PART 1 – Q & A with my OBGYN about Premature Birth & Stillbirth

Part 1 of a 3 part series where my daughters (Delphi & Cheska) and I return to the hospital where they were born premature to ask the questions we’ve always wondered in an attempt to help increase public awareness of premature birth and stillbirth.   In part 1 we reunite with Dr Neil Israelsohn, the […]

Changing your mind is OK

It’s interesting how returning to where you grew up can conjure different emotions depending on what your experience of growing up there was. I know for many it is nostalgic and wonderful. I feel that way about returning to my first hometown of Portland, Victoria. My Dad and I at our local beach in Portland […]

AFLW: Why Women’s Football Is Important For My Son

This article was written for Kidspot. To read it, click here.   

My own “sorry” this Invasion Day.

Dear Aboriginal people,   I want to say my own “sorry” this Invasion Day.   I’m sorry that at this time each year the supermarkets and discount shops fill shelves with the “Australian flag” which has the flag of the nation who invaded this country on it but do not have a single Aboriginal flag.   […]

My knickers are in a knot

My knickers are in a knot. I’m totally exasperated about one of today’s “newsworthy” stories. You probably know the one I’m talking about. The one where a well known woman on her day away from the media was stalked, photographed without consent and then this particular media outlet uploaded images to the Internet with an […]

I Wore A Suit To The Brownlow (“Gownlow”)

CREDIT Suits worn by myself and Liam were designed, made and tailored by the absolutely incredible Carl Navè. Instagram: @cnavetailor Photography done by the extremely talented Grace Petrou. Instagram: @gracepetrou Make-up by the exceptional face painting artist, Tess McFadden. Instagram: @tessm_makeupartist Hair by the long hair genius, Julia Cochrane. Instagram: @hairbyjuliacochrane Media Campaign for a “Bullfree […]

I’m Not An Over-Sharer

I admirer “over-sharers” and I can see how many  find them empowering. I’m not an over sharer though. Because I’m cautious of what my kids would want on the Internet in years to come. There have been times when I was going to stop posting them at all and I am still conflicted about this. […]

The World Is Predictable In Times Of Tragedy

Devastating news about last night in Orlando. To me, it seems this is the world we live in: •A place where trans people entering bathrooms is seen as a threat to safety but the “freedom” to buy guns and even military assault rifles is not. •Where the only thing keeping society safe is whether or […]

I’m Happy That I’m Not Pregnant

“I’m SO happy that I’m not pregnant!” -said no one on the Internet ever. Because to many in society this still appears to be selfish. It appears to rub it in the face of people that can’t or struggle to have children that often sacrifice all their emotional energy, finances, health and even relationships to […]

My Kids Talked To The Person At The Fence

The other day Liam and I were given a reality check. I’m on holidays at the moment but can’t stop playing it over in my head. We were in the front garden of our home which has a very high fence with a gate that my children can’t reach but an adult can easily open. We […]

Mother Nature Isn’t Always A Kind Mother When It Comes To Childbirth

I am nearly 3 years post my most recent birth. And it still makes me grit my teeth when I hear the debate about natural birth vs hospital intervention/pain relief/c-section. When I had my son I had a vaginal birth. No drugs. Small tear. Didn’t poo. Sex 4 weeks postpartum (which actually wasn’t recommended but […]

Freeing The Nipple Of Its Little Balls

When I was a young adult, I had the deep desire to do something to my body. I wanted to get a tattoo but I had already gone and done that at just the legal age of 18 and 2 weeks old (my mum was so proud – not) and I knew the regret of […]