Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Lesson for Me

You know what I'm discovering, more and more, as my children grow older? I bet you can guess the usual suspects...the unconditional love, the pride, the awe as they learn new things, the fact that parenting is a balancing act and that, as parents, there's only so much that you can do for your child.… Continue reading Lesson for Me

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Lara Gets Lost

I look up, past her knees, past her waist. Her head is bowed, lit gently by her phone's screen. I tap her leg. 'Mummy.' 'Just a sec, honey child,' she murmurs. Her eyes don't look at me, but her fingers stop tapping the screen and briefly touch my cheek. It feels warm. I like it… Continue reading Lara Gets Lost

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G&Ts with Mum

'He's always been a bit daffy,' said Mum. We were sitting at the outdoor couch on the deck, sipping gin and tonics. It was our favourite way to catch up at the end of each week. I'd just told Mum that I saw Aidan at the supermarket on Wednesday. He'd been pushing a trolley full… Continue reading G&Ts with Mum

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Morning, interrupted

The sunshine broke through the curtains. Its rays reflected onto the dreamcatcher creating a fractal of pastel colours around the room. Millie turned onto her back, stretched languidly. 'Morning,' she said, her voice thick with sleep. 'Morning Mummy.' Little arms wrapped around Millie's neck. Millie was not expecting her three year old daughter to respond.… Continue reading Morning, interrupted

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Hug

I creep in next to their bed. Mouths gaping wide, like a laughing clown at the fair. I stare at them. They look different, slack jowls and closed eyes. Dad's snoring is loud, his lips quiver; he turns over. The bed wobbles. 'Mummy,' I say shaking her shoulder. 'Hmm?' 'Mummy, wake up!' Her eyes fly… Continue reading Hug