Next week it will be a decade since my first marriage ended. Love after love was high on my list of priorities in those early days, ways to navigate the dark arduous moments of being left to care for my daughter. A decade is a long time to be pondering those wounds, the wounds that […]

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 […]

‘And when I grow up I will eat sweets every day on the way to work and I will go to bed late every night!’  We sat there. The three of us, arms intertwined  – four rows from the front this past Friday night. I never seem to learn from stress. Each time we arrange […]

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 […]

I stood at the local swimming pool last week. Scanning the bobbing faces to keep an eye on my kids. “Be careful” I yelled “stay where I can see you!” I fear making mistakes when it comes to my children, a slip in judgement could change the course of mine and their life. The thing is, […]

I was wrestling with a blog post last night. I had crafted it perfectly while reading in the bath and then when I sat down to type it, it was gone. Here and gone. I’ve written this phrase 100 million times in the last 4 years. Its by a woman I look up to – […]

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 […]

There are multiple journeys you traverse when you enter adulthood. I always felt as if my twenties involved the wearing of hideously mismatched clothing, of various sizes, while meandering around an attempt at a serious career. It was exhausting. I was 28 when I gave birth to my beautiful girl – by my side was my […]

I have about 5 shows a week that I make an effort to watch. Most weeks I forget, so in the comfort of my bed – late on a Saturday night with my Ipad propped up on a pillow – I try to catch up. A cup of tea and a silent home. Bliss. One […]