Eleven Things that Help Keep Our Marriage On Track

I was telling Ben that sometimes in our relationship I marvel at how great it is and can’t imagine it being any other way. We are happy and in love and communicating well and it’s blissful. And then we have times where it feels as though we’re on the brink...Read More

How He Made Me Aware {guest post}

Sometimes you meet someone and just realise there’s a connection. This was certainly the case when I met Ange online through a Down syndrome writers forum. While not really knowing each other from a bar of soap, I felt very honoured that she and her family went out of their...Read More

Bring on October {Down syndrome Awareness Month}

I’m pretty sure every year as October approaches and I attempt to prepare for Down syndrome Awareness Month on the blog, I struggle to find the right words to share with you. This year is no different. Perhaps it’s even harder now, as the boy who made Down syndrome Awareness...Read More

Superhero {almost wordless wednesday}

My boy, my surprise, my heartbreak, my hero... with the scars to prove it. Some parents wish for either a 'pink or blue' baby, but we all assume our new baby will be healthy, just like the rest of the family. We got a blue baby with a little something extra... I...Read More

Lessons In Living {guest post}

Through immense personal challenge, Julia Watson manages to demonstrate in the most humble and authentic way that life truly is for living. I remember reading an article Julia had written about her beautiful Georgia years ago when Nicholas was just tiny and I was so proud when her first book was published recently...Read More

This Mother’s Random Reflections on Starting School {guest post}

My friendship with Jocelyn started when a lovely mutual friend introduced us during my pregnancy with Nicholas. Although I hadn't yet even met my third child, I was grateful to have my first real life connection with another family in the Down syndrome community and Jocelyn has been a wealth of knowledge and source...Read More

What Therapy Looks Like for Our Child with Down syndrome

One of the hardest things for me about having a child with special needs is probably the incessant buzzing of my brain, the questioning, the figuring out and wondering. All of the buzzing essentially has to do with the one big question: "Am I doing enough?" Am I doing enough...Read More

How My Child with Down syndrome has Ruined Me {guest post}

Ruth and I first connected over our blogs and chromosomally enhanced children, but it wasn't long before we met in person and I felt like she was a kindred spirit and we had many common interests. She is that awesome mix of spirited, lovely, fiery, thoughtful and fun, so I love...Read More

The Love Fam {almost wordless wednesday}

When my lovely friend Kathy agreed to take photographs of our whole tribe earlier in the year, when my parents, all seven siblings, partners and almost all of the grandchildren were in one place at the same time, it seemed a shame not to utilise her to also take some Love...Read More

Breathing Space at the Beach {almost wordless wednesday}

My words below are from a Facebook post I wrote on 1 October, accompanied by the photos I took that day. Thank you for all the comments I received that day, the encouragement and the "me toos". We're all in this together. An extra special thank you to my beautiful sister-in-law...Read More