My Daddy and his idea of ‘fun’…

I had a phone call with my dad recently which made me think of all the times I have searched for a word to describe my daddy in all his glory. He’s an enigma, my daddy. An enigma is defined as a […]

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The Three Stages of Paddys Day

  St. Patrick’s Day – Internationally celebrated. Our small island and our patron Saint, St. Patrick celebrated worldwide. Ain’t that amazing? I think it is. I also think it’s amazing that people celebrate this day without actually knowing what St. Patrick’s Day […]

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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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Sure Ring Mammy !

  One day I will become a version of her . One day they will ring me with a question and expect me to have the answer. One day I will be the one who knows what to say or do in […]

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Love , Ain’t It Great?!

  I was stressed. I had spent all morning on the phone discussing non existent services for Ethan ; there is stress then there is that level of stress. Any parent of any child with additional needs knows exactly what level of […]

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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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All I want for Christmas …

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Is it, though, is it really? I decided this year I am going to be open and honest about what I , yes I want for Christmas!   I want PEACE throughout the […]

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What has happened to Halloween?!

What has happened to Halloween? No longer are parents buying two rolls of black bags and warning each child that “There will be wigs in the green, if you come back to me with that bag ripped before Coronation Street ends” (that […]

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Sometimes things happen for a reason…sometimes.

  I, personally, don’t think everything happens for a reason – how could I ? (Given Ethans condition) But; Sometimes …just sometimes I do think some things do happen for a reason. Of course,my mammy (typical Irish mammy thing to say; to […]

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Oh Mr Summer

Oh sweet Summer , how clever you’ve been this year. You appeared early, in May to be precise . Oh you let me believe that you were warming up for the main event – June / July. You lied Summer, you lied. […]

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