Little School Kid

My Kids Are All At School This Year and I’ve Never Been Happier

I expected to cry on her first day. I’m not entirely sure why because I certainly didn’t when either of the boys began school but I wondered whether maybe sending my last child – my baby! – off to school might crack open a little well of bittersweet. But no, I was as dry-eyed as ever and frankly, a little irritated when she clung fiercely to Daddy’s neck when we tried to leave. We had a kid-free coffee date to get to damn it!

Zig Starts School + 5 Tips for School Mum Newbies

  Oh, I know, I know, this is a (semi-professional) blog and not a personal scrapbook, but how could I not share photos of my kid on his first day of Prep? Ziggy has begun school (the year before Grade 1, sometimes known as Kindergarten in other places – but not here in Victoria because […]

Am I crushing my kid’s creative soul?

Can a kid get an education without losing their creativity?



I could see that he was jittery, his restless little body betraying what was going on in his mind. So I asked him, "How are you feeling about tomorrow?" He thought for a little bit and said,  "Actually, I'm a little bit angry." "Angry? Why, honey?" I asked, surprised. "Well, because sometimes I just like […]

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I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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