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Amy Dunn
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Mummy, nurse, blogger
Mummy, nurse, blogger

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Call the Midwife episode featuring a character with Down's Syndrome
Being a regular viewer of the BBC One drama 'Call the Midwife', I noticed last week during the preview for this weeks episode that there was to be a character with Down's  Syndrome appearing.    I was intrigued and a little apprehensive. Mainly though, I wa...

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Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe
Pizza dough recipe Something a little different from my usual content but as it's a new year, there are new things to share and new directions to explore!  After being repeatedly asked for the recipe whenever I've made pizza for friends and family I thought...

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Now you are six
A letter for Ella... To Ella, our wonderful girl, today you are 6! Six years since I missed my own baby shower because you decided to show up three weeks early. Six years since our journey into the unexpected started. Six years of being a mummy - your mummy...

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Our little Rainbow
I have fond memories from my childhood of my time as a Brownie and Girl Guide...  Drinking my first cup of tea at Brownie camp, first time away from my mum and dad (a whole 3 miles down the road), being a sixer, the honour of carrying the flag for our unit ...

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A World Without Downs
I will write more about the following soon - need some time to gather my thoughts first (and I've got a poorly Ella to look after at the moment!.  The following post is cobbled together from my Facebook posts over the last few days... Many of you may have n...

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Milk monitor
I'm still struggling with getting back into the school routine.  Mornings particularly are a hectic and stressful time of day for me - as they probably are in most houses where school age children live.   Ian leaves for work at 7am so most days I am left to...

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Visit from the Tooth Fairy
When Ella was a baby, one of many things we were told (that subsequently turned out not to be the case), was that as she had Down's Syndrome she would teeth later than other babies and when they did start appearing, they would take longer and come through i...

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Potty Training a child with Down's Syndrome - our journey
Potty training is a rite of passage and a skill that most children conquer between the ages of 2 and 4 years of age.  And, just like every other life skill children have to master, some get the hang of the potty straight away and for others, like us (and fo...

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End of an era: Lucy leaves nursery
This was our last time ever through the big blue doors... Five years ago, I carried Ella through these doors in her car seat as a little baby, when life was still so full of worry and uncertainty.  The staff embraced Ella and all her needs, just as they do ...

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Summer Baking Class with Ella
We are almost half way through our summer holiday.  We've had some lovely family days out, seen family and friends. There's also been days where we've had nothing planned and just spent some much needed time at home and in the garden.  As Lucy's nursery is ...
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