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I'm Ger, a mammy to three amazing boys and wife to a computer nerd D. We are learning to live ,love and laugh since Ethan was diagnosed with Hunter syndrome in 2008.
It was once a day where you rushed through the front door, waving your handmade masterpiece…
by Ger Smyth on 14th February, 2018
I could feel the blood rushing to my head. I knew I was the center of attention,…
by Ger Smyth on 9th February, 2018
In honour of national storytelling week, I thought I’d write a short story…
by Ger Smyth on 26th January, 2018
He drops his bag by the sitting room door. I ask how his day was. I generally get…
by Ger Smyth on 25th January, 2018
It’s the other way around for most people but we are not most people.
by Ger Smyth on 12th January, 2018
I don’t make New year resolutions, I never keep them .I felt guilty about not…
by Ger Smyth on 9th January, 2018
It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,
by Ger Smyth on 13th December, 2017
There are many milestones we picture once we have children.
by Ger Smyth on 8th December, 2017
There are people who walk amongst us who look like everyone else.
by Ger Smyth on 5th December, 2017
There’s a place we all need to visit when out in public. A place, that as we…
by Ger Smyth on 17th November, 2017
We don’t talk about them much, but I think most people have regrets - Mr. Sinatra…
by Ger Smyth on 1st November, 2017
It’s just not the same. It’s not like the Halloweens of my childhood...does…
by Ger Smyth on 27th October, 2017
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…
by Ger Smyth on 16th October, 2017
A single heartbeat, Constant tears, There wasn’t enough, …
by Ger Smyth on 13th October, 2017
Charity. It can feel like a dirty word sometimes.
by Ger Smyth on 5th September, 2017
I will go into the bookstore hand over his school book list and pay the cashier a…
by Ger Smyth on 24th August, 2017
I do know where the ‘obsession’ came from. I am not sure I would call…
by Ger Smyth on 18th August, 2017
This is our second summer having a wheelchair.
by Ger Smyth on 16th August, 2017
Health & Beauty
Recently I made a bold decision, some of my closest friends called it a ‘brave’…
by Ger Smyth on 30th June, 2017
Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…
by Ger Smyth on 28th June, 2017
In our world of special needs parenting we often hear little from or about these…
by Ger Smyth on 15th June, 2017
I have been thinking lately about a few of things I had thought after I gave birth…
by Ger Smyth on 13th June, 2017
We started the process months ago.We talked about it.
by Ger Smyth on 22nd May, 2017
We’ve had it for almost two years now. At first it was daunting; going out…
by Ger Smyth on 16th May, 2017
It’s the same date every year.15th of May.
by Ger Smyth on 15th May, 2017
It is mentioned over and over. It is put into conversation with doctors, physiologists…
by Ger Smyth on 26th April, 2017
Special Needs, International Blogs
He looked at me. I knew he had it.
by Ger Smyth on 21st March, 2017
Happiness is the quiet moment hidden in the blur of a busy day.
by Ger Smyth on 20th March, 2017
Internationally celebrated. Our small island and our patron Saint, St. Patrick celebrated…
by Ger Smyth on 17th March, 2017
Today class , we are going to make ‘parents of kiddies with special or extra…
by Ger Smyth on 16th February, 2017