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!

What I Want For Mother’s Day; a long-ass list

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and though I love my children dearly, I’m not one of those mums who says, “Oh, I don’t want gifts! My beautiful family are all I need.” Nope.

So I took the liberty of making a wishlist.

Parenting Underwater: when motherhood feels especially hard

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

8 Amazing Years Ago

8 Amazing Years Ago

Luca. The name is like music to me. It sings on the lips.  And eight years ago, this beautiful name took on the shape of a baby boy, making it infinitely more musical. I vividly remember the night before he was born. A restless sleep in a strange hospital bed. Wondering with every twinge whether […]

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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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