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Ger Smyth

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.

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Life Lessons

It has been just over ten years since my son Ethan was diagnosed with MPS type two;…

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Mental Health Awareness

She greeted me with a warm handshake.

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MPS Awareness Day

May 15th.

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Memories and the Naughty Step

There’s a time and place for most things.

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National Sibling Day

Siblings eh? Where would we be without them.

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Stress Awareness Day

We all have it, in one form or another.

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What Our Dog Could Teach Some Professionals

She came into our world in December. 

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Mother’s Day

Mother ~ They walk among us daily.

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Who is She?

Who is She? She is the one we seek comfort from.

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Rare Diseases Aren’t That Rare

It’s funny how one day a year we are supposed to shout from the rooftops about…

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Valentine’s Day is Different Now

It was once a day where you rushed through the front door, waving your handmade masterpiece…

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Waiting Room Woes

I could feel the blood rushing to my head. I knew I was the center of attention,…

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National Storytelling Week

In honour of national storytelling week, I thought I’d write a short story…

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National Young Carers Day

He drops his bag by the sitting room door. I ask how his day was. I generally get…

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In with the Old and Out with the New

It’s the other way around for most people but we are not most people.

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New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t make New year resolutions, I never keep them .I felt guilty about not…

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Fairytale of a Special Needs Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,

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Milestones

There are many milestones we picture once we have children. 

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Let’s Hear it for the Carers

There are people who walk amongst us who look like everyone else.

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World Toilet Day

There’s a place we all need to visit when out in public. A place, that as we…

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Special Needs Parents: Regrets

We don’t talk about them much, but I think most people have regrets - Mr. Sinatra…

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Halloween isn’t like it used to be

It’s just not the same. It’s not like the Halloweens of my childhood...does…

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ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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Baby Loss Awareness: Our Darling Daughter

A single heartbeat,  Constant tears,   There wasn’t enough, …

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to school

I will go into the bookstore hand over his school book list and pay the cashier a…

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Special Needs: Thank you daddy

I do know where the ‘obsession’ came from. I am not sure I would call…

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Wheelchair stresses in the summer

This is our second summer having a wheelchair.

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Special Needs Parents: Getting the chop

Recently I made a bold decision, some of my closest friends called it a ‘brave’…

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It is Summer

Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…

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More than a Typical Daddy

In our world of special needs parenting we often hear little from or about these…

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