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

I am River – UK Blog Award Nomination

Arrgghhh!! I get so so shocked when it happens, but Rivers brilliant supporters have nominated us for a Uk Blog award. It's unexpected and very exciting, thanks to whoever nominated us! Now I hate doing this, it makes me cringe and I feel really annoying. I'm sorry if you're annoyed! However I have to ask, … Continue reading I am River – UK Blog Award Nomination

I still breastfeed my toddler and I’m too terrified to stop

I guess I should start by stating where I stand on the old breastfeeding debate. Well, basically I think that we should all looks after our own boobs and stop worrying about every other mum’s. Why is it that a mother’s worst enemy is another mother? Honestly, the biggest shit stirrer among the whole debate … Continue reading I still breastfeed my toddler and I’m too terrified to stop

Down syndrome or not, I believe in both of my children

When I tell you, my second son was born with Down syndrome, you’ll probably feel sorry for me. You’ll probably feel sorry for my family and think we have endured a terrible tragedy. You will probably not believe me when I say it wasn’t tragic at all, and that actually it hasn’t negatively impacted us … Continue reading Down syndrome or not, I believe in both of my children