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?

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.

LABEL THIS!!!

LABEL THIS!!! (Feel free to picture me saying this with 1 finger up, your choice which finger) In my life I have had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with world leaders in the areas of Religion, Politics, Business, and Music.  I have met some of the best “Motivational” speakers around, whilst they have had some… Continue reading LABEL THIS!!!

Introducing Israel! The x2 of perfectbydesignx2

For those that are not aware this blog is about our family, it’s about raising awareness of Down syndrome that has affected our world in the most positive of ways and it’s about us sharing our little journey with all of you that care to join. It is our prayer that we can introduce you… Continue reading Introducing Israel! The x2 of perfectbydesignx2

Chainsaws, Shotguns, Genocide and other WMD’s

  I received a comment recently, saying, “Can you please do a blog about chainsaws or shotguns? I am tired of crying after reading your blogs.” So here it is. About 4 years ago we stopped watching the daily news in our house – ABC4 Kids probably had a major role to play in that… Continue reading Chainsaws, Shotguns, Genocide and other WMD’s