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The two most loaded words..

“I Do”.   The lead up to our wedding day was like monsoon season, it rained non-stop. It was a welcome surprise to wake on Saturday to a beautiful sunny day, not a cloud in the sky. With all the hype that comes with such a day, I made it a priority to find some […]

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A miracle milestone!

Wow, three and a half years in the making!   It’s been a long time coming and I cannot tell you how happy this moment made us! Mauro and I have put in a lot of hard work to get to this stage and especially little Chiara! It feels like we have won tatt’s, potential […]

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Communication

What I would give to hear Chiara’s voice. The conversations we could have, oh my God if only. Through Chiara not developing speech (yet), I have had to learn to trust my intuition more than ever. Because sometimes, in certain situations it’s the only thing we have to communicate and understand one another. And another […]

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Meeting Tessa

Last month we got to meet up with beautiful Tessa (here’s a look at her beautiful blog post about our catch up). It was so good to meet her in person, it felt like meeting an old friend. Tessa and Eva have a very special place in my heart. I think the world of both of them, […]

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A long overdue update!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated Chiara’s Blog! Where do I begin? This one is a biggie, grab a coffee or a stiff drink and read on 😉   March: I still have to post the blog from the (behind the scenes) 4-week intensive treatment in USA. The therapy was amazing, it was worth all […]

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Melbourne’s 2016/17 Entertainment Book is here!

ou can help Chiara by purchasing Melbourne’s Entertainment Book! Check out everything Melbourne in the Entertainment Book! So many amazing offers. You can purchase your copy here – this link will take you directly to Chiara’s page. The coolest restaurants, cafe’s and bar’s. As well as art galleries, hotels, travel, shopping. BEST discount offers and you can download […]

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HuffPost’s Talk To Me Series

When Huffington Post asked me to participate Huff Post’s Talk To Me Series, I was instantly on board! In a sense I had already started a conversation via the blog, sharing my journey as a Mother to a medically fragile child. What I loved about the Talk To Me series idea, was the importance placed on meaningful conversations between parents […]

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Speaking Your Truth

“In October 2013, 5 months after Chiara was born..” That’s all I had to say to begin my speech at last week’s fundraising event.   Yet as I stood in front of the microphone, I completely froze. Not so much from nerves due to public speaking to 150 people, but more so, because of the […]

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