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Beyond Strong. The Thing Is, Life Goes On.

Beyond Strong. The Thing Is, Life Goes On.

Meet Jazz from "Just Wingin' It".  A woman I am proud to have met.  Hers is a story of survival.  A story of why you should trust ... read more

Healing From Trauma & What That Means For You!

Healing From Trauma & What That Means For You!

We hear about trauma all the time, but do we really understand what it is, how it is affecting us today and how it is shaping our ... read more

As A Mum, This Is Something I Will Be Forever Proud Of

As A Mum, This Is Something I Will Be Forever Proud Of

Image by Mantrabond Update #3: Day 12, 8 July 2018 Ohhh, that feeling when you wake up every morning to an alarm reminding you it's ... read more

Orkambi – Better progress than we could expect!

Orkambi – Better progress than we could expect!

Update #1: Day 3, 28 June 2018 Oh, Ohh, Ohhhh #ORKAMBI!!!!! Today is a good day. Matthew's tolerance for Orkambi has been very positive read more

The Big ‘O’ Brings New Hope

The Big ‘O’ Brings New Hope

The 26th of June 2018 marks a monumental day for our family.  It marks the first day of access to a drug that is otherwise unattainable read more

Confessions Of A Carer Reclaiming Her Health

Confessions Of A Carer Reclaiming Her Health

Giving the best of me will always equal giving the best to you! This week I have been taking a massive dose of my own medicine. My ... read more

Does It Matter If Your Child Has High Or Low Functioning Autism?

Does It Matter If Your Child Has High Or Low Functioning Autism?

What’s the difference between high and low functioning autism – and why does it matter? Like many of you, I am a member of several ... read more

Mama You Are Not Alone!

Mama You Are Not Alone!

You are not alone. Being a carer as well as a parent has got to be one of the loneliest jobs in the World. I lost it this week. ... read more

8 Reasons Why You Could Be In Overwhelm & How To Overcome The Trap

8 Reasons Why You Could Be In Overwhelm & How To Overcome The Trap

The Overwhelm Trap! Often as parents and carers, we are so busy coordinating and caring; that we aren’t mindful of our own behaviours ... read more

Why self-care is not about you!

Why self-care is not about you!

“…okay if I don’t have space in my cup then I’m not actually able to serve these people, my children, the ... read more

Does the food we eat really affect our mood?

Does the food we eat really affect our mood?

These days I get about in a few online women’s business groups.  These are mostly women who are fiercely passionate about ... read more

16 Ways To Support Carers & Families In Crisis

16 Ways To Support Carers & Families In Crisis

What is it that carers need when they are in crisis? TO BE HEARD | TO BE SEEN | TO BE HELD A few days ago I needed to go to the ... read more

Too much to do, so little time . . .

Too much to do, so little time . . .

Ohhhh boy!  I tell you what, the list of things that we “need to do” and “must achieve” is never ending and at ... read more

A day in the life of a carer . . .

A day in the life of a carer . . .

She sits down to her computer at 7.45 pm, without knowing how long she has, she gets straight to work.  It seems like a day where she ... read more

The simple gift of giving

The simple gift of giving

Do you get to this time of year and wonder how on earth you can help your friend or family member who is doing it tough?  Perhaps you ... read more

Harsh lessons for my chronically ill son

Harsh lessons for my chronically ill son

It is no surprise to me that my son who is now approaching 15, over the past few months, has been resisting his medications, treatments read more

3 Ways to Boost Your Energy & Clear Your Mind

3 Ways to Boost Your Energy & Clear Your Mind

Are you a carer or parent who feel’s like they are running on empty?  Not sure where the next burst of energy is or how on earth ... read more

Nourish Your Mind & Body in 5 Ways

Nourish Your Mind & Body in 5 Ways

To keep us at our best, we know how important it is to nourish our mind and body! We also know that in order to operate at an optimum ... read more

“Some days I don’t know how you do it”

“Some days I don’t know how you do it”

My friend sent me a message last week with the words “Some days I don’t know how you do it”.  She often see’s ... read more

NDIS complaints & Appeals!

NDIS complaints & Appeals!

Do you provide care for someone who is eligible to access the NDIS or do you yourself access this scheme? Did you know that under the ... read more

Emotions for a child – a poem

Emotions for a child – a poem

In the days and weeks that followed my son’s diagnosis, no one could take away our pain or our grief. There isn’t really ... read more

Fuss free gluten & dairy free

Fuss free gluten & dairy free

Anyone will tell you, making major lifestyle changes can be overwhelming at best.  So when you are trying to implement sustainable ... read more

Gluten & Dairy Free. Our Why!

Gluten & Dairy Free. Our Why!

Anyone will tell you, making major lifestyle changes can be overwhelming at best. So when you are trying to implement sustainable ... read more

Meal time madness…begone!

Meal time madness…begone!

As carers and parents, we always seem to be busy, always seem to be racing the clock to ensure that we have everything done that needs ... read more

Body talk

Body talk

When I was growing up, in fact until I had children of my own, I knew very little about the human body and almost less about my own.  ... read more

The Overwhelm Trap!

The Overwhelm Trap!

Overwhelm (verb) “bury or drown beneath a huge mass” I was recently asked “what are the ‘signs’ of burnout/overwhelm?” Great ... read more

Clinic emotions

Clinic emotions

Today is clinic day for Matthew.  Clinic means multiple doctors, tests, needles and examinations.  It means so many unknowns. We have ... read more

Rachel’s story

Rachel’s story

“The doctor called me a hypochondriac parent, but I pushed for the tests anyway” Meet Rachel, mother of four and carer to ... read more

Insights from a Chronic Health Nurse

Insights from a Chronic Health Nurse

“Carers (whether it be family or not) play a vital role in also caring for my patients, they will always know more than me about ... read more

The most beautiful birthday gift!

The most beautiful birthday gift!

As parents we all feel a deep sense of pride, a heart overflowing with love and an abundance of special memories, don’t we?  We wonder ... read more

The Diagnosis

The Diagnosis

Last year I was asked to participate in a Cystic Fibrosis South Australia (CFSA) fundraising project for the 65 Roses Ball.  I was ... read more

Kate’s story

Kate’s story

“My advice would be ask loads of questions and stay off Dr Google!” Meet Kate, a ferocious hard working mother who would do read more

Kirsty’s story

Kirsty’s story

“Yes, you feel sorry for yourself and you think ‘why me?’ …but you realise you are not the only ones going ... read more