Anniversary 18

It’s 1999; the world’s population exceeds six billion and  we are all talking about the  year 2000’s impending problem known as Y2K: the millennium bug, some of us were even worried about it! Our Prime Minister was John Howard, and Australian voters decided to keep the Queen instead of becoming a republic, Barbie Doll celebrated her 40th…

Update: January 2017

Brendan’s ongoing Cancer treatment Update: January 2017 January was the perfect month for a staycation for the Maloney’s, we spent most days at the beach and I hope we have sent the kids back to school relaxed, happy and ready to go. Bren is still off his prosthetic due to some tenderness in his residual…

January 2017: letting go

As the first month of 2017 comes to an end, I realise for the most part, January has been all about letting go for me. As my two kiddos, now teenagers, step fearlessly toward their new found independence on their way to adulthood, I’m trying to step out of their way. For me letting go…

Owning our Choices

Reflection, there is no better time for it than now. Reassessments of the things that have happened and of the choices made that have lead up to this moment. The consequences of which, good or bad, are mine to live with every day after. What has me in such a reflective mood? I hear you…

Reflections: 2016

Reflections: 2016, yes –it’s nearly over. Looking back I won’t be sad as I hum Auld Lang Syne this New Year’s Eve; I’m kinda glad 2016 is just about time gone by. For all its beauty and wonder, life, after all should never be short on those; it was a year that saw cancer dictate…

Otis Goes to School

Review: On The Ball Dog Training – 5 stars Today I would like to share my family’s experience with On The Ball Dog Training, and say how grateful we were to have found them. Please share with anyone you know who may have a new puppy or older dog in need of learning a few new tricks!…

Update: Radiation

Saturday 12, Nov 2016-11-12 Bren’s treatment update: That’s ten days of radiation for Brendan done and dusted! Even though the treatment centre was an hour up the road, it was an easy drive. Bren’s Mum and Dad volunteered to go with him on two occasions in the second week, as I was a little sleep…

Oct 21: 2016 -Brendan’s latest update

October 21: 2016 861: the number of days (approx) that we have been riding this cancer rollercoaster! Phase two begins. Joining the MoST Program. What is the MoST Program? The Cancer Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) Program is a clinical research program that Brendan has been invited to take part in. It is testing a new…

Cancer: I don’t know what to say or do?

Cancer: I don’t know what to say or do! I know how that feels, before Brendan had cancer I didn’t either. Maybe I still wouldn’t if given the news that someone else I know, love, or care about has cancer. But here are just a few tips that I can share through personal experience, that…

22 Day Push Up Challenge

Every now and then I’m quick enough to catch my husband doing his thing on video. Today it was day 1 of the 22 day push up challenge that he is participating in on facebook. Below you can read his fb comment on the reason why he is participating. Brendan Maloney:  “This challenge holds a deep…