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What I wish I’d known in my twenties

What I wish I’d known in my twenties

What I wish I had known in my twenties... I have seen articles like this before scattered through magazines. Usually the writer expresses the wish that they had been more body confident in their twenties, or happier with who they were, more self-confident or not...

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Talk about those you have loved and lost

Talk about those you have loved and lost

My friend @LEIGHACAMPBELL shared with me an article she wrote for @MAMAMIAAUS about losing her beautiful Dad recently to brain cancer, but to my surprise I also featured in the article. In it she says that when she first met me she was concerned by how much I spoke...

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Mackenzie’s Third Birthday

Mackenzie’s Third Birthday

My beautiful sweet child. Today you would be three years old. How has time gone so fast? In my mind you are a kind hearted, strong willed little girl. You have found your feet and are raring to go. You'd have your big blue expressive eyes, blonde hair in a top bun and...

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Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief

These days my life is defined by the loss of our children and our fertility journey. Because of this I am often messaged by other women in similar situations asking me how we keep going through the pain. This is a hard question. I had to stop and think about the...

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Judgement Over TFMR

Judgement Over TFMR

Since losing Leo I have received so much contact from people, especially those who have had to make the heart breaking choice of termination for medical reasons (TFMR) themselves. It gives me strength knowing that what I talk about is important and represents...

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Friendship Fatigue

Friendship Fatigue

I think some people get sick of others hardship or trauma if it is ongoing. I’m not sure if they get bored by it, fatigued or maybe just desensitised. I don’t think it is on purpose it just seems to happen over time for some. It is understandable but those going...

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Rachael

Hi, I’m Rachael…

Author of the book Mackenzies Mision + Blogger + IVF Warrior + Activist Genetic Carrier Testing + Wife + Mum to Mackenzie + Bella + Leo + Hope

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Buy the book: Mackenzies Mission

Rachael and Jonathan were thrilled to welcome their baby Mackenzie into the world and to start their new lives as parents but then everything changed when Mackenzie was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder.

Mackenzie's Mission


Mackenzies Mission

After less than a year of campaigning, we achieved our goal! In the 2018-2019 Budget, the (then) Treasurer Scott Morrison announced $500 million for the Australian Genomics Health Futures Mission, $20 million of which was for Mackenzie’s Mission, a pilot program of carrier screening.

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