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

Parent guilt

Yesterday morning was one of those crazy moments in parenting. I had two netball games to coach, at the same venue, one time-slot in the fixture apart (equivalent to about thirty-five minutes). T1's soccer game was earlier but in a suburb twenty minutes away, and T2 had his regular tutoring appointment at our local library,… Continue reading Parent guilt

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A mentor

Here in Australia, netball is the team sport with the highest number of registered players. It is largely played by females, but boys and men are welcome to participate. Netball Australia, some years back, incorporated a skill development program for 7-8 year olds, called NetSetGo. Across every state and territory in Australia, this program runs… Continue reading A mentor

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

A good day

Today is a wonderful day. This morning was the commencement of my girl's second year of playing netball, and my second year of coaching her team. The interest among the girls at school and the local community has grown so much that I am now coaching two U11s teams. The fixture dictated that my two… Continue reading A good day

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Relationship and marriage


Today, I find the daily word prompt interesting for two reasons. Firstly, it makes me think of the great Aretha Franklin, who passed away yesterday. She was a powerhouse, an all-round class act, with a fabulous voice to match. The world is greater for her presence in it, and sadder for her passing. Secondly, and… Continue reading R.E.S.P.E.C.T.