About me

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Just an average mum, with lot to say,  A few friends suggested I start a blog so here we are.

I have 2 perfect children, Ella born 2011, and Reece, born 2017


My daughter just happened to be born missing a piece of a Chromosome, but there’s nothing missing from her huge personality!

She was diagnosed at just 3 weeks old with cri du chat (Don’t worry, no one else has heard of it either) and then at 6 was diagnosed with asd.
She’s non vocal, cheeky, stubborn and amazing. Being her mum has taught me so much, about myself, about the special needs community and also about the ignorance in the world.

A little while ago I started my blog on a whim, to share some insights into a condition and situation that not many people have much knowledge, and raise awareness for my daughters condition. As I’ve been writing I’ve found that I quite enjoy it and I’ve had a huge amount of support for the blog which has been amazing.
I’m sharing my journey and my thoughts, no holds barred. It’s scary putting myself out there but I feel like there is need for people to speak up! I spent so many years feeling like I was the only one.  I’m putting it out there, poop stories and all.

I write about some of the toughest times in my life, but trust me when I say there is light at the end of the tunnel.

My Inbox is always open for anyone that wants to connect, have a chat, have anything they want to share or even just to have a rant to someone that understands. judgement free zone so don’t be shy!


To kick it off, a raw unedited, no makeup photo of my morning frazzle


7 thoughts on “About me”

  1. You are an amazing mum mel and have done an amazing job.Ella is who she is today because of you!she is one very lucky girl to have a mum that has fought so hard to get her where she is today with what limited info u had on her condition, and good on you for sharing your story its a great idea!


  2. My daughter Jessica was originally diagnosed with cri du chat so I do know what it is and I even went to several national meetings. She was later diagnosed with another chromosome deletion. Her fifth chromosome was fine , it was an error! But I got to meet a lot of nice people. And learned a lot about cri du chat! You have two beautiful children


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