A Study of Contrasts: Then & Now {guest post}

Being a parent of a child with Down syndrome is such a journey. I feel so blessed to have come in contact with so many wonderful people in my travels over the past four years, and I am honoured that one of those wonderful women, Etelka, could share part of her journey...Read More

So Lucky

I walked into a shop with our week-old baby boy nestled into my shoulder. One of the shop assistants ran over and squealed with delight, “That is the most gorgeous baby I have ever seen in my life!” I smiled at her but, in my head, I wondered if she...Read More

Welcome to 31 for 21 {Down syndrome awareness month}

I found this beautiful quote on Pinterest recently. “Your bravery will allow others to walk in courage. Live good stories. Be a good story.” ~ Bianca Oltoff There have been many times I’ve wondered whether it’s time to throw in the towel on this blogging caper. Many a time I...Read More

31/52 {noticing differences}

"Mum," Charlie started, "when Nicholas has his next birthday and turns four, he'll be talking like me." Statements like these always catch me a little off guard. Because it means that they've noticed differences between themselves and the little brother they adore. Because one day we won't be in our...Read More

11/52 {it starts with us}

I've just had the pleasure of attending my first ever Down syndrome Education Conference for 2015, run by our state's Down syndrome association, DSAQ. While the conference is largely aimed at teachers who support students with Down syndrome, it is also valuable for parents. The theme of this year's event was "It...Read More

The Grand Finale

Just over a month ago, I was entrusted with the most beautiful gifts - precious gems in the shape of stories from around the Down syndrome community. Thank you Leticia, Jocelyn, Belinda, Kylie, Joelle, Peggy, Elisa, Lucy, Karlea, Ben, Sharnie, Rebecca, Lisa, Kerry, Diane and Kat for entrusting me with...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

Two and a half.

Oh, Nicholas, you have my heart. At just over two and a half, you continue to light up our world. We occasionally fight over you. I look forward to your cuddles in the morning, but your big brothers ask if they can go into your room at the first sound you...Read More

The Virtue of Stubborn {guest post}

It wasn't until our family and Lisa's family were both featured in the qweekend article called 'The Chosen Ones' that I realised we had a few mutual friends. Soon after, I read a fabulous article by Lisa in our local Down syndrome magazine and knew that I needed to meet...Read More

Ryan's Surprises {guest post}

Rebecca is one of those women I have long admired for the love, positivity and pragmatism that shines through in the face of challenges. As well as just being lovely, she is clever, warm and thoughtful, and someone I know I can turn to if I need some considered advice. Thank...Read More