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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.
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
There's one doctor, well she's not really a doctor, she hasn’t the…
by Ger Smyth on 16th January, 2017
It was supposed to be a stocking filler, you know that last minute thing you buy…
by Ger Smyth on 12th January, 2017
by Ger Smyth on 9th January, 2017
When you’re thrown into the world of ‘syndrome’ or any disability, you…
by Ger Smyth on 14th July, 2016
It is never as simple as let's ‘just go’. I often envy the pictures…
by Ger Smyth on 12th July, 2016
As a parent of three boys, each with their own unique needs and wants - I have come…
by Ger Smyth on 10th July, 2016
As Rare Disease Day approaches, I thought I’d write about MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDOSIS (MPS).
by Ger Smyth on 15th February, 2016
I sat across from his teacher. I was anxious about what she was going to tell…
by Ger Smyth on 5th February, 2016
There's a secret world within the world of parenting a child with special needs;…
by Ger Smyth on 29th January, 2016
There are a number of reasons we don’t do certain everyday things with Ethan.
by Ger Smyth on 18th January, 2016
Writing...one of my many pleasures in life. I have only been writing publicly for…
by Ger Smyth on 11th January, 2016
Dear Christmas, You have snuck up on me, yet again! You get earlier and earlier every…
by Ger Smyth on 22nd December, 2015
As a parent of three boys, each with their own unique needs (for those of you who…
I am a parent of a child with a terminal condition called Hunter Syndrome.
by Ger Smyth on 2nd December, 2015
I am that unapologetic special needs mum.
by Ger Smyth on 1st November, 2015