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December 30, 2016
orkambi

Orkambi and Vertex: The Horror Of Hope

Your child is diagnosed with the life-shortening, life-limiting, chronic illness that is Cystic Fibrosis. You’re told that your child’s life expectancy is early 30s, the age you are when you receive this punch-in-the-gut news. The median age of survival in Ireland is only 27, YOUNGER than you are at the […]
December 29, 2016
autism

Living With Autism: The Quiet Home Heroes

As mums we are looked to by our children as role models, but how often do we look to each other? What some women cope with in motherhood is heroic and inspiring. This is not my story, but it is one I have been given permission to tell with my […]
December 28, 2016
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You’re Not The Type Of Person To…

In the last year and a half, the following line has been said to me on too many occasions to remember; it’s the words: I’m not the type of person to…… I now hate to hear these words in a conversation. It’s become clear to me that these words are […]
December 27, 2016
snipology

Snipology: Part Deux

The aftermath of our decision….. So the other day, my husband took a call. After a few “mm-hmm’s” and “uh-huh’s”, he ended the call with “thanks Doc!” and turned to me. I looked at him expectantly….. We had been waiting for this call for a while. Following my husbands vasectomy […]
December 25, 2016
red-coat

The Story Of The Red Coat

Ten years ago I moved in with one yummy daddy, to his mother’s house, just so we could save for a deposit for a home of our own. This was when we were young and full of adventure, having kids was a lifetime away,( the only thing I’d plan for […]
December 23, 2016
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The Things I Regret Without Fail, But Always Do Again

Someone wise and superior once said “stupidity is the failure to learn from your mistakes”. Discount lettuce. Good intentions combined with fundamentally cheap buying strategy = salad that’s never actually going to happen. Because that clamshell of baby spinach will sit on the bottom of the fridge for exactly 2 […]

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