Becoming a Miracle Mama {guest post}

I actually remember the very first time I read Natalie's blog when a friend shared this post, and then we connected online after both having done the IAHP course in Melbourne. I'm pretty sure we're kindred spirits. While I know motherhood has been challenging and ridiculously busy for her, Natalie seems to emanate...Read More

Juxtaposition: the opposing sentiments of a sibling {guest post}

Meeting Lucy was one of those Universe-conspiring moments. I stumbled upon her blog one night whilst feeding my baby and I immediately felt connected to her words, beautiful in their simplicity, describing life as a creative spirit and mother of two (now three!) small girls. It wasn’t until later that I discovered...Read More

My Brother the Champion {guest post}

On numerous occasions, I have heard my friend Shalee proudly talking about her cousin, Aran, who is a world champion swimmer and also happens to have Down syndrome. I love celebrating all the amazing things young adults with Down syndrome are doing in the world, so I shamelessly asked Aran's family if...Read More

How to Describe Veronika {guest post}

I'm not sure who is more famous, Veronika or her mum, Kylee, but there is no doubt in my mind that they are both remarkable women who inspire those around them each and every day. I am so glad that Kylee is able to share part of their family's story here - a...Read More

Fearless Heart {guest post}

As often happens in this beautiful Down syndrome community, sometimes we only meet other parents online and yet there is a deep connection that occurs. From the moment I 'met' Helen, I was impressed with her expansive knowledge and wise, yet humble, approach. I feel honoured that she has honestly shared her...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

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 Doctor’s Son: a view from the other side {guest post}

I actually remember the day I saw Kylie's photo appear on an online Down syndrome forum and recognised her as someone I went to school with. And got a little excited. While I did know other people who had children with Down syndrome, it was the first time I'd recognised someone from...Read More