March 20, 2019

Do you remember this day two years ago? We shared with the world that our newborn was ‘rockin’ 47 chromosomes’. 

Yes two years on and we are still rockin’ on as a family, and while a lot has changed, really not much has, other than Emmy having “I’m almost four atti...

October 3, 2018

This year we have had four hospital admissions a midnight ambulance ride, and a midnight dash to a Thailand medical centre along with the countless sleepless nights. 

This is not uncommon, Rod and I often pull all-nighters, a combination of bad sleepers, paranoia a...

May 13, 2018

I’m a wife, sister, aunt, godmother, friend and a mum amongst other things. 

Most days my day starts at 4:30am (well that’s if the kids have been kind and slept through) and I'm usually in the office a little after 6am drinking my first coffee. I love coffee, it has s...

March 20, 2018

A year ago today we introduced emmysbrotherleo, a year ago we shared that Leo has T21 and a year ago we celebrated our first World Down Syndrome Day. So a year on what has changed? 

Firstly our blogs haven’t been as frequent (we know it’s been a while some would sa...

December 11, 2017

Going off on Paternity Leave with a two and a half year old is a big enough challenge, doing it with two children including one with Down syndrome and their own special needs is a completely different story...

October 24, 2017

Returning to work after eight months off on maternity leave can be an incredibly stressful event for both mum and baby, when your child has Down syndrome and is not crawling you want to be able to dedicate as much time as possible to them. Luckily I was able to hand o...

September 8, 2017

When your child is born with low muscle tone it affects their ability to do even the most simple task like raise their arm to grab your hand. Read how through physiotherapy Leo's muscle tone and strength have improved the building blocks for his future...

August 12, 2017

You know that conversation you have when you hear your wife ask you to make an appointment at the doctors for your son's four month vaccinations you say to your

July 16, 2017

Do you find yourself guilty pf deleting images because you don't feel they're good enough for social media? We tell you our point of view in this interesting read about the moments we don't share living with emmysbrotherleo.

June 20, 2017

What is it about parents with small kids? Just when you think you're starting to get on top of things you decide and have decided for you that we need to add multiple layers of complexity to raising children. Read about how having a two year old and a son with Ds...

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A blog about our son, and Emmy's brother Leo,

who just happened to have been born with Down syndrome.

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