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Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 27 Huddled around their brother’s iPad, they sit together. Mesmerised. They don’t hear me talking to them, they don’t hear me calling their names. We have been out all afternoon, and they spent it playing with friends. But now? Now that they are back home, they are on the lounge, in the dark, playing […]

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  January 26 Australia Day. It’s a day to wear green and gold, and hang the Aussie flag from the balcony with pride. It’s a day for BBQs by the pool and picnics on the beach. It’s a day for XXXX and VB. It’s a day for working class men and the Tenterfield saddler, when […]

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January 25 Today marked the end of an era. After almost 3 years of preschool, Saraya had her final day. On Tuesday, she will start as a Prep student at Caningeraba. The same school as her sister and big brother. Big school. Wearing a school uniform. But today. . . today is her final day […]

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January 24 They can’t help themselves. No child ever can. Tell a child that they are going to bake something, and they usually jump at the chance. Not because they love to cook (though many of them do), but more because they love to lick the cake batter. The lick it from the bowl, from […]

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January 23 This kid, she seriously cracks me up! I was trying to test out my new iCandy apparatus, where you can attach a smartphone underneath your camera and play apps or reverse the in-phone camera so that you can get a child’s attention. Well! I attached my phone, put on the camera screen, and […]

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January 22 At 8 years and 8 months, James has been through more than most kids his age. With regular checkups with specialists, a handful of daily drugs, weekly therapies, and 2 surgeries under his belt, plus the fact he’s slowly losing the ability to walk, he’s proved himself to be an amazingly resilient little […]

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January 21 . . . . . Because, isn’t LOVE all you need?

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January 20 When I asked her if she wanted to dress up as a ballerina fairy so I could take some shots of her, she couldn’t say yes fast enough. Anything to dress up and look like a princess. Dressed in Collette Dinnigan’s finest threads, we moved through the backyard and out the gate into […]

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January 19 She wants to swim for Australia one day. When asked why she wants to swim for Australia, she replied “Because I want to swim for my brother and make him proud”. And what will she do with her medal? “I’m going to give it to James, so he can keep it in his […]

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January 18 She came to me tonight and asked if she should be a model when she grows up. This little girl, the one who wants to ride horses and save animals. The one who wants to travel the world in search of dinosaur and mammoth bones. She wants to know if she can be […]

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January 17 He’s almost 3 and a half. Somewhere along the line I blinked, and he was no longer a baby. That squirmy, squishy, squalling infant was suddenly a little man, full of attitude and knowledge and defiance. My baby, my youngest, my last one – he is now a boy. A boy who loves […]

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January 16 My husband is a daddy. It’s all he ever wanted to be. He never had high aspirations to conquer the corporate world. He had no desire to heal people or jet set around the world for business. He didn’t feel comfortable carrying a briefcase, and managing people only increased his stress levels. As […]

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