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Yearly Archives: 2012

A Smile. It’s that moment when a look of joy or happiness or amusement spreads across the face of someone and the corners of their mouths turn upwards in that unmistakable display of emotion that is recognisable to all. Time. It’s the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as […]

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  (NOTE – This blog entry is mainly for family and friends who need to understand what it’s actually like to live with Duchenne, in the hope that it will foster a greater understanding and compassion for what we are all living with). Look at these beautiful and happy faces. These are the faces of […]

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School sports days are something that many parents never make the effort to attend. There’s something about sports days, watching kids fumble their way through ball games, try to throw frisbies, run as fast as they can down a straight line, and try to out-tug another team on a rope that many parents seem to […]

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I just wanted to share this, so you would understand how amazing my little girl is. I mean, all 4 of them are, but I want to highlight this one special thing about Saraya. As you all know, my friend’s cousin died this past week from the flu. Fit and healthy, mother of 4, she […]

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Dear Saraya, You are now 4 and a half, and yet you want to grow up yesterday. I don’t know why children are always in a hurry to grow up. Believe me when I say that being grown up isn’t usually what you imagine it to be. There are too many bills, too many decisions, […]

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We were so happy and blissfully unaware back then! Ten years ago today, we were married in our local Ward Office in Tokyo, Japan. This photo was taken just moments after we became husband and wife. Today is our 10 year wedding anniversary. I wish I could say it’s been an awesome 10 years (and […]

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I’ve always been pretty strict about what the kids are allowed to eat and drink. Fast food (e.g. McDonalds) is usually only allowed on road trips, and even then we have started trying to find healthier options . Soft drinks are only allowed  if we go to a restaurant, and the only options are lemonade […]

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  Toilet training. Ugh! It’s one of the things I like least about having kids. Not only is it inconvenient, having to be near a toilet for a few weeks until they learn to hold onto it, but the mess caused by the many accidents is no fun at all! I’m certainly not a fan […]

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July 30, 2012 I have a daughter. Actually, I have two daughters (and two sons). Both of my daughters are beautiful, funny, loving, caring, and both very smart. One is blonde with gorgeous blue eyes, and one is dark with the most amazing hazel eyes. One is tall like a ballerina, the other is short […]

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July 29, 2012 The best days are those days that are unplanned, spontaneous and with no expectations. Today was one of those days. With this amazing winter weather, we decided late morning to load the bikes and scooters into the car and head on up to Broadwater Parklands (one of our favourite family spots on […]

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July 28, 2012 It seems that all the money in the world can’t buy the amount of fun you can have with your child just by rumbling on the ground. I mean, seriously, look at their faces and how much delight they are having just by beating up their poor dear Dad. You can’t put […]

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July 27, 2012 I don’t really have any extended family nearby. My parents and siblings live 1000 kms away. As for Julian, his parents live in Sydney and his siblings are scattered all over. None of them live anywhere near us. It’s been this way for over 11 years, just us and our kids. And […]

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