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Autumn at our place

A coil of mist spills into the hollow and snakes along the road to our dam. As I walk to our hen house the air is tinged with wood smoke and the promise of a hot dinner around a cosy table. Mushrooms grow in the pine needles at my feet. The kids laugh at the […] Read more…

Dog and dead snake

Early days on the farm

So much to do, so much to do. Four months ago we moved to our 11 acres of serenity on a hilltop on the edge of Melbourne. Then two months ago our third child was born. So I’ve been pretty incapacitated for, oh, forever now. First with a ridiculously large third-time-round baby belly that contained […] Read more…

Pregnant and waiting at 5am

It’s 5am. I sit in the dark listening to the soft, reassuring, husbandy rhythm of O’s breath. The first glow of sunrise hasn’t yet ventured from behind the gum tree canopy around my house. Every morning I gaze upon a horizon of eucalyptus as I listen to the bush wake up around my home. Through […] Read more…

Wonder woman

Ten tips for working mums

During my first pregnancy I was sure I would be a happy and content full-time stay at home mum. I prepared to put my career on hold and fill my days with peekaboo, play dough and baby giggles. So no one was more surprised than me when I discovered that even though I loved my […] Read more…

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