Tag Archives: Mums

Coming home

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 – … Continue reading

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The lounge room sanctuary – a guest post about loss.

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 … Continue reading

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What a beautiful surprise

I was at my daughter’s parent teacher interview this morning. My lovely husband at my side. Small scribbled notes on the teachers paper in front of him and an excel spreadsheet up on the board telling me where she was … Continue reading

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Ol’ faithful

I owned a pair of thongs, shoes, when I was 8. They had a sole that felt like sponge, soft and welcoming on my little wide feet that were growing at a rapid rate. I wore them everywhere that summer … Continue reading

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the writing instinct – a TSIB interview

I hang out in a few little online gatherings. Places where people share tips and tricks about navigating the fabulous world of freelancing and cheer with you with the wins and send sad face emoticons when the wheels have fallen … Continue reading

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Dressed for success – a TSIB interview

Back in the early noughties I returned home from overseas. I worked hard in a job as a shift worker offering counselling to women surviving domestic violence. We often worked alone at night and those small voices on the end … Continue reading

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Filtered messages

One of the ways I get attention when Im pitching stories to editors is to link an idea to something thats time specific. A community event, an anniversary, a day set aside for some reason or another. It helps to … Continue reading

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The opinionater

  I found myself yelling at the tele like I tend to do on Monday nights when Q&A pops on. I was angry last night about the focus of the all women panel. I was waiting for thoughts on child … Continue reading

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Conversation starters

    Sometimes when you have a blog you don’t understand what will resonate with some people. Its a bit of too and fro, a bit of testing the waters to see if the waves will wash over your feet. … Continue reading

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What the world expects

It wasn’t until my 29th year that I realised I was here to do two things. To share what I knew about loss (from the people who spoke to me) and to be a mum. I had a boss that … Continue reading

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