Episode 02: Thomas and Cassie – living with quadriplegic cerebral palsy

By on October 31, 2015

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3880429/height/360/width/480/theme/standard/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”480″]I first met Cassie when we were both pregnant. I asked a panicky question about nuchal measurements in a Huggies mothers’ forum and she was one of the people who replied. At the time she was in hospital on bed rest at around 24 weeks pregnant. We started emailing and soon both Read More...



Heart Stoppers

By on October 17, 2015

Yesterday students and teachers at my school climbed into kids swimming pools full of icy water as part of the Heart Stopper Challenge which raises money for the Heart Kids NZ. Before Eva was born they spotted a hole in her heart. An atrial septal defect, or ASD, which turned out to be quite large. Read More...





The gaping abyss

By on October 3, 2015

I live in an apartment. I come home and take the elevator up to the third floor. It’s not a fancy elevator. It’s one where you are keenly aware that you are in a metal box being transported between stories. This particular one has a gap between the elevator itself and the floor. You can Read More...


Episode 01: Jacob and Jen

By on October 1, 2015

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3811967/height/360/width/480/theme/standard/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”480″]Months ago, I emailed a group of mothers who I have met through various means, but mostly through the blog. They all have children with extra needs, whether those are medical, educational, physical, or all of the above. I was planning an essay collection and I wanted to know if they would Read More...