Knowing how to proceed

One of the most difficult challenges in my life at the moment is managing Ripley’s medical and allied health appointments. He has many people involved in his care: GP, Paediatrician, Allergist, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist for Feeding, Speech Therapist for Language, Gastroenterologist, Dietician and Haematologist. Beyond the obvious difficulty in managing our time and…

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On being vulnerable

It’s nearly two years since Ripley was born and I still can’t shake all of my emotions, disappointment and trauma. I know that’s OK, but I’m tired of being triggered all the time. People around me don’t even realise how I’m feeling inside and it’s very difficult to admit to or open up about my…

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Handling emotions around others

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” ― Lemony Snicket I find it so difficult to manage my emotions around others at times. Most of the time other people are kind and understanding, as much as they can be I guess. But sometimes, and I have to admit this is mostly…

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