ROS Bennett knew motherhood would have its challenges, but her expectations were compounded when she had a premature baby more than 20 years ago.
She says as a result of arriving early, her son "learned differently" to other children while growing up.
It was during this time that the Wonga Park resident realised children's toys simply didn't cater for those who required that extra bit of help.
It strengthened her long-held plan to one day open a toy shop where those children could find exactly what they needed.
Now, after raising her family, Mrs Bennett's dream has been realised — she has opened Toodlebug Toys in Chirnside Park which caters for children and adults with special needs.
"I opened it as a support mechanism as well as a shop," Mrs Bennett says.
As part of her business, Mrs Bennett donates toys to not only local kindergartens, but nursing homes who take in young dementia patients.
"There are people in their 30s going into nursing homes, which just isn't right," she says.
"If you get past the initial walls, you can get them interacting, which is what they need."
The reluctant Good Samaritan maintains money was never a motivator in her new business venture, which opened in 2009.
"I didn't wait 30 years to open this business and make lots of money," she says.
"I make a small profit, pay for overheads and that's it. In this area, there is nothing like this around."
The shop sells "traditional" toys which she claims are simple and cater to the individual.
Mrs Bennett said speaking with young mums in a similar position to what she was in was the most satisfying part of her job.
"I'm rewarded enough with the smiles I get as kids play with our toys. If I can help parents have a good sleep or give them a break for 30 minutes then that's good enough for me."
For more information visit toodlebugtoys.com.au.