Blog archive: August 2018

Learning to say no

31 August 2018  |  Tamsin Kingsley

I’ve known several first time parents who’ve been determined that the new baby will not change their life and lifestyle in any way. They figure out ways that they will incorporate the baby into their plans and activities once he or she arrives and agree that they will not let this tiny human being rule their life. For many, this resolution crumbles as soon as they look into their baby’s face and realise this will be their tiny dictator from now on. For others, they manage it...

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The best made plans

18 August 2018  |  Tamsin Kingsley

I have three sisters, and things were rarely harmonious between us growing up. I particularly argued with my youngest sister who is 22 months younger than me. We are totally different characters and rarely ‘played nicely together’. That being said, almost all my childhood memories are based around having fun with my sisters; from hours spent on long journeys making our teddies sing in round in the car to zooming down the rapids at Center Parcs pretending to be...

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Tamsin Kingsley

Tamsin Kingsley

I am a 33 year old living in Leeds with my husband and two children. I am a full time mum and carer to Lauren, 7 years and typical, and Izzy, 5 years with Down's Syndrome. Izzy has complex health needs mostly due to her low muscle tone, and struggles with feeding and breathing, resulting in tons of appointments and hospital admissions. Both children are happy and full of life, and our family all love each other very much.

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