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…


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

It’s not ok Channel 7

One of the great luxuries of being a stay at home mum is day time television… Do you sense the sarcasm? Being a parent of two young children I rarely get to watch anything other than ABC 2, it’s not that I don’t like Fireman Sam, Mister Maker or Ben and Holly but sometimes it’s… Continue reading It’s not ok Channel 7

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