A night of lovely moments

By on October 31, 2014

Last night the Peanut and I had a late one. My usual bedtime of 8.30pm was pushed out to much later. No I wasn’t out drinking or partying or even at the movies. I was at my school’s senior prize giving. On this night, the year 11s, 12s and 13s receive their awards for the Read More...

As long as it’s healthy

By on October 30, 2014

“Do you have a preference for a boy or a girl?” The pregnant woman pauses. Considers her belly and gives the typical answer. “I don’t mind, as long as it’s healthy.” It’s the standard response. I know I gave it myself many months ago before I knew the Peanut was a girl. There’s not a Read More...


As long as it's healthy

By on October 30, 2014

“Do you have a preference for a boy or a girl?” The pregnant woman pauses. Considers her belly and gives the typical answer. “I don’t mind, as long as it’s healthy.” It’s the standard response. I know I gave it myself many months ago before I knew the Peanut was a girl. There’s not a Read More...






When are you an adult?

By on October 20, 2014

When do you feel like an adult? I’ve always considered myself a late bloomer. My first kiss was at 16, where lots of my friends crossed that threshold at 12. I’ve been undecided on my adulthood and leap frogged around careers and gone from writer to public relations to teaching in the space of 10 Read More...


Ignoring the whirring of the blades

By on October 18, 2014

I remember hearing about parents who didn’t have a break from their baby until they were many months old. They didn’t trust a baby sitter, or their baby was a bad sleeper, or they were exclusively breast fed, or the parents just weren’t ready. I thought to myself, bugger that. I told myself when I Read More...