Latest from our journey

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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A.B.M – 4 weeks in USA

We finally made it to the end of our Intensive Treatment Therapy for Chiara in the U.S of A! First and foremost, we would like to thank all the incredible people who helped us access this Neuro Movement therapy. We are so grateful for the ongoing support in helping Chiara reach her full potential. A special mention to […]

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A time to pause..

I wouldn’t coax the plant if I were you. Such watchful nurturing may do it harm. Let the soil rest from so much digging And wait until it’s dry before you water it. The leaf’s inclined to find its own direction; Give it a chance to seek the sunlight for itself. Much growth is stunted […]

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Grace. I wish I could of played with you All the times you wanted to…. But our life has been so different since you sister came along, we had to learn a whole new language and sing a different life song… I’m sorry for the times, you thought we didn’t care…. but sometimes the weight […]

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the inner dialogue of a special needs mama

At a recent social event, the conversation rolled on until it came around to that question ‘so how is your daughter going?’  I responded with a brief update; she’s communicating more through eye-contact, managing the car-seat and overall doing great.  It’s a difficult question to answer sometimes, when you have a medically fragile child. Now, […]

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5 year anni!

“Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets”. Rumi ‘Oh sh*t, I think our wedding anniversary was last week’ I blurt out as we leave yet another therapy session for Chiara.   We’ve been married for five years. But both of us aren’t […]

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