Phoenix Pea Bron rises from the ashes

Kate and Mandy chat with the inspirational Bron, pea mum to 16-year-old Cooper who developed cerebral palsy following a traumatic birth.


Bron was previously a prolific blogger, who initially wrote about her experiences of parenting a child with a disability, before starting a travel blog called Smiths Holiday Road, which outlined her family’s experiences of travelling the world with a child who uses a wheelchair. Proving that there’s really no limits, Bron’s family explored thirty-two countries around the world, (even Mongolia!), and had incredible adventures together despite the many physical challenges.


Bron courageously shares her experiences of ‘breaking down’ and beginning to processing the trauma and stress she’d been running away from throughout. Being literally and figuratively ‘grounded’ by COVID-19, Bron began the process of rising from the ashes, particularly through joining an amazing beach swimming community on the Mornington Peninsula, who swim every day winter and summer as a grounding and healing act. 


Laugh, Cry, Make A Difference things to note: 


·      Victorian of The Year Donna is running free online meditation classes for the Peas, check the Facebook Hangout for details.

·      Kate’s wanker coffee keep cup is bringing her joy – order one here!

·      Order The Invisible Life Of Us and keep it on the bookshelves despite all the lockdowns! Check the merch shop too and buy a signed copy of the book and all of our great merch. 



Melbourne forecast for Thursday Sept 2 – Sunny, windy, 26 degrees


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