The Thief in the Night

      October sees the start of a month long campaign to raise awareness for a condition called Rett Syndrome.Rett Syndrome is a debilitating disorder which most often strikes previously healthy little girls just after they have learned to walk and say a few words and begins to drag their development backwards.As the cascade of Rett symptoms descends, girls lose acquired skills, normal movement and speech. Girls are left unable to communicate or use their hands to hold, carry or manipulate objects....more

Listen Carefully

We all have a voice, yet before we start to speak we need to find our reason to be heard. I remember when my children were toddlers everything was spoken at a level two decibels higher than it needed to be. I imagine these little ones looking up at adults feeling tiny and inadequate and deciding shouting was a way to be heard. Their voice trying to counteract their size. Yet the truth was as their mother I was waiting to listen to hear what they had to say. Unlike parents the rest of the world isn’t waiting to hear or read what we have to say....more