13 things to know when you’re pushing a wheelchair!

  This is our second summer having a wheelchair. There are a few things I wish someone had told me before we got the chair in order to make our life that bit easier. 1– The wheelchair can be used as a […]

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Summer in Galway

Summer this year for us has been different. This Summer we are faced with the reality of having to rely on accessible places to visit. Places that welcome families like ours. What are families like ours? We are the different family. The […]

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An award, respite and Tayto Park all rolled into one!

  As soon as we were told our middle guy J won an award for his photography skills, we rang the respite centre in the hopes that we could both bring J to Dublin to receive his award. Luckily, we were granted […]

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It’s Summer…again

Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get up to an alarm, the lack of lunch making and heck the lack of having to do anything while a clock ticks loudly reminding them that […]

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I never thought …

I have been thinking lately about a few of things I had thought after I gave birth to my 9lb bundle of Ethan. Below are a few of those things…. I never thought; I’d still be checking my son’s breathing; remember when […]

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It is Carers Week (well almost)

It is National Carers week next week (12th June). The idea behind ‘Carers week’ is to highlight the work Carers do all year round, day in and day out. It is a week where Carers are celebrated . A week where Carers […]

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Decisions

  It is mentioned over and over. It is put into conversation with doctors, physiologists and specialists – never by us, but by them. They say it and they wait. I can feel their eyes on me. I don’t know what the […]

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Nothing to see here! Just going for a walk!

  It was a Monday in March and this day was the first day in months I’d been out with all my three boys. It felt a like a little victory. There’s nothing like your ‘new normal’ to help keep you focusing […]

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My Brothers Letters

  He looked at me. I knew he had it. “Give it back to me!” I held my hand out, expecting him to place my Barbie on my extended palm. He held my Barbie closer to him, “Make me” I was sick […]

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Medical Cannabis Oil

  We felt our backs were to the wall.   All the medications, all the different types and still…still we were watching him scream, shout, cry and hurt himself up to six times a day.   We knew we had to try […]

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