make. do.

Many months ago, I wrote about making this year the Year of Fun. My Mum reminded me of that the other day. And we both laughed heartily. Winter has been a tough season. Weeks of minor illness in the family, solo-parenting for a week while my husband was away for a conference, the death of […]

With You In It

“If I could say anything to a depressed person right now, it would be: ‘You are loved. You have worth. And the world is absolutely better with you in it.’” Matthew Reilly, quoted in The Weekend Australian Magazine, June 23, 2012. I spent a day on my parents’ couch yesterday. Struggling to recover from the ‘flu, there […]

Mara

Bitterest feeling. This day-job, this occupation, this vocation that I have allowed to be mine – motherhood – is so hard. I gave up paid work to be a failure at this? This important, vital job that is somehow rendered otherwise in society’s harsher views? So, I’m crap at a dud job but I’m meant […]