“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 […]
All posts tagged: special needs
My Greatest Teacher
Barely a week, or even day, goes by when we are not somehow reminded how our lives are so much richer for having Seb in it. Something I could never have anticipated before he was born, or even when we were first told of his […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
DIAGNOSIS DOWN’S This is the first blog I ever wrote. It was initially for friends and family on Facebook and was my contribution to Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week in March 2011. Of course, 3 years later and it would be written with even more love […]
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 […]