Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter, will have seen a few posts in recent days concerning a certain event taking place on a certain day. I describe it like that as the reaction from a lot of people to this event is one of disbelief. You see it entails plunging oneself… Continue reading Giving our Kids a Voice
A good friend is off on her hols to Amsterdam for a few days so that gave me the kick up the bum I needed to gather my thoughts on last August’s trip to this fantastic Dutch city. It’s one place I absolutely fell in love with for its canals, quirky shops, and bloody amazing coffee.… Continue reading 40 Before 40- Amsterdam
For years you grin and bear it. The hideous contents of your precious first born’s nappies. Then her sister comes along and suddenly you have to deal with the faecal matter of two additional human beings. Yes, those bums are very cute, but less so what comes out of them. With two small kids,nappy bags… Continue reading The Never Ending Story
This time last week I was bidding the minis adieu and setting off for adventure!A mini-less mini-break to the Big Smoke for a private screening of a new Netflix flick-The Siege of Jadotville with one of my girlfriends.
Today I’m going to talk about something that supposedly helps parents of kids with special needs such as Down Syndrome and Autism. Therapists just love it. For them, it is the secret weapon, the jewel in the parenting special needs arsenal. It’s a simple item-the First and Then page.
I’ve just devoured the Get Down-a Netflix original drama that has its roots in real life events in New York in the late seventies as the disco flame is extinguished and the hip hop spark ignites and comes to life. It features a fantastic young cast and some amazing tunes plus we get to see how masters… Continue reading Kick ass shows with killer soundtracks on Netflix
“Paris?You’re brave!” This was the response we heard most often when we informed inquisitive friends and family members as to our holiday plans consisted of for the summer. “Fucking nuts” was also a common one along with “No, seriously?” and “Good luck!” Add to that a stringent budget and it may not have been everyone’s… Continue reading Paris pour les petits (Paris for the smallies)on a shoestring
Parents across the country are grappling with all kinds of emotions today as they drop their little ones in to “big school” for the first time. There have been posts flooding my timeline all week with tips on how to aid your little one with the adjustment of entering the Irish education system. Oversized sunglasses were… Continue reading Mini school-goer
This is something I’ve resisted writing about for some time and will likely open a can of worms, but somethings just need to be highlighted. Years ago, people born with Down syndrome were sent to live out their days in institutions. Society turned their back on these individuals and gave them no chance. Now, society… Continue reading The Down Syndrome Paradox
Have you ever really, really wanted to do something but when you finally got the chance you realised fuck no, this is just not for me? I always wanted to be a doctor. The literary not the medical kind. A few of my friends are doctors (again not the medical kind) and I have often found… Continue reading Dissertation Unknown