April contacted me earlier this month. A reader of this blog since late last year and a person who wanted to share her story. Given this is a collaborative space, where there is power to hear more than one perspective, I invited her to share her thoughts. Her story, of her and her Dad. Welcome […]


Last night I sat on the lounge room floor in my pyjamas, It was my birthday so we had a floor picnic for dinner. My 9-year-old daughter was sharing a funny story that she had heard in the playground about the birds and the bees leaving my two step-daughters and my husband crying with laughter. Our youngest […]


Its been a while since Ive had the chance to ask someone about their little space – about the way that they might bank on their creativity to quiet the lion within. To do the things you truly want to do. The lovely messages on my FB page last week about me winning the three […]


Thanks so much to the hundreds of people that popped in yesterday to read Michelle’s journey as a mum. It always warms my heart when people take the time to read really read the stories we have to tell. So thanks. Today we change pace a little – I’ve been reading Cherie’s little space for […]


You’d be mistaken by thinking that Mothers Day is a media free-for-all to write about the way we should or shouldn’t acknowledge the day. I’ve only been a mum for the last 8 years – not really a veteran but not necessarily a newbie. Truth is I still haven’t connected with the idea that Mothers Day […]


Stories fill in the gaps. The spaces where the world presents complexity and a quest for clarity all at the same time. I’m reading Michaela McGuire’s ‘A story of Grief’ its a short snapshot of thoughts on how mourning can change our landscape. My research is consumed by ideas of grieving for those that sit […]


A couple of years ago I stumbled across a lovely article in the Herald about a woman. A creative woman called Victoria Spence who was exploring new ways to acknowledge loss. I emailed her. We chatted, and this month (fingers crossed – our children have lovely ways of falling ill the days we put aside […]