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Down Syndrome Test – measuring the value of life

By | 2017-10-31T08:54:28+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Categories: Advantages, disability, Down Syndrome, family, hope, Mother of child with special needs, mum of child with disability, priorities, Uncategorized, value, worth|

The debate about the ‘Down Syndrome Blood Test’ is raging. Unfortunately, I think a lot of it fails to question whether any blood test can accurately measure the value of a life.

Doors and Whitewashed walls

By | 2017-06-15T11:25:39+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Categories: cerebral palsy, epilepsy, family, mum of child with disability, parenting, priorities|

This week I stepped in the door of a local Rotary club meeting and received a warm welcome. My husband sorted the kids for school while I sat down, ate breakfast and pretended to be a grown up for a couple of hours. The people I met were really friendly and they listened intently to my story [...]

Why Christmas isn’t about Jesus…

By | 2017-06-15T11:24:08+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Categories: Christmas, mum, mum of child with disability, priorities, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Christmas isn't about Jesus for a lot of people. Long before Jesus came along, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia in the middle of December by exchanging gifts and partying. It was a good few centuries later that Christians hijacked this festival and joined in the merriment creating Christmas. I reckon that someone who doesn't think about God 364 days of the year has [...]

The Sun in our Solar System

By | 2017-06-15T10:09:12+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Categories: cerebral palsy, disability, mum, mum of child with disability, parenting, planets, priorities, solar system|

This week JJ (youngest son) surprised me with a question: "Can we go trick or treating?" "It's ages away until trick or treating time, I responded. "Well when it is, can we go trick or treating?" I hesitated in consideration. "I want to dress up as a ghost." "Oh, ok, I said, trying to sound interested. [...]