Meeting the women who held vigil for me

By on November 25, 2015

It’s Wednesday here in New Zealand. In 10 sleeps I will be getting on a plane at an ungodly early hour of the morning and flying to Minneapolis, Minnesota to stay with the first mama from my facebook mama’s group.  Not long after Eva died, the group, which is a spin off of a larger Read More...


That old chestnut 

By on November 9, 2015

I was reading a special needs mothers’ facebook page today and had to catch my breath for a minute. There was a comment on there  in reaction to a blog post that I felt so strongly about. It wasn’t ableist, or offensive. It didn’t use language that offends in the special needs world. It was Read More...



Episode 03: The call is recorded – what an honour

By on November 8, 2015

This morning I talked with Natalie Roberts about her journey with her daughter Chiara and her husband Mauro and their older daughter, Grace. I have followed Natalie’s blog Chiara’s Journey. You can read more about them through their facebook page as well.  Chiara’s journey started as a simple treatment for her Talipes (clubfoot), but soon Read More...


No right way to grieve

By on November 4, 2015

Grief does funny things to almost every other emotion. It heightens some. Happiness feels bigger, brighter. Beautiful sights seem to radiate that beauty instead of merely being. Your favourite song warms you from the inside out. Rain on the roof makes you close your eyes in enjoyment. Sadness is deeper, tears more violent. Anger feels Read More...