Yesterday was Father’s Day. All power to his elbow, Mr ND is a great dad. He has had to step up his game massively this year, taking on things that essentially, I have always done. It’s my fault. Once I became a fully paid up member of the ‘hood’ (I’m talking about motherhood here.) I… Read More If the Shoe Fits
Magaret McKerihan is a tangle of a creature with intricate patterns. She is not easily squeezed into a blog post not much bigger than a Zentangle square. I’m not even touching on the memoirs, her writing, or the textiles she does. I will make room for her stories though, not linear, well planned, journeys through… Read More The Zen for your Tangled Life
My son hitting it for you baby- One more time. I saw an anti same sex marriage ad yesterday. In it a Melbourne mother whimpered she was ‘concerned’ that her son’s school had told him that he ‘could wear a dress next year if he wanted to’. The ad basically inferred that this was the… Read More When is it NOT OK for a boy to wear a dress? A Handy Guide.
Soooo this week I got flu, or a cold. I’m never quite sure where one crosses the line into the other and you can claim expenses for your pity party. The long and short of it, I had to stay in bed all week, didn’t get any sleep, and sweat more than an Aussie coke… Read More The Dreaded F word-Flu
Life the Universe and Everything. Creativity is my lifelong passion. Writing is the medium I’ve always returned to ever since I could hold a crayon. It is the stuff of wonky thinkers and chronic daydreamers. I not only believe that everyone can write. I also think everyone should write, at least once, because it is… Read More Write Like a Time Lord
Are you For Sale? A few years ago at my kids school, we had a lady who was very deeply into the new age movement. She ran workshops and retreats in meditation, yoga and female empowerment. She set herself up as a bit of a guru. It helped she was gorgeous, financially successful, slim, charismatic,… Read More How Much are You Worth?
Sod the Coffee, Pour me an Absinthe. I enjoy life in a near perpetual state of ‘caffeination’ I find it more conducive to driving than wine, and my children seem so much nicer after my first cup of the day. I also like my coffee shops like my love life, pretty vanilla. If you happen… Read More Sod the Coffee, I Need Absinthe.
“I had always planned to paint”, Boriana tells me. “I had always thought I would give it a go one day. I bought a cheap little kit, a canvas, and five paints in a plastic pack, I think there was a brush as well. BUT, as a mum with small children. I felt very overwhelmed… Read More Today I will paint.
Once upon a time Oh a long time ago, when I was spending all my money on black and white board books and Baby Einstein DVDs. I could have told you with some authority what my child’s life would look like. There would be books and art, sandcastles and nature walks, play dates with friends,… Read More All Aboard the Diagnosis Train
I have no smart phone, but I do have very good reasons. I have fantastic coverage in my little house in the bush, from all the major networks ..BUT.. only when standing on a chair, on the furthest corner of my outside balcony. That said, If I drive to the top of the road the… Read More No Smart Phone, No Problem