Wee, Wee, Wee all the way home!

(Pretty happy girl heading off to daycare in big girl pants). WEEK 1 So turns out my mums crazy… all week she’s been putting these things called undies on me. She must have run out of nappies or something, they don’t seem to hold much. Oh and she’s also making me sit on a “toilet”,… Continue reading Wee, Wee, Wee all the way home!

Eden’s Birth Story

This first part was written a week after Eden was born, excuse the DRAMA So my babies one week old, what a week! Last time I went through this I was amazed they let me out of hospital with a child. I kept telling myself ‘16 year olds can do it Ruth, so can you’.… Continue reading Eden’s Birth Story

Lessons from Shaun the Sheep?

I’m not sure if I have mentioned any of my fears in our blog before, but one of the biggest ones I have had up until recently, was the possibility, even ever so slight, that Eden would have been non-verbal in her ability to communicate, the thought  “what happens if I never get to hear… Continue reading Lessons from Shaun the Sheep?

I don’t want to change her, but…

This is not the way I’d thought I’d start To share this message from my heart A question asked from my little buddy That left Dad feeling somewhat cruddy! The little voice asked as we left home “Does anyone wish Eden didn’t have Down syndrome?” Mum jumped straight in, with no way, no how while… Continue reading I don’t want to change her, but…

Five ways to avoid diagnosis faux pas

By Ruth Usher Really this should be called part two, but who’s going to click on something called that (not this little ‘click bait’ junkie). Recently I wrote an article called ‘Whats wrong with her? And 10 other things you should never say to the parent of a child with Down syndrome’, if you haven’t… Continue reading Five ways to avoid diagnosis faux pas

What’s wrong with her? And 10 other things you should never say to the parent of a child with Down syndrome.

by Ruth Usher Didn’t you have the test? Not that it’s any of your business but if you must know, no I didn’t! And my reason for that is because prenatal testing would not show me HOW FREAKIN’ AWESOME she would be, it wouldn’t tell me how smart she would be, how quickly she will… Continue reading What’s wrong with her? And 10 other things you should never say to the parent of a child with Down syndrome.

There’s ONE thing special needs parents all have in common…

Written by Ruth Usher Last Spring a friend and I packed the kids up on a Wednesday afternoon and took off to Currumbin Beach to see the Swell Art Sculpture Festival. I had never been before and I truly was blown away by the quality of work before I even found a car park. Some of… Continue reading There’s ONE thing special needs parents all have in common…