The premature menopause mind fuck

I’d like to preface this post with an apology to my mother and mother-in-law for using the f-word, but honestly it seems like the most appropriate title for this post. Premature menopause is a complete and utter head wrecker. When I was first diagnosed with premature menopause two years ago, I was rocked to the […] Read more…

Great Ocean Road

When you can’t help but feel a little crazy

I reached a new level of crazy last week. Like an old Eminem song, my palms were sweaty, my knees were weak, my arms were heavy. I was just NOT myself. And there was no reason not to be myself because I’d just come back from a girls weekend away to Melbourne. My cup was […] Read more…

Cinderella Fame Theatre Company

Win a family pass to Cinderella

The kids (and my daughter’s teacher) tell me there’s just nine school days left until the holidays here in Brisbane. Eek!! Is it just me or did this term zoom past? I’m working my usual hours over the holidays, which means I will have just one free day per week with the girls. The girls […] Read more…

Lake Tekapo ice skate

A letter to my seven-year-old

To my darling seven-year-old We awoke at the same time on your seventh birthday. With the late sunrise and block-out blinds in New Zealand, it was easy to sleep in. As we ran into each other on our way to the bathroom, you gave me a smile that made my heart melt. You nestled into […] Read more…

Lake Tekapo

Our amazing family holiday in New Zealand

We’ve just arrived home from a glorious two-week family holiday in New Zealand. Two whole weeks in the beautiful South Island, my husband Dave’s birthplace and old stomping ground. Dave has been mad keen for a long time for the girls to experience winter in New Zealand. We prayed there would be enough snow for […] Read more…

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