When Even the Greatest Love Isn’t Enough

We lost a friend this week.  She was a very talented artist, and mother, who struggled with mental illness. Despite the absolute best efforts of health professionals, her friends and family she was not able to survive her illness. And she fought hard.

The Not-So-Subtle Art of Giving a F*ck

Being a fan of peace-of-mind I prefer to get along with the world. Call me lazy, I just think its easier that way. It came to pass, however, that in the week gone by I managed to really piss somebody off. It's not the first time, but I have learned over the years that although … Continue reading The Not-So-Subtle Art of Giving a F*ck

An open letter to Miss Molly Malone

When a local cafe owner decides to close her community hub after seven years, I felt she needed to know what she had achieved beyond the great coffee and easy smiles. This is my note to her and our community.Around ten years ago I moved to Maroubra, a beautiful beach-side area of Sydney that feels … Continue reading An open letter to Miss Molly Malone


Australia’s collaborative group baking movement, MamaBake, was founded by NSW mum Michelle Shearer in 2009, after being given a spare lasagne from a friend so she had time to go for a surf before dinner. The gesture inspired her to create a movement that would bring groups of mums together to share the workload of … Continue reading Mama-bakes