Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Originally posted on Our Child First:
I’ll start off by revisiting the past. Here’s how we announced to the world that we were going to have a different path. We held off telling everyone until a couple of weeks before…

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. It wasn’t an immediate thought but with Kara’s birth, this history became part of our history too. Aktion T4. I never realised until recently that Charles de Gaulle also had a daughter with DS who … Continue reading

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Simple flashcard app concept

I wrote a simple flashcard app to teach Eloise the difference between different types of behaviour. A sun indicates things which make us happy, a rain cloud things which make us sad. It’s just a toy but a highly visual … Continue reading

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On the up

Kara has progressed in two main areas this week – her neck movement and her vocalisation. We always expected muscle tone to be an issue but to be frank it’s not been a problem at all. She’s doing really well. … Continue reading

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Media misrepresentation

An article in Nature stated that DS was a social burden and this was reiterated by the Independent in the same title that degenerate diseases such as DS and cancer could be cured. I actually called up the editor of … Continue reading

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Hate Language

For the first time since Kara’s birth I heard the M-word used. Not at us, thankfully, but in a film. I wasn’t even watching it properly, rather catching up on the football news while the TV ticked away in the … Continue reading

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Playing with the phone

I struggle to spot with my blog at the moment very busy work and am very tired in the evening is the last thing I want to do is look at a computer. I’m narrating this into my iPhone wow! … Continue reading

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