We have just returned from our summer holiday. It has been a lovely break for us all, no schedules to follow, days of simple pleasures – swimming, reading, playing cards, chatting, eating and relaxing. Whilst we undoubtedly were able to relax a lot, lot more […]
All posts tagged: against the odds
More than a feeling….
My heart is broken right now. We’ve known about the #NIPT testing for ages and my life hasn’t changed at all. I still have my own family unit that I wouldn’t change for anything, the world is still turning and it doesn’t actually affect me […]
MY FERAL HEART – “A FILM ABOUT ABILITY, NOT DISABILITY”, by DUNCAN PAVELING
Whilst I am not an advocate of the line “everything happens for a reason” I certainly believe that everything thrown at us shapes, moulds and influences who we are – and there is no doubt that life guides us down certain paths and chance meetings […]
INCLUSION – A Devastating Irony
NCLUSION – A Devastating Irony We have spent the start of the Easter holidays doing the same typical things of families everywhere. We’ve travelled to grandparents, been to watch the football, a trip to the seaside, eaten well and scoffed lots of treats. The kids […]
About A Boy
Seb’s birthday is just two days after Valentine’s Day and the rather brash and inescapable arrival of redness across the land serves as a reminder that another milestone is just around the corner. At this time of year it is impossible for me not to […]
Reflections at Sunset over Four Decades
I really envy all those people who view age as ‘just a number’. I have always known I would hate getting ‘old’. Even as a really small child of about 7 I used to be thankful for my youth. I can remember being in my […]
Little People see a Person, not a Syndrome
LITTLE PEOPLE SEE A PERSON, NOT A SYNDROME This is Seb and Ella, aged 4. They have known each since birth and they are second cousins. Ella’s mum and I were pregnant at the same time and the children are a couple of months apart. […]
And This is the One I Worry About….
AND THIS IS THE ONE I WORRY ABOUT….. LITERALLY just the other night I was at a friend’s house enjoying a lovely festive evening of drinks and nibbles and chatting with some other mums. We all talked about our kids in various forms. They all […]
Grow Old With Me….
GROW OLD WITH ME…… We are not ones for overblown romantic gestures in this house. If a bouquet arrives at the office I know it’s not for me and I am really, honestly fine about it. We have own “special” ways of showing that we […]
“God I Love This Kid!” – The Hoff
“GOD, I LOVE THIS KID!” – The Hoff As we took our front row seats at the panto this evening I said to my mum “if we get through this unnoticed I’ll be amazed”…… My mum tried to get us all tickets for the panto […]
Making Waves with the Gentle Ripples of Inclusion
MAKING WAVES WITH THE GENTLE RIPPLES OF INCLUSION MAKING WAVES WITH THE GENTLE RIPPLES OF INCLUSION….. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that something whisked away and hidden is something feared. Especially if nobody knows anything about it and it has a big, […]
A New and Very Unexpected Heartbreak
A NEW AND VERY UNEXPECTED HEARTBREAK I think it is a very natural thing, as a parent, to worry. It seems particularly true of us females. I hate to make generalisations, but from conversations I have had with other mums, it tends to be the […]