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

This is why we choose to share our children on social media

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

Please let your child ask questions about mine.

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.

Vote for I am River – BAPS awards finalist!

We have some GREAT news! Like really great news, and I have all of you wonderful people to thank - again!! You really are amazing. Do you remember a while back I asked you to nominate us in the BAPS blogging awards? The Bloody Awesome Parents awards. It's a really special award dedicated only to … Continue reading Vote for I am River – BAPS awards finalist!