Great kids books about hospital

Here is our list of great kids books about hospital. This is by no means a comprehensive list, so make sure you pop your favourites in the comments below. We absolutely adore books in our house, they are read every day and often help the kids to navigate difficult and important times. Books are also a […]

We have emerged from our Cocoon!

Well it’s been a little over a week now since we emerged from our cocoon! We have been overwhelmed by the wonderfully supportive and positive response from this community. It has taken us a little while to get to this point, however there have been some amazing people behind us all the way. After launching, […]

Hush Foundation – The Healing Qualities of Music

The healing qualities of music are not a new discovery, however its use in children’s hospitals across Australia, identifies the crucial role it continues to play across both treatment and rehabilitation. Doctor Catherine Crock, founder of the Hush Foundation, recognised this more than a decade ago. The Hush Foundation is an Australian charity transforming the culture of healthcare through the […]

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 bearing witness to a friends’ terrible loss. The seemingly simple idea of Helpful Love, made so much sense […]