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Journey with us as we battle living with ARX, a rare genetic Disorder.

March 29, 2020

Brexit seems so long ago. Just a couple of months ago I was wondering whether we would still have access to Ethans life saving drugs that he takes every day. Those worries are still there in a time where we still have no idea once all the Brexit periods have gone through. But now we also have new worries.

Worries that we may not be able to source all of Ethans medicines right now. It's also not jus...

March 20, 2020

With lots of families having to self isolate i thought now was the time to put into practice my Fda in early years and give you all a few ideas of what to do with the children while they are off. I will do this in 3 parts so you don't feel overwhelmed to read it all at once. I'm hoping that all of these activities are manageable at home with most resources you will have already and shouldn't take...

March 7, 2018

1. Medicines

This is the most important thing to remember when we go away. Anything else we can mostly replace or get by without, but this we can't go without. Ethan takes 4 main medicines twice a day, then we take other medicines in case. We take rescue medicines as well. We also take spare ends for his PEG incase they snap. 

2. Pads

Ethan is doubly incontinent so we need to take pads with us and wi...

February 7, 2018

The last four weeks have been mentally, physically and emotionally draining. I've gathered a lot of bits for my book!
But in all seriousness it's been full on. We've had a lack of rest from Ethan which has resulted in one incredibly worn out mummy. Everyone says how well I look on no sleep. Well for the first time i'm sharing pictures of me exhausted just to show i don't always handle it well.


January 16, 2018

We decorated Ethans room last weekend. His was the first room to be done in the house. We moved for this special man so it was only right his room got done first.

I wanted to make his room as calm and as functional as I could. He has a lot of equipment that he needs daily and so I didn't want to create a hospital environment.
We chose grey as it's a colour we can keep for a long time and not need...

January 6, 2018

We can't quite believe that we have been in this perfect home for a whole year. To this day I've still not found one problem to living here just bucket loads of positives! Everything is perfectly set up for Ethan and all his needs. 
There are definetly things we would like to add to enhance the bungalow but that's just to make things even easier! 

Time has flown by here. Every single day we are g...

December 7, 2017


Last year we started planning for Ethans wish. Life is so unpredictable for Ethan so we wanted to create memories that we could treasure forever. We thought about all the things Ethan loved and with the help of his sister Dakota we decided a trip to see father Christmas at winter wonderland would be the perfect wish for Ethan. Ethan loves Christmas all the lights and music and the happy fac...

November 28, 2017

When I was younger I was a brownie and then a girl guide. Our motto was always "be prepared". Now this is something I've carried on through my life. 
I try to be organised and ready for events and experiences way earlier than I need to.

The biggest thing I wasn't prepared for though, was becoming a mummy to a child with special needs. We didn't know anything was wrong with Ethan until he was 4 da...

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November 24, 2013

So the title of my blog pretty much sums up my weekend! This week I hurt my back lifting some of Ethan's equipment into my car. We...

January 20, 2013

So this is my first blog. I've been reading a blog written by someone I know and I've been really enjoying it. I've been consideri...

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