So this is a blatant begging post, completely shameless and total begging. It feels really, really awkward and I hate asking, BUT I am going to! I'm Going For A Blogging Award! The Bib Blogging Awards are coming up and I would really, really appreciate it if you would take the time to vote for … Continue reading I am River – Bib Award Nomination
Why my answer to this question will be a lie – “Didn’t you have the test?”
As a mum of a child with Down syndrome, I think one of the worst questions a stranger can ask is: “Didn’t you have the test?” This is not a question that you should ever ask anyone that you’ve never even met, but have randomly bumped into one day. Honestly, it happens. I’ve heard stories … Continue reading Why my answer to this question will be a lie – “Didn’t you have the test?”
Why for us, honesty is the best policy – talking to siblings about Down syndrome
Quite often within the Down syndrome online community I hear the question, “how and when should I tell my children that their sibling has Down syndrome?” I guess there isn’t a right or wrong answer, and in no way is what I write here judgmental or preachy in any way. I know some families think … Continue reading Why for us, honesty is the best policy – talking to siblings about Down syndrome
Dear teacher, my son has Down syndrome and deserves to be in your class.
Inclusion benefits the whole of society, not just the children who are different.Make the most of the opportunity you have to really make a positive difference to future generations, and show every child that differences are beautiful and that you don’t have to be top of the class to be brilliant.
Wouldn’t Change a Thing: The book that’s about to change the beginning of so many birth stories.
This what we all needed when we learnt our babies had Down syndrome. It's no understatement that lives will be changed by this book.
From the moment my son with Down syndrome was born, he has had to prove his worth.
I never look at River and think lifes unfair. I never look at him and wish he was different, and I never look at him and feel sorry for him. Down syndrome just doesn't make me feel pity for him, as he has a wonderful life and other people have it so much worse. Having … Continue reading From the moment my son with Down syndrome was born, he has had to prove his worth.