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
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I love Africa. I love the beauty, the nature, the culture and the vibrancy. Tanzania is our home and we have a good life here. River is happy and as a family this is by far the best place for us to be. But we are lucky. Our children get to go to an international … Continue reading The devastating reality of Down syndrome in Tanzania
The termination rate of babies with Down syndrome is high. In fact, more pregnancies are ended than continued when a family learns their baby will have that extra chromosome. I don’t judge, never have and never will, and nothing that anyone says to me will change my opinion there. But I do feel that there … Continue reading Down syndrome – Our Truth