These are the moments of life and my life with Kevin and Coraline is built up of moments, and the beauty is in both the everyday and the extraordinary moments because they are spent with them.Read More
‘Ooh you’ll have to get a Ewan the Sheep,’ said a teacher (with a young baby at home) at a Conference I was attending.Read More
Pablo Piñeda: “My message to parents of children with Down’s Syndrome is at the same time easy and very difficult. Think of them as your child, not as someone with a disability.”Read More
The U.K. Blog Awards are doing a Thursday spotlight feature on a different blogger each week, and we are thrilled that on 5 July 2018 it was us!Read More
We are on board the 10.23am train. Coraline and I made it aboard.Read More
A mother recently wrote to me during her family’s week in hospital after her baby daughter was born.Read More
Now this last one we knew from the start: for us, what we wanted to hear when Coraline was born is - “Congratulations, your baby is beautiful”.Read More
Champagne on arrivalRead More
Coraline’s speech therapist says to mimic the same sounds back to her so she will learn about copying sounds and turn takingRead More
This book is our nod to I.A.E.S.T.E. (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience). Since 1948 it has arranged over 350,000 traineeships in over 80 countries worldwide.Read More
I suddenly realised it’s not about the to-do lists; it’s about my attitude to themRead More
In my deepest heart I credit Kevin with setting joy as our backdrop when Coraline was born. Joy is the furniture of our house.
How else to put it but to say you feel your energy (even if it’s already happy and great) lift that notch higher from just a moment spent with him!Read More
Wednesday June 13th was a historic day as Coraline sat up on her own for the first time that I’ve seen her! It’s as though one minute she wasn’t, the next minute she was!
Until now we have put a hard munchable e.g. a carrot stick or a crisp on the tray but she wouldn’t pick it up herself so we would pass it to her. It’s amazing to think she’s made the connection to picking it up now.
She got her first cold at nine months old. And we are proud to say she has fought it off!
A man in a shop recently said to me regarding Coraline, "ah it's all about her environment," and when your environment is Kevin you know the sky's the limit.
It’s the kind of thing I will be championing Coraline’s future school to do.Read More
Whenever you yawn she smiles back as she thinks you’re laughing.Read More
One of my favourite times of day with Coraline is early morning after her first feed, sitting together like this. We sit together so I can hold her upright due to her reflux.Read More