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

Puppy Love: introducing Buddy

Three weeks ago, we welcomed an eight week old Cavoodle (cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a toy Poodle) puppy into the Love household. We have named him Buddy, and he is a bit cute, I’m sure you’ll agree. As I type, he’s napping at my feet. Welcoming Buddy...Read More

Inspiration for a Creative Life {guest post}

I first learned of Alexis when her reputation for making the most magnificent cakes and creating amazing artwork preceded her. We have since been lucky enough to receive two beautiful pieces of art that Alexis has created, (one you'll see below of a certain superhero) which prompted me to find out more about the story behind...Read More

Speech Pathology: What’s In a Name? {guest post}

We were blessed with a pretty awesome team of therapists at our local branch of Disability Services Queensland and I have often said that it never felt like a chore to take Nicholas there because the adults always seemed to be having just as much fun as the kids! I was impressed...Read More

No Love Like Ours

I know the fear and darkness associated with receiving a difficult diagnosis for our child. I also know the infinite love that has come with knowing our child. Does that infinite love mean we never worry about our children? Does it mean we never ever think about the diagnosis again because we...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

Flawed Bid for Perfection

Our handsome boy graced the pages of Queensland's major newspaper, The Courier Mail,  again today (with our permission). It was with a mix of pride and sadness that I read the words written by Kylie Lang in her opinion piece about the proposal that new non-invasive prenatal testing be covered...Read More

A Little Snippet

When I go to our computer and do a search based on video files, it appears I have about 700 clips of my children. None of them are very long, some of them are two second video-selfies that the boys have taken of the tops of their own heads, but...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

The Big Ride {we need your help}

When our lovely friends Tricia and Randall told us they were signing up for an 800 kilometre bike ride through Thailand back in 2014 to raise money for the Hands Across the Water organisation, I did what any rational friend would do. I said something really supportive, like, “Oh wow,...Read More