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January 1, 2017
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What They Don’t Tell You About The First Week After Birth

When I was pregnant with my first child I felt pretty confident about giving birth. I did a prenatal course and it was great.I learned all about the different stages of labor, the different breathing techniques, the pros and cons of epidurals, when a C section might be needed, what […]
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 […]

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