexton
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Recipe for weight gain: Tuna Salad with Walnuts and Raisins

Having a child who is considered underweight for his or her age can be very stressful…

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by Christine Sexton
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Food

Fight Stress with Healthy Foods!

Being the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs (or any child, for that…

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by Christine Sexton
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Food

On the go? Healthy snacks to keep you going strong!

I sometimes think that the word “parent” is synonymous with the word…

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by Christine Sexton
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Food

Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Weight Gain

I have discussed in previous posts that even though childhood obesity is a worldwide…

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by Malorie Blake (MS, RDN, LDN)
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Food

Special needs parenting: rewarding with food

When your child is screaming uncontrollably at the grocery store causing a scene…

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by Malorie Blake (MS, RDN, LDN)
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Food

I will blenderize anything once

The other day a little boy in Mia’s play group observed Mia eating her afternoon…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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Cut these 5 things from the diet of kids with special needs

One of the biggest mistakes I see when it comes to parents incorporating nutrition…

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by Malorie Blake (MS, RDN, LDN)
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