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
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?”
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
One of the biggest myths about having a baby with Down syndrome, is that it only happens to older women. It’s understandable really, because it’s true that the chance is greater in women over the age of 35. However, the reality is that more women of a younger age give birth to babies with ds … Continue reading Down Syndrome – The story of a young Mum.
It wasn't so long ago that babies with Down syndrome were immediately placed into institutions, and hidden away from society like dirty little secrets. They were viewed as something so terrible that shutting them away was viewed as the best option. But not anymore. NOT ANY MORE!!! Now we get to share our children with the … Continue reading This is why we choose to share our children on social media
Dear Parents, There's something important I need to ask you to do, to make my sons life a little easier. Actually, this isn't just for my son, it's for your child to. In fact let's go even further, let's say it could help change the whole of society and the way we perceive those who … Continue reading Please let your child ask questions about mine.