Eva’s things

By on April 26, 2016

I did some clearing today. The day after Eva died, we put all her clothes in bags and cleared her room out so it could be used for her when she came back from the funeral home. Mercifully, I didn’t have to do this task at the time. Ess and Jay handled that for me. Read More...


Let’s show her what it really looks like

By on April 23, 2016

Since posting my letter to Education Minister Hekia Parata, I have had a brain wave. Someone mentioned I should start a petition and I like that idea, but then I got another comment. A mother told me about her two kids who both have special and extra needs. She said this: “I have 2 special Read More...

An open letter to Hekia Parata

By on April 17, 2016

Dear Ms. Parata, You’re reviewing and overhauling the special needs education system right now. You’ve said you won’t be increasing the $590 million budget at this time, and instead will be focusing on efficiency and simplification. If you were a real estate agent that’s the equivalent of calling a tiny, leaky dump a “fixer-upper’s cosy Read More...