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Lost for words

I’ve been making pies – lots of pies. Sweet potato, fetta and caramelised onion, meat and vegies, chicken and egg-and-bacon. I must have made three dozen in the past week. I haven’t created this cooking frenzy just to feed the … Continue reading

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The lull after the storm

I’m having a lull. A flat spot. A pause. I don’t like it. I feel paralysed and directionless, dull and purposeless. I’ve always worked. I got my first job when I was 14, working in a deli at the local … Continue reading

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When mothers struggle

There was a day several years ago – just after I had been bullied out of a management position and was obviously feeling a tad unbalanced – when with grim determination I set out to create a perfect parenting day, … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice

“RUBY’S the best in the class,” I murmur and then look around guiltily hoping no-one heard me. After all there’s no need to make the mums at gymnastics feel bad just because my five-year-old is so obviously ahead of the … Continue reading

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Not too posh to push

Are you too posh to push? If caesareans are good enough for celebrity mums such as Angelina and Gwyneth, then why not you too? After all, a caesarean is safer, easier and more convenient – isn’t it? Read on for … Continue reading

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Can cold soccer mornings change the world?

In the biting cold of a Sunday morning we’re pumped. Jogging on the spot we limber up for the game; eyes on the field, nerves tense and hearts pumping. The whistle blows and our kids start running. “Go for it … Continue reading

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Moving on

And so this is the last time. The last time we will eat a meal as a family in the house we have come home to for the past 12 years. Tomorrow another family will move in, choose rooms, paint … Continue reading

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