Renee Reviews | Beados

Renee Reviews Beados

*Sponsored Post* We've had Beados in our house for a few years now. Those little plastic balls seem to get everywhere, yet somehow keep Poss transfixed. She went through a phase where they was all she wanted, and her creations were found in every corner of the house. A guest couldn't come over without taking one of her treasures home with them. If you haven't come across Beados before, they are as described above. Tiny little plastic balls that can be somewhat annoying when spread all over … [Continue reading...]

The humbly humble brag

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The good people at Bupa Australia have selected me as a finalist in their Blog Awards competition, under the category of Social Good. This is both hugely humbling, but also I find it stupidly embarrassing. Which is in itself stupid. I should be proud of these things. And I am. But still I find myself cringing, shrinking inwards, whenever someone congratulates me. Don't look at me, I seem to say, without saying anything. Trying to think of a way to graciously accept their kind words without … [Continue reading...]

The dance

The dance

Some weeks it’s a bit like dancing. One step forward, two steps back. Maybe a twist to the side, and if you’re really lucky a fancy dip or a lift. Fast and furious, the feet move so quickly it’s sometimes hard to work out where you are on the floor. Some days it just feels […]

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Promise you’ll move me

Promise you'll move me

She kind of snores when she sleeps. Not big snores, not like Husband, who some nights I’m concerned a train is entering our bedroom, but a gentle snore. The kind that you have to listen for, but once you’ve heard it, it’s hard to remember how you never heard it to start with. She sleeps […]

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The escape

The escape

We packed up the car and we escaped. A week of blah was left behind, as the road streamed behind. A friends farm was the destination, but the trip was part of the plan. Hours in the car, talking over the week that was, the week before that and the weeks to come. Poss with […]

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Guest post | National Carers Week – Jane from Almost Jane

Guest post National Carers Week – Almost Jane

In recognition of National Carers Week, I asked some pretty amazing carers to share their stories. This submission is from the lovely Jane from Almost Jane. You can read the others in this series here, here and here. My daughter Milla was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder nearly two years ago, just after her second birthday. People often tell […]

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Guest post | National Carers Week – anonymous

Guest post | National Carers Week - anonymous

In recognition of National Carers Week, I asked some pretty amazing carers to share their stories. This is an anonymous submission. You can read the others in this series here and here.  Being a Carer is (in my world) day to day about juggling, juggling the needs of the person you care for, juggling the needs of your family, […]

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Guest Post | National Carers Week – Susan’s story

Guest Post National Carers Week - Susan Wallis

In recognition of National Carers Week, I asked some pretty amazing carers to share their stories. This is Susan’s story.  Have you ever ‘lost’ your child in a shopping centre or other public place? You know that rush of adrenaline and fear quickly replaced by feelings of immense joy when their little face reappears? That’s […]

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Just caring

the title of carer

Like most parents, when Poss was born, I added a whole heap of new titles to my name. Mum, mummy, mother and parent. The names all came home with us from the hospital, along with the tiny squirming bundle of pink. I felt as unqualified to use them, as I did to be left alone […]

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Hai Bali

Hai Bali

Home two days and it already seems like it never happened. That’s the thing with holidays; while you’re on them, the days are long, and seem endless, stretching out in front. All sunshine and swimming. But suddenly, it’s over and you’re home. There’s a distinct lack of swimming at my house. There’s also not nearly […]

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