All posts tagged: additional needs

What Are You Staring At?

WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT? Today I had one of those moments that creep up on you from nowhere. You know, when you are going about your usual business but you catch your breath as you realise how grown up your child suddenly looks. A […]

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Loving and Giving?

It is an overblown cliche that people with Down’s syndrome are “loving and giving”. If I had a pound for every well meaning person who has said that to me, I’d be living in a bigger house with a bigger kitchen. Maybe even a driveway. […]

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Perspective

This morning at school drop off something happened that made my heart swell and almost burst out of my chest with pride. It was a really small thing, something that most people would have barely noticed, but for me it was a BIG deal. I […]

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Still Learning

STILL LEARNING A couple of days ago I was holding my baby daughter in my arms and something happened that literally took my breath away. I glanced down at her and was struck by how much she looked like her oldest brother. It could have […]

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What was I thinking?

WHAT WAS I THINKING? Last night as I got the children out of the bath and made my way into my bedroom to get them dressed, I had a bit of a moan at Seb who had found a box under my bed and scattered […]

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Just. A. Mum.

I have always promised to keep my posts honest, even when it means a tough admission on my part or sharing a rant. I don’t ever want this page to be sugar coated, rose tinted or soft focus. What I want is for everyone to […]

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Force of Nature

FORCE OF NATURE It is estimated that at least 80% of foetuses with Down’s syndrome are miscarried or stillborn. This figure could be even higher as most miscarriages are not analysed. I remember our genetic counsellor explaining how a pregnant mother’s body is like a spell […]

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