Tube Feeding Awareness

I read all these wonderful families stories about how much tube feeding has helped their children.Some children need the tube placed just for a short time, while others need it for longer or even for life. My son falls into the less […]

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Nurses Strike

Currently our nurses are planning a strike here in Ireland, on the 30th of January. Why? Well, that depends on who you speak to. My understanding is that the nurses want their pay restored to what it was before the economy crashed […]

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Oh The Internet …

The internet is a funny place. It brings all sorts of debates and opinions and causes a good few arguments. This week there has been a few articles which I read. I read the comments and then I had to walk away […]

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New Year,New Battle?

I have been wondering recently if it’s just me or if most parents feel that with New Year comes some New Battles. Or New Year same old battles? In my world, everything is a battle. And it’s funny because when I talk […]

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Your Presence Is Required

It’s the sparkling lights, Soft glows reflected in their faces. It’s the busyness,hustle n’ bustle, Meeting friends and some old faces. It’s the smell of wood burning, Memories of Christmas’ long ago. It’s the presents wrapped, With care; surprises all in a […]

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Offended?

This Christmas there’s a lot of talk about offensive lyrics in Christmas songs. “Baby it’s Cold Outside”- which I have always believed is about a courting couple who really would like to spend the night together but due to society they really […]

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Christmas Party

There isn’t an email going around the office. There isn’t talk about who’s wearing what while dodging the boss. There isn’t last years gossip floating above the crowded canteen making everyone anticipate this years gossip. I miss it. I miss the work […]

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Back To The Diagnosis

  I sit with him most days trying to get a smile, a smirk or even a little kiss. He’s a far cry from the affectionate little boy he once was. There was a time not too long ago that he would […]

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Raising Ethan

What is it like raising a child with a terminal illness? I’ve often been asked that age-old question “How do you do it?” It in this sentence is in reference to raising my son, Ethan who has not only got some extra […]

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The Reality Behind The Hospice

What is a hospice? Is it a place where sadness hides in every corner? Is it a place that no one dares to speak of? Is it a place that means our children’s lives are coming to an end? Is it a […]

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