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A Life Worth Living -JoinPanda

A Life Worth Living -JoinPanda

Last month my post Dream a new dream was about the challenges parents of children with disabilities face when it comes to their own mental health. On my radar was a new application to investigate: JoinPanda which aims to give everyone access to mental health […]

Tips for the Christmas Season for parents in the trenches – parenting children with special needs

Tips for the Christmas Season for parents in the trenches – parenting children with special needs

The Christmas season is rolling around again and in less than a few weeks schools will close for the summer holidays, families will be finalising travel plans or everyone will finally agree that turkey does not have to be on the menu. Many families are […]

Dream a new dream

Dream a new dream

This post is a personal story of the brave decisions I have to make as a long term caregiver to guard my mental health. I write to heal and in the hope that others will too.

Relationships Like Trees Must Sometimes Be Felled

Relationships Like Trees Must Sometimes Be Felled

Last month we felled ten trees on our property. It broke my heart to do it. These trees were tall and beautiful and were one of the main reasons we bought our house. They were always there, from the day we first saw the house, […]

Are all children a blessing or are only children with a disability a blessing?

Are all children a blessing or are only children with a disability a blessing?

I have the rare insight of holding a space where three groups meet – disability, unwanted babies and pregnant mothers. In facing my own parenting struggles and through my faith journey, I learnt a great deal about what people say they believe and what they actually believe. And so I write for the purpose of sharing different perspectives.

Love is strangely complicated and yet purely simple at the same time

Love is strangely complicated and yet purely simple at the same time

Today nineteen years ago Michael and I said, “I do”. This morning when we lay in bed, reflecting on our journey, we marvelled at how far we have come. Love is strangely complicated and yet purely simple at the same time. We feel that we […]

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword, Second Edition

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword, Second Edition

So why do I keep writing about the hard stuff? Simply because I am still inspired by my children to leave behind encouragement and evidence for them to know how hard we tried. I write so that my children will know I tried to change hearts and minds. I write so that other people facing challenges will know that they are not alone. And I write for every parent who prays for God to call them home with their child; because the isolation and constant fight for services and inclusion in society imposed by people is too much bare. While we bare up against it all, I hope to offer some comfort.

My Greatest Gift This Year: Journey To You (part one)

My Greatest Gift This Year: Journey To You (part one)

Have you ever felt that you needed the world to stop spinning for five minutes so that you can get off, catch your breath and then jump back on again? I felt that way for a major chunk of my life. Life just kept happening […]

Women’s Month: I was a Teenage Mother to a Child with a Disability – I’m So Over Being Shamed for Both

Women’s Month: I was a Teenage Mother to a Child with a Disability – I’m So Over Being Shamed for Both

I was a teenager who had a baby. My life was challenging but it was not over. For anyone who has heard me speak I’ve stated “that becoming Savannah’s mother at eighteen years old forced me to find my strength to live”. I know that this […]

Giveaway: 50% for a WorksheetCloud Subscription

Giveaway: 50% for a WorksheetCloud Subscription

Michael and I are always on the look out for ideas or tools to help us and our children to make the most of our time. We signed up to use WorksheetCloud to help Eli to maintain his “A” game at school while enjoying all […]

Parenting: Is it unfair to other siblings, when one child has a disability?

Parenting: Is it unfair to other siblings, when one child has a disability?

This is my first blog post in three months. Time is a monster in my life but today, I had to write this, as short or long as it may turn out to be. In a time when parenting has become a central focus for […]


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