First Mainstream School Year-A Report

Apple on top of books on teacher's desk

8 months ago to the day, I sat at our kitchen table in a state of despair. Schoolbooks, pencils, colours and copies piled all around me. Their intended user was in the playroom with her sister concerning herself with everything but the items she was supposed to be using. I was trying to rev myself up for theRead more

Medical Card Breakthrough for Children with Disabilities

In a week of horrendous cover ups and massive let downs, there’s been a chink of light in the form of  a medical card breakthrough for kids with disabilities. This is  a massive achievement for their families who have been campaigning for years to secure medical cards for their children. This week, the Government has announced that the Bill to provide childrenRead more

Minis and Mum Loves

This is our new regular slot where we celebrate companies, shops and services for their inclusive nature regarding those with disabilities. If you have any you would like to see featured, please drop us a line. This week, Minis and Mum love the Omniplex Cinemas Group who have announced they will be screening weekly subtitled films forRead more

Netflix-celebrating the differences in all of us

Regular readers of the blog will know that we’re big fans of Netflix at Minis HQ. So much so that I often long to get rid of our TV subscription and rely solely on what Netflix has to offer us. There are so many great films and series now for both the minis and ourselvesRead more

Picture This

Talking.It’s something that many of us take for granted. Babies acquire gurgling sounds which transition into more coherent structures of vowels and consonants before becoming recognisable words and phrases. Thus communication in its most advanced form is born. We use language countless times  every day and we expect others to do the same ,otherwise communication breaks down andRead more

Top Christmas Gifts for Kids with Special Needs

That time of the year is nearly upon us once again. I don’t know about you, but 2014 has absolutely flown for us!We’re hoping it will end on a real high-more of that to come soon! Last year, I did a round up of fantastic Irish Christmas gifts for both minis and mums. This year’sRead more

Mini doo-dah

This is probably something every parent of kids with special needs already knows about but there is something I recently learned that has made a whole world of difference to our daily outings. I noticed a few weeks ago that Mini loves to rub things on her palm-twigs and leaves mostly.It distracts her,calms her down andRead more