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

It’s a Wrap {31 for 21}

When you invite someone to share their unique perspective on life with Down syndrome, something magical happens. I have loved watching the stories that have enfolded in this heartspace during October. There have been reflections on the birth of a child with Down syndrome; on watching children starting school; finding support networks...Read More

One Year On {our journey with Leukaemia}

[caption id="attachment_2248" align="aligncenter" width="584"] August 2013, less than one month before diagnosis[/caption] I’m not sure what I remember most about 9 September 2013, on the fateful day we received Sam’s Leukaemia diagnosis. Perhaps the voice of the doctor who first gave me the news over the phone, or how my...Read More

Community

The first anniversary of our prenatal diagnosis has just slipped quietly past us, with nothing more than gentle acknowledgement of how far we have journeyed in the past year. I think it's still a little early, a little raw, to be thinking back too much, so a gentle acknowledgement and...Read More