To the Brokenhearted on World Down syndrome Day

As World Down syndrome Day rolls around on 21st March (3:21), I love watching my social media feed full of amazing individuals rocking their extra chromosome. But amongst the joy is the heartbreak of knowing that our son with the almond shaped eyes is no longer lighting up our social media feed in real...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

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

Tribute to Our Angel named Blake {guest post}

I feel as though this amazing woman needs no introduction... but, I will anyway. In the days after Sam was diagnosed with Leukaemia, Diane was sending me messages of support - in the midst of her own pain, in a matter of days before she would lose her only son,...Read More

21 Days Ago

21 days ago, my heart shattered into a gazillion pieces. 21 days ago, we heard the words no parent wants to hear. “He has Leukaemia. I’m sorry.” Our five year old son has Leukaemia. Sam has Leukaemia. I wonder whether I’ll ever get used to those words. In so far...Read More

Three

Before Charlie arrived into this world, I was expecting a carbon copy of his big brother. But instead, we received a nine pound bundle of joy with white blonde hair (the nurses were so taken by his hair that they kept taking it in turns to come and see him...Read More