Nurses Strike

Currently our nurses are planning a strike here in Ireland, on the 30th of January. Why? Well, that depends on who you speak to. My understanding is that the nurses want their pay restored to what it was before the economy crashed […]

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New Year,New Battle?

I have been wondering recently if it’s just me or if most parents feel that with New Year comes some New Battles. Or New Year same old battles? In my world, everything is a battle. And it’s funny because when I talk […]

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Your Presence Is Required

It’s the sparkling lights, Soft glows reflected in their faces. It’s the busyness,hustle n’ bustle, Meeting friends and some old faces. It’s the smell of wood burning, Memories of Christmas’ long ago. It’s the presents wrapped, With care; surprises all in a […]

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Christmas Party

There isn’t an email going around the office. There isn’t talk about who’s wearing what while dodging the boss. There isn’t last years gossip floating above the crowded canteen making everyone anticipate this years gossip. I miss it. I miss the work […]

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Welcome To The Jungle!

It’s a dark, crowded, murky, heavy jungle worth cutting your way through to find that beautiful clearing. Types of parents, I guarantee you’ll meet within this jungle of Special Needs. The Extreme Activist – They are going to change the whole darn […]

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Back To The Diagnosis

  I sit with him most days trying to get a smile, a smirk or even a little kiss. He’s a far cry from the affectionate little boy he once was. There was a time not too long ago that he would […]

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Raising Ethan

What is it like raising a child with a terminal illness? I’ve often been asked that age-old question “How do you do it?” It in this sentence is in reference to raising my son, Ethan who has not only got some extra […]

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The Reality Behind The Hospice

What is a hospice? Is it a place where sadness hides in every corner? Is it a place that no one dares to speak of? Is it a place that means our children’s lives are coming to an end? Is it a […]

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It’s Been Awhile

  I watch him sleep. I watch his little body jerk. I watch his arms and legs flail around before finally resting. I know he won’t sleep for long. I do my usual bits and pieces around the house (it’s true what […]

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Parents Day 2018

What makes a parent? They are the comforters. They are the sleep deprived. They are the first educators. They are the taxi drivers. They are the schedulers. They are the appointment keepers. They are the referees. They are the supporters, the number […]

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