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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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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Oh sweet toddler of mine

My toddler turns four soon. Lately he has become a bit of an untrustworthy little sh…spy. He is teaching me every day, that while two came before him, they were really just preparing me for him. He is not to be trusted […]

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Ethan approved; accessible places to visit.

There are some great blogs and websites out there which can tell you of all the wonderful family friendly places to visit. As great as they are, for my family, I still have to ring the venue and find out for myself […]

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Meet Finn, Mia and of course Sirius

  The box arrived. This was my first time to have ever been sent something to review. I have been offered items before but often felt that they didn’t ‘fit’ in with what I tend to write about. I had explained briefly […]

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Lucy’s back

“Mammy” I ignored him. “MAMMMMMMIEEEEEE” I sighed. I had just cleared my desk, plumped up the cushions and sat on my new chair with the hopes that some words would dance on the blank iPad screen. The IPad screen and I haven’t […]

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ELMO….I am not ready

He loved him from the age he could show affection. He’s been drooled on,chewed on , slobbered on , kissed on and cuddled until the two of them are as red as each other. He was bought as a little gift to […]

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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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