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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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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School — I love you

  I love them dearly. But let’s get real. These past two weeks have been , not only for me but I suspect for them too, an absolutely struggle. While the idea of not having to make lunches or rush them out […]

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