Family

To Cian, on your 13th birthday.

Ci, I can hardly believe I am waking up today as the mother of a teenager. How can it be thirteen years since the moment you were born and I had the son I secretly wanted all throughout my pregnancy? It only seems like yesterday that you were fixated with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and shouting… Continue reading To Cian, on your 13th birthday.

Coeliac / Gluten Free

Fin’s Coeliac Diagnosis

It was a normal day in May 2014 and for some reason, I had grabbed the mail as I had left for work that morning, stuffed it into my bag and forgotten about it until lunchtime. Lunchtime came and the first letter was "To the parent / guardian of Finley Rhys Gough". I assumed that… Continue reading Fin’s Coeliac Diagnosis

Type 1 Diabetes

To Fin, on your 10th birthday!

Fin, Ten years ago today, at 1:15pm, after an emergency entry into the world, you were finally placed into my arms. You immediately looked up at me with those huge blue eyes and a shock of black hair and I turned to Daddy and said "He's going to be wicked!" You had a glint in… Continue reading To Fin, on your 10th birthday!

Family, Sport, Type 1 Diabetes

To Fin, on the 7th anniversary of your diagnosis.

Fin, Today marks 7 years since you were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I remember getting home from the hospital and once you were safely tucked up in bed, I started scouring the internet for information and joining support groups to try and make sense of our new world. During these searches, I came across posts from people who were celebrating their child's "diaversary", otherwise known as the anniversary of their diagnosis, and I'm not going to lie, I was appalled. What on earth was there to celebrate? How could they be celebrating the worst day of their lives? The mere thought of it, made me feel sick. But then as I read on, I realised that it wasn't the diagnosis itself that they were celebrating, but what they had achieved in spite of it.

Type 1 Diabetes

Blogging – 6 months on!

Today, I woke up to 1,000 followers on Instagram and I can’t quite believe it! In just 6 months, blogging has brought me so many opportunities and allowed me to “virtually meet” so many people.

Family

Why the amount of presents under my tree do not define me as a parent!

So this week, the post about the "materialistic" parents has made an appearance. I'm sure you know the one where the presents are piled 2/3rds up the tree and then everyone jumps on the bandwagon and talks about what a despicable person this mother is for showering her children with such a ridiculous amount of gifts.

Holidays

Orlando 2017 – Day 14 & 15

Day 14 & 15 - Typhoon Lagoon, a last visit to Outback and Disney Springs Due to travelling home the following day, we decided to have a relaxing day at Typhoon Lagoon for our last full day of the holiday. As we normally travel to Orlando in October / November, either Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard… Continue reading Orlando 2017 – Day 14 & 15

Holidays

Orlando 2017 – Day 13

We had an early start this morning as the boys wanted to do the Jedi training. We got to the car park at 8.55am, gave all the bags to my mother and Andrew and me and the boys bolted to the queue.

Holidays

Orlando 2017 – Day 12

Day 12 - Busch Gardens Everyone had a lie in today and no one woke before 8.30 am. We left about 9.45 and arrived at Busch Gardens just before 11am.

Holidays

Orlando 2017 – Day 11

Day 11 - Volcano Bay We packed up as soon as we woke at 7.30 and put all the luggage in the car and headed to the diner again for breakfast.