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 […]

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.   […]