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...

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...

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.

May 24, 2017

You Can't Ask That! Or Can You? A light-hearted response to some of the questions posed to you when people find out you have a child with Down syndrome...

April 19, 2017

Travelling with children is hard enough, the concept of travelling with two children under two can be downright daunting at times, luckily both of us have a 'keep it simple stupid' method when travelling with kids...don't over complicate or stress the small...

April 6, 2017

Maybe it's because of my occupation but anyone who knows me will be aware I am a "need to know person" and I will consume myself for hours or days looking for answers. Firstly I admit I had no idea about Down syndrome, I'd never even met someone with Ds (other than Leo...

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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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