When River was diagnosed and for quite some time after, people often used to comment that ‘it must be mild’, ‘you can’t even tell’ or ‘he must only have it a little bit’. And even though I soon learnt that it wasn’t even possible to have Down syndrome mildly, that you either have it or … Continue reading Is my son ‘high functioning’?
So we’re all aware that the competition is flourishing in modern parenting, starting pretty much at conception and carrying on endlessly. The best pregnancy diets, drug free births, breast verses bottle, working mums verses stay at home, which baby reaches the milestone first, whose child is the highest achieving. The list goes on and on. … Continue reading Competitive parenting within the Down syndrome community – it’s alive and kicking!
I’ve never really spoken much about my husband on here, which is a bit odd as he is a massive part of River’s story. So what better time to introduce him to you, and tell you a bit about him than on Father’s day? Reagan is Tanzanian. Actually his father was Tanzanian and his mother … Continue reading A Father perfect for River