Local Mum – Last Minute Childcare

Finding short-term, flexible childcare for siblings of a child who is being cared for in hospital, is often a very difficult task for families in this situation. It’s not always easy (or pleasant) to try and entertain and occupy children during hospital stays, or even doctors appointments. It’s also not unusual for families to be situated […]

What is Helpful Love?

A few months ago, I was in Newcastle NSW visiting family. I picked up a copy of the local newspaper, and read an article about a woman called Kim Oakhill, who had started a small business after baring witness to a friends’ terrible loss. The seemingly simple idea of Helpful Love, made so much sense […]

Our Time in Hospital – Sarah Lafrance

This month, we have found another wonderful parent in Sarah Lafrance, who has been willing to share her families’ story, in caring for their son Noah in hospital. The purpose of the Our Time in Hospital Series, is to let families out there going through these experiences, know that they are not alone. If you’d like to share your story, we’d […]

Great gift ideas for kids in hospital – Part 2

Here is part two, of our amazing gift guide for kids in hospital, compiled by Tash from Gift Grapevine. Make sure you check out part one if you haven’t already. In part one Tash covered; Games, toys, puzzles, crafts and other activities. In part two, she’s found some fantastic comfort items, books and clothing ideas.   […]