Oh Easter …

  Oh Easter…what fun you are.     Stages most parents may go through during this wonderfully long winded break from routine and school also known as Easter. Stage One-The Crafts. Let’s do some crafts (anyone who knows me personally probably knows […]

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Threenager Alert!

I have not had this kind of experience before. With Ethan it was different; because of his syndrome he began to regress back(we thought at the time Ethan had regressed due to a hearing impairment- we were correct but wrong about the […]

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It is that time of year again folks!

Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. Every year, well almost every year, I try to convince my darling husband that this year will be different.   I really have no idea why I think it will be different; if anything it is […]

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A carer, what is that?’

I DIDN’T REALLY see myself as a ‘carer’. I saw myself as a mother who happens to have three wonderful boys, each with their own unique needs and – let’s face it – demands! I don’t work outside the home, because I […]

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The Day my world changed forever

I am taking you all back to that day…… Silence can be so very loud. I remember that kind of deafening silence, so very well. The doctor had just left the room. He did excuse himself … but I had no idea why […]

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Does that seem fair to you?

  My son was diagnosed with a life limiting condition, called Hunter Syndrome back in 2008. Our lives changed forever. It was a long journey from Ethan’s birth to his diagnosis …five years and ten months to be exact. In 2008, we […]

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Oh sweet mother F’in – it’s Miss Pig

Dear Miss Pig, The 31st of May 2004, you and your family burst onto my TV screen. At first I thought- ‘Ahh, aren’t you cute with your little posh English accent’. I didn’t give you much more thought until my eldest and […]

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Guilt

It resides inside me, waiting for any opportunity to rush through my body, pull at my heart and burn my soul… My toddlers ‘go to’ response is to hit when he is told ‘no’. Is it because I haven’t explained enough to […]

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Homework Hell!

Oh we all go through it…we glance at the clock see 2:15 and we shudder… In another hour we will be in the throws of ‘HOMEWORK’ …despite leaving school over 16 years ago; we will indeed be doing homework in the next […]

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Compassion

  I sat across from his teacher. I was anxious about what she was going to tell me. He had been in trouble over the past few months; lying about his homework, disrupting class, messing on the playground …nothing too serious but […]

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