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Carol’s radio career has spanned 20 years around Australia working for both commercial broadcasters, and since 2001 the ABC. Carol is a Walkley Award-winning journalist, was the inaugural winner of the NSW Cancer Council award for Excellence in Reporting, and awarded the 2007 Premier’s Public Sector Awards medal. She is married to a research physicist, mother of two children, and has a keen interest in medical research, particularly pertaining to congenital heart disease.

Carol is a member of the Hunter Medical Research Institute Foundation. She also likes smelly cheeses, has a deep and abiding love for crunchy whitebait, has a very bad potty-mouth and thoroughly enjoys being over-connected. She considers her three hours on air at the ABC each day to be therapy. Of a sort. Carol does, however, believe in using her evil powers for good.

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Experiences Matter, Not Things

22/06/2010 - 10:00

A wise man I know often reminds me, "Experiences matter, not things."  This is, however, a wise man who has never seen the true devastation that is often wrought in our home by The Ninja aged Read full post
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Last Lesson from My Mum

05/06/2010 - 22:32

Firstly, I'm a journalist, not a psychologist.  I am, however, a mother and a daughter.  My sons' introduction to grief, big earth-shattering loss, was also my own.  On Boxing Day 20 Read full post
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Love!

11/07/2010 - 17:51

Oh Jodie,

I read the story of your sister just a day or so ago ... losing a child is our greatest fear, isn't it.

Yes, keep talking. Your 8yo is on the money about the apple!! In no way are my boys 'bombarded' with talk about my mum, but anecdotes about her, her thoughts, her habits, her whatever, are included just the same as when we talk about those that are still alive. Like my father.

My eldest brother lives in Dubai, the boys *adore* him ... and he is included in conversations just like my in-laws whom they see every couple of days.

Of course you 'know' your sister! Your parents made sure of it. Yes, sometimes it's difficult, but I know it's the right thing for my family.

As for scattering mum's ashes, it is what she wanted. It took me two and a half years to do it (!) but it was a good day - a few tears, but not too many, mostly a feeling of satisfaction that her wish had been granted.

We drove past that location today and the thought occurred to me, "I wonder how far her ashes have roamed since then?"

xx

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Hi TropicalMum! I hear you.

11/07/2010 - 17:46

Hi TropicalMum!

I hear you. Loud & clear.

A 'happy' mum is the best kind of mum, in my humble opinion.

x

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Thanks Jodie! It takes little

11/07/2010 - 17:43

Thanks Jodie!

It takes little of my time but means the world to Dainere.

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Thank you ...

08/07/2010 - 11:00

Yes, it is Dainere's own wish to tell her story. She's a brave (and smart and funny and gorgeous) young lady who knows she can make a difference.

So please, go forth and share! And say hi on her own blog.

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Thanks Annie

08/07/2010 - 09:02

Lovely comments like yours make my day. And Dainere's, too, because I know she'll see this blog.

It would make my day if people leave a note on hers at www.dainere.com

xx

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