Tagged: children’s health

The same but different

17Jan

It’s been well over a year since I last posted on here which is a new record for me! Truth be told I just haven’t felt like it. I think I became a bit disillusioned with the whole thing and … Continue reading

  

The tale of the lost slippers

12Oct

I haven’t had a decent, proper pair of slippers for a long time. So, a couple of weeks ago I treated myself while out shopping, especially thinking of the cooler days ahead, night feeds with a newborn and also just … Continue reading

  

It’s been a while…

9Jul

I hadn’t actually realised that it had been so long since I posted something, anything on here!  The blog has crossed my mind over the last few months but I’ve been struggling a bit with ‘writers block’ and not really … Continue reading

  

WellChild Awards 2017:  Nominations open for inspirational children, young people and carers

29Mar

More than 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital simply because there is no support enabling them to leave. Do you know a … Continue reading

  

Call the Midwife episode featuring a character with Down’s Syndrome

21Feb

  Being a regular viewer of the BBC One drama ‘Call the Midwife’, I noticed last week during the preview for this weeks episode that there was to be a character with Down’s Syndrome appearing. I was intrigued and a little … Continue reading

  

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

7Jan

Pizza dough recipe Something a little different from my usual content but as it’s a new year, there are new things to share and new directions to explore! After being repeatedly asked for the recipe whenever I’ve made pizza for … Continue reading

  

Welcome to wonderful

1Dec

Yesterday saw the official launch of the Mencap ‘FamilyHub’ – A new online community for parents and carers of children (young and old and yet to be born!) with a learning disability. This will be a great resource for people … Continue reading

  

Now you are six

26Nov

A letter for Ella…To Ella, our wonderful girl, today you are 6!Six years since I missed my own baby shower because you decided to show up three weeks early. Six years since our journey into the unexpected started. Six years … Continue reading

  

Our little Rainbow

6Nov

I have fond memories from my childhood of my time as a Brownie and Girl Guide…   Drinking my first cup of tea at Brownie camp, first time away from my mum and dad (a whole 3 miles down the … Continue reading

  

Dear Rosie, Thank you.

2Nov

In the weeks since the BBC documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome? there has been a great deal of discussion around the subject. As with any good debate there have been many opinions shared, however there was one comment I read … Continue reading

  

Superstar

17Oct

I’m still getting used to the double drop off and pick ups on the school run, with Ella and Lucy being at different places for this school year. Wednesday to Friday, Lucy is in pre-school which means I drop off … Continue reading

  

A World Without Downs

7Oct

I will write more about ‘A World Without Down’s/NIPT soon – I need some time to gather my thoughts first (and I’ve got a poorly Ella to look after at the moment!).  The following post is cobbled together from my … Continue reading

  

No hidden agenda's

6Oct

Well that was quite something…I  hope those of you that tuned into watch “A World Without Down’s syndrome?” enjoyed it as much as I did. A quote that struck a real chord with me came when the Icelandic geneticist spoke of the manger … Continue reading

  

A World Without Down's Syndrome?

4Oct

Some of you may have noticed (many of you won’t care!) but it’s almost a year since I posted on here. Not something I’m proud of nor ashamed of but it has made it harder each time I approach the … Continue reading

  

Milk monitor

27Sep

I’m still struggling with getting back into the school routine.  Mornings particularly are a hectic and stressful time of day for me – as they probably are in most houses where school age children live. Ian leaves for work at … Continue reading

  

Visit from the Tooth Fairy

22Sep

When Ella was a baby, one of many things we were told (that subsequently turned out not to be the case), was that as she had Down’s Syndrome she would teeth later than other babies and when they did start … Continue reading

  

Potty Training a child with Down’s Syndrome – our journey

4Sep

Potty training is a rite of passage and a skill that most children conquer between the ages of 2 and 4 years of age.  And, just like every other life skill children have to master, some get the hang of … Continue reading

  

End of an era: Lucy leaves nursery

21Aug

This was our last time ever through the big blue doors…   Five years ago, I carried Ella through these doors in her car seat as a little baby, when life was still so full of worry and uncertainty.  The … Continue reading

  

Summer Baking Class with Ella

16Aug

We are almost half way through our summer holiday.  We’ve had some lovely family days out, seen family and friends. There have also been days where we’ve had nothing planned and just spent some much needed time at home and … Continue reading

  

Learning and Growing

27Jul

That’s it! Reception year is finished… School is finally out for summer… Wow, that year went fast. The once pristine book bag is now looking well used, the hem on her dresses is much shorter and I’ve been praying for a … Continue reading

  

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