A new episode out soon!

By on September 25, 2016

  I have just spent the first weekend of my school holidays working on the next podcast episode. Episode 14 is due out on October 1st and will feature the very lovely Ashley Jones talking about her gorgeous daughter Victoria. I can’t wait to share this one. Ashley is one of my listeners and it Read More...



Parents sue over birth defect – can we blame them?

By on September 13, 2016

A New Zealand couple living in Australia are suing the medical professionals who allegedly failed to identify the condition for $2.5 million in damages. Their daughter, Aria, who is now two years old was diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome after an MRI scan revealed the condition. Aria has impaired vision, hearing loss, scoliosis, a dislocated hip and developmental Read More...



Episode 13: Amy Street with Bella Pacific Media

By on September 11, 2016

I’m interrupting the normal once a month episode pattern with a special interview with Viv Kernick and Kirsty Griffin from Bella Pacific Media. Bella Pacific Media have just released their web series “Amy Street” which features eight episodes that tell the story of nine residents of the Supported Lifestyle Hauraki Trust in Thames, NZ. Each Read More...


I’m up for “Best Writer” in the Mumsnet Blogger Awards – vote for me!

By on September 9, 2016

To my absolute delight, I got an email this morning telling me I am one of eight finalist in the Mumsnet Blogger Awards – “Best Writer” category. Mumsnet is a fantastic website based in the UK dedicated to telling parenting stories and providing support and resources for parents. They have a bloggers network where I have Read More...



Episode 12: Ali and Angela – living with FOP

By on September 1, 2016

There’s a certain belief in the special needs world that it’s wrong to want to change your child. While I agree that accepting your child’s condition is an important step, I don’t agree that every special needs parent should be happy with that diagnosis.   This next episode features a story where I don’t think Read More...