There’s nothing like laying in the sun daydreaming, only to be rudely brought back to reality by having to swat the flies buzzing around my legs.
Yes, long gone are the days of lying on the soft white sand, listening to the waves crashing while I read a book. Now my “local beach” is a patch of concrete overlooking a 50m pool, or a corrugated iron fence. How times can change in only a matter of nine months. Oh, and I forgot to mention the pram by my side, with a sometimes-sleeping baby in it.
Connie is a 35-year-old mum to two beautiful boys. Her brother Samuel is an Australian actor with a famous face and an instantly recognisable voice.
Connie has breast cancer and it’s terminal. Samuel has a promise to keep and a record to break. Together they are spreading the message of breast cancer awareness and raising funds for breast cancer research.
“It’s four days into the school holidays and I’ve had enough!” My friend has three kids and I can hear two of them fighting in the background as I talk to her. I laugh (but only after I’ve put the phone down).
Years ago, I would be secretly annoyed by my friends when they complained about their kids during the holidays. I used to think: “you have no idea”. But today I feel slightly smug, thinking of my son Ben, sitting quietly in his bedroom reading a book. (Don’t worry: it’s so rare for the parent of child with a disability to feel smug, I think I can live with it just this once.)… Read the rest
So, what’s making news in the world of pregnancy and parenting this week?
Where is the best place to take the kids on March 20 (if you’re in Sydney)? How can reading a classic novel help breast cancer awareness? Where can you go for information about your child’s eczema? What common injury has risen by 21 per cent in 10 years? And why have leading architects and designers been building cubby houses? Read on to find out …… Read the rest
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