That’s a wrap!

We have now dived into the school holidays... well more like a side-way shuffle into bed on a Friday night at 7.30pm after watching eps of Peppa on the iPad!  Mikey D has had a great term 2, and his report card was just perfect!  And by perfect, I mean no crap about what he… Continue reading That’s a wrap!

The elephant in the room.

At times it can be hard for me to keep smiling.  Oh yes, I'm very good at slapping on a fake smile - aren't we all?  It's easy in this fast pace world to fake it, til we make it, but that's not really healthy for our mental health in the long run, is it?  Sooner… Continue reading The elephant in the room.

Today MikeyD got verified!

Today MikeyD got verified at his Special School! What does that even mean?  For the first few months, MikeyD has undergone assessments at school for his cognitive abilities as well as physical abilities. All kids that enter the school need to be verified for ID (intellectual disability).  As MikeyD's physical disability goes hand in hand… Continue reading Today MikeyD got verified!

Mikey D’s Update on Prep Life!

We have had a kicking start to the school year and now we find ourselves in Term 2! Mikey has a great class with 4 other little fellas, and 3 incredible teachers.  1 Teacher and 2 Teacher Aides makes sure that all the kids get the assistance they need to thrive in school. This term,… Continue reading Mikey D’s Update on Prep Life!

Another life lesson learned the hard way – going off track!

This week we have started the process of pre-surgery testing.  It is overwhelming, mind blowing and scary.  Despite the fact we have been gearing ourselves up for this, doesn't make it any easier! I was taken a bit off guard when my heart broke a little bit the other day as I watched my eldest… Continue reading Another life lesson learned the hard way – going off track!

What are the chances of lightning striking twice?

What are the chances, that you will find someone who is walking down a very similar path to you, at the exact same time as you are?  Facing fears, deliberating on issues that to other people, don't even enter their minds as the rarity of the situation is so extreme that you even struggle to… Continue reading What are the chances of lightning striking twice?

Being Grateful is a Daily Practice!

Don't worry, it's not easy to be grateful all of the time.  It takes time and practice.  In fact, it is only human if at times we look at the glass and see it as half empty.  It is difficult in this fast pace world to think that we need nothing more to be bigger, do… Continue reading Being Grateful is a Daily Practice!

Soldier Down

Today in Australia it is ANZAC Day.  April 25th is a national day of remembrance whereby we remember the men and women who fought for this great country in honour of the freedom we have today.  We thank them for the country we live in - one where we have options that wouldn't be possible,… Continue reading Soldier Down

It’s all sunshine and sandcastles over here! The comment from a stranger that made me look at things differently.

People say - think positively, and it will all work out.  If only it were that simple!  But yes, I try and take opportunities and run with them, and at times I try and ignore the ignorant comments (but again, that's easier said than done).  I only have to jump into a forum and see… Continue reading It’s all sunshine and sandcastles over here! The comment from a stranger that made me look at things differently.