. . . in all seriousness, thanks for stopping by! This blog will no doubt evolve over time, and will include all sorts of content. My aim is to let you know what we're doing as a family, how I'm coping as the mum of a child with Cerebral Palsy, and a variety of other things too.

If you are the parent of a special needs child, I pray that you will find encouragement, hope and support within these posts. I'd like to get to know your story too, so be sure to leave a comment.

I hope you'll come back soon.

Friday, 13 April 2012

2012 Ultimate Blog Party

Sometimes it helps, just to let your hair down and meet some new friends.  In the week or so that I've been blogging for, I've visited a heap of new blogs.  This is a great chance to find new blogs from others on topics that you are the interested in.

If you've arrived at my blog through the Ultimate Blog Party, you're here at a great time!  I've only just started blogging - it's been a little over a week, so it shouldn't take long to catch up on what's going on in our family (unfortunately, the majority of my initial blog disappeared, so I've rewritten most of it, but it isn't as well written as it was originally).

Just a quick intro - I'm Tui, mum to Reuben (aged 5) and Isaac (aged 2, born with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Grade 3 and recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy), and married to Phil.  We live in Christchurch, New Zealand, so in addition to the challenges of raising my gorgeous boys, we've been dealing with 19 months of earthquakes (more than 10300 of them!).

How did I choose the title of my blog?  As a kid, Mum sometimes used it as my nickname.  As for the by-line, I thought that maybe I was being kind of crazy in starting to blog, it's always chaos around here (between family, work and ongoing earthquakes), and yet I'm still quite a normal, rational individual (I think I am, anyway).


  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

    Best wishes to you and your family. Looking forward to learning more about ya'll!


  2. Here from UBP12! Good to meet you! My sister and her husband honeymooned in New Zealand - gorgeous scenery! Happy blogging...I'm now a follower!

  3. Hello Tui,

    Glad to meet you. I have a son with autism and one with dyslexia/hypotonia. Welcome to Holland, as they sometimes say. I look forward to getting to know you better. Blessings on you as you forge ahead.

  4. Hi Tui, Greetings from Florida, USA. I have an Isaac, too. He is 11, and has many special needs. He has a page all his own, over on my blog.

    I wanted to sign up under the Special Needs UBP list, too, but it said I needed to choose ONE. So my blog is listed on the "religious blog" list.

    I look forward to getting to know you better. I'm on Twitter as @ObtainingMercy and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ObtainingMercy

    Alesha Kay

  5. Greetings Tutti! I was on twitter and noticed @wemasonsmom asked for some more comments on your blog. I'm glad she did, I am excited to keep following you. Life's a journey and we all go through it differently. I love reading. My friend will be moving home to New Zealand in December, we hope to visit her there after she moves.
    www.aliceviewswonderland.com ;-)

  6. Very nice to meet you!
    Welcome to blogging :)
    (I've been at it for 6+ years! Insanity at it's finest. LOL)
    As soon as I read Christchurch, I though "earthquake" but I didn't realize you've had so many. WOW!

  7. Nice to "meet" you! Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

  8. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Ultimate Blog Party. Looking forward to following your story!
    You can find me at
    http://paintingwithpicasso.blogspot.com OR

    Looking forward to connecting with you! :) Have a great day!

  9. Dropped by from ubp12. I, too, have a special-needs child. Aren't thy a hoot? I also have a normal child. Feel free to stop by and read my blog also. You're in good company.


  10. Hey there, Tui! I'm dropping by from Along Came the BIrd and the Ultimate Blog Party. I look forward to following your blog and hearing more about your precious family.

  11. Hello Tui! I finally made my way to your blog! And I do love your blog's description. Life is a little, well...crazy sometimes! Although I have not had to deal with earthquakes I am originally from Mexico and I will never forget the earthquake of 85. We lived in an apartment and it was by God's hands that it did not come down. We walked outside and building around us were destroyed. So I do know how scary it can be! And welcome to the blogging community of special needs!
    I host a CP connection blog hop every first of the month, so maybe you can join us too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi :)

  12. Stopping by from UBP12! Blogging is much fun and meeting new friends only adds to that fun.

    You can find me in two places.
    www.ahouseupontherock.com Where I blog about family life
    www.lifewithfoodallergies where I blog about food allergies...someday I might put the two together, but for now, they reach different readers.


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