The Fairytale of Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe , In our wild house, The eldest said to me, won’t ate another thing, And then he threw a dance , The same ol’ meltdown tune, I turned my face away, And dreamed about school. Well I ain’t […]

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Beyond The Gates

It was a cold winter’s day with the promise of a white Christmas on the horizon. We drove through the gates in silence. It was bigger than we thought. The grounds were sprawled with buildings , shrubs and a few Zebras which […]

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Elf Town Galway

  We were invited back by Elf Town this year. We went last year and. It was definitely magical but hard. Hard for us personally, as Ethan, our eldest son, wasn’t doing too well. You can read more about that Here.   […]

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World Toilet Day

  There’s a place we all need to visit when out in public. A place, that as we turn the handle of the door, we hope that it has, at the very least a clean seat and some toilet roll. How often […]

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Regrets , anyone ?

We don’t talk about them much, but I think most people have regrets – Mr. Sinatra was very lucky that he had too few to mention, eh? I have regrets. I have personal regrets, which I am not going to bore you […]

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This is Halloween

It’s just not the same. It’s not like the Halloweens of my childhood…does that mean it’s better or worse? I feel it’s better on one hand; we’ve got a far more inclusive land. Yet on the other, there are many things I […]

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The School gate mammies

There are a lot of different types of school gate mammies . Shall we talk about them and see how many you recognise? The perfectly dressed one. You glare at the togetherness of her ,she always greets you with a smile each […]

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ADHD …what it means to our family

  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable to control their impulses, or they may have trouble […]

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Sky – (in honour of ) Baby loss Awareness

  A single heartbeat, Constant tears, There wasn’t enough, For two to share. You have one left Don’t despair Mammy and daddy A little boy is still in there It’s easy to imagine How she’d fit in, Brothers who adore, No doubt […]

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A stick, some thread and a lot of mischief …

  When people ask me what was it like growing up in Ireland in the 1980’s with a brother who has Down syndrome, I can sadly think of an awful lot of horrible experiences outside of our home. But inside our home, […]

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