Stronger than you seem

The past week or so has been pretty challenging. Illness, insomnia, hormones and a few major life events have collided with considerable force. I can’t blog about the major life events so I’m going to ramble slightly incoherently instead. Here goes … Quite belatedly, my mind has been blown by A.A. Milne. You don’t expect […]

Thankfully it was “negative”

Something you don’t expect to do at almost-50 is pee into a little plastic jar so your doctor can check if you are pregnant. My life, never dull. I had a doctor’s appointment on Friday. I told him I was crook as Rookwood … but that wasn’t why I was there. Not much can be […]

Every day brings new surprises

Who’d have thought writing a blog post – in 2013 – about being lectured by “Mrs Geoffrey Rush” would result in two calls from two household name journalists before 8.30am on a Thursday morning as I was scouring the aisles of Kmart for a do-it-yourself advent calendar. Wow, there’s a lot to unpack in that […]

I’ll never forget him

My primary school and I share a birthday – we’re both turning 50 next year. A Facebook page has been set up to help connect people who attended the school, share memories and photos and discuss plans for the celebration. The other day, a message popped up in the Facebook group from an old schoolmate […]

The week when crazy stuff happens

I’ve made an unofficial resolution to try and look forward instead of back. There’s not much to be gained by wallowing in regret. But I was a bit stuck for something to write about today. My throat and head are still hurting and it’s stifling creative thought. Then Facebook offered up one of it’s “memories”. […]

Not again!

The eldest and I have been repeatedly recovering and succumbing to some weird virus thing for weeks now. Yesterday afternoon I felt it coming on for the third freaking time in a month. Sore throat, sniffles, lethargy … I need to take better care of myself. Too much rushing. Too much stressing. Too little sleep. […]

The “having it all” myth

Every now and then Facebook reads my mind in a non-creepy way. I really don’t like how it tries to be my friend and wish me good morning and send me ads about the last thing I Googled. That’s a bit ewwww. But sometimes it serves up stories that voice thoughts I’ve been having and […]

Modern family milestones

Yesterday was one of those life less ordinary days I tend to have. I left work at lunchtime to take the youngest to the doctor. Her allergic march has taken another frustrating turn – headaches, stomach aches, hives. Diagnosis: give up dairy for a month. Out the window went pizza and cake for the eldest’s […]

Still waters run deep

Every year on this day I celebrate becoming a mum for the first time … oh … and it being my first born’s birthday … I’ve been a bit of a wonky mum over the years. I’m not looking for reassurance, I’m just saying it how it was. I didn’t take to it like a duck to […]

It takes two to tango

My sister’s ovaries hurt for a split second the other night while she was babysitting her ex husband’s new bubba. She sent me texts filled with videos and photos of the adorable little boy. The hurty ovary bit came when he went to sleep without the slightest fuss, after reaching out to give her a […]