I was walking to pick up my son the other afternoon, a short stroll but I deliberately walked slow. Stopping and thinking and reminding myself to breathe. The last two months have been a little topsy turvy in my world. I got sick, no one could work out why and in the midst of not sleeping and […]

I always roll my eyes at the public health announcement about too much coffee. Is there really such a thing? Last month I shared a story on my Facebook page about a mum who was hassled by a barista because her bub was having a cry. There were lots of mums there that day – me […]

When you think of Social Work you don’t often factor in the potential media opportunities that might come from that career. Back in 2004, after securing a job with a State Government organisation, I received my first call from my media spokesperson. He talked me through what the media story was about and gave me tips for […]

The best part in doing a PhD is the busy label that comes attached to it. That even on the weeks when I’ve done nothing more than stare at the screen and play Angry Birds on my phone I can still pass it off as work. ‘Im finishing up my PhD‘ I tell people. They nod, mutter about […]

There is a disconnect when you write the stories. That you have to ask to hear them in order to write them. Sometimes in the telling, the sadness bubbles back up to the surface for those who open up and tell. I get that for the most part my layered understanding about the telling of what […]

The business coaches are right. Every day on my social media feed I get a link to a free online training video, a post about being the best entrepreneur you can be or an inspirational quote about just getting on with your dream. I used to read lots of them – keen to find the […]

I think I should write an e-book on blog traffic. Over the last 48 hours sharing this post, this post and this piece I wrote for Essential Kids Ive had almost 1000 people come to read ideas of being a mum from different, non hallmark, perspectives. Thank you. I travelled overseas with my mum and […]

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 […]

We make assumptions, and believe we are right about the assumptions; then we defend our assumptions and try to make someone else wrong – Don Miguel Ruiz   I sat at the movies on Sunday morning. With one baby on my lap, my other to my left and my husband on my right. We were all […]