Reality …not just mine

    I was having a conversation recently with my sisters about a reclining chair which Ethan needs. They were shocked that there wasn’t some sort of service or financial help towards the cost of this chair other than to take out […]

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Everything changes but…

Everything changes, yet nothing changes… There’s one doctor, well she’s not really a doctor, she hasn’t the ‘Dr’ before her name…well, at least I don’t think she has. I have never noticed. She is part of Ethan’s care team. She always asks […]

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Dear 2016…

    Dear 2016, You began (like most of my years since I became a parent) with an early start and a clear head. You brought me some form of hope; but I was also frightened of you because you reminded me […]

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Life In Stages

  These days are so different. He stares off into the distance. I am sure his mind has wandered into somewhere magical as he begins to laugh and yelp. A place I cannot follow. A place he visits more frequently these days. […]

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Blindsided by an eleven year old…

  As parents we never really know what questions lurk in our children’s minds; eventually though, they do tend to tell us. I had a conversation recently with my eleven year old son who blindsided me with his questions and left me realising […]

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…And then she was there …

  I sat still. I listened intently to the rhythm of his calm breathing. I watched as the machine beeped once again. His oxygen levels had dropped, but not to the point of worry, just dipped. I held my breath as the […]

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My big brother !

I had the honour of writing a piece about my big brother over on A Special Purposed Life to help bring awareness for Down Syndrome over the month of October . Hope you enjoy my little story ! Thank you so much […]

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Meet Mr M !

I glanced at him. Then at her. She didn’t notice me. I stood at the end of the corridor holding the door waiting for my very own whirlwind to catch up to me as he too had just had a meltdown and […]

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Changes in our city

Dear Galway city council, As a native of Galway city and a young mother, I felt the urge to write an open letter to you folks up there making decisions about what one can and cannot do on our beaches, prom and […]

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