"To the Wanderers and Gypsies, the star chasers
and love makers, may you wander far and
wide, breathing in dreams....like air."
- Simmone Jade Mackinnon
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“Even as a little girl I always new I wanted to be a mum.Id daydream about it often.What would I be blessed with first, a boy or a girl, how many would I have, would I be good at it, would I be strict like my parents or more laid back like me?Would they love to dance and ride horses or maybe they would be a great singer or top of their class in maths.The daydreams were lang and filled with all sorts of scenarios….but never once did I envision I would be a single Mum.
But life has a way of throwing us curveballs….and I have to say falling pregnant with my son was the greatest, most wonderful curveball I could have asked for.
It didn’t matter to me ,not even for a second ,that I wasn’t in a committed relationship when I found out I was pregnant.I just knew with every fibre in my body that I was going ahead with it and I couldn’t have been happier.
Madigan was born on my 37th birthday, the greatest gift of all time.He is my wingman and we are the strongest of teams., a formidable force to be reckoned with in any situation we find ourselves in.My life may not have turned out exactly as I dreamed all those years ago….it turned out better.
I have been very fortunate with my single motherhood journey, Madigan and I have never gone without.We have never had to worry where our next meal will come from, or if we will have a roof over our head or will we stay warm in winter.I have never had to make a difficult decision like,do I fill up the car this week,get my medication or buy some fresh fruit?I have never had to deal with any kind of domestic violence but many do face one or all of these hardships on a day to day basis.
I am one of the lucky ones.
My choice to partner up with the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children was a no brainer really.I mean ,what better charity for me to align with?
So Madigan and I would like to thank you to all of you who are purchasing from my “Wandering Ozzie Essentials” line because with every single purchase made ,you too ,are helping an Australian single mother in need…..and I gotta tell you, it feels so good.”