I wholeheartedly love my children, Olivia and Sofiya are my entire world. It goes without saying I wish things could be slightly different, I wish they could have a “normal” sibling relationship. It’s so easy to compare my girls and our lives with others, looking at the outward appearance, behaviours and the developmental skills (or… View Post

Recently Olivia came home from nursery with a DVD it showed her having a therapy session & children in her group playing with her, it just reminded me how much I love her nursery. Having somewhere so close to our house that caters for Olivia's needs is beyond amazing. It's the kind of place that… View Post

This September, a soon to be five-year-old Olivia will leave The Early Intervention programme. The natural next step for most families, with a child with significant physical disabilities, is to then begin transitioning their child from a home-based therapy programme to a special needs school. Luckily we have chosen a school (which we’ve just received… View Post

My Daughter is turning 5 this year. Every day I look at her and I’m completely amazed by how far she has come. Our Mother/daughter relationship is unconventional yet she teaches me as much as I am teaching her. Say what you want and do not be afraid to say no Olivia may be non-verbal… View Post

WOW, I can’t believe this was taken almost 11 years ago! How much we didn’t know and how much we thought we knew! Childfree and carefree teenagers with not a single worry in the world! No idea that in 7 years we would have a family together, knee deep in nappies and able to understand… View Post

I’ve written about Olivia & Sofiya’s health concerns here and here. Until a few years ago carer wasn’t how I’d describe myself. I was pregnant due to become a Mother. With how our life is, especially writing this blog I think more about this word “carer” Am I a mother along with a carer? Is… View Post