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How do you measure success as a freelancer?

I've been thinking a lot about what constitutes success recently and how we define our own personal success. Last week, I saw a talk by former Olympic swimmer Elka Graham. One thing she mentioned was that for many of us, we believe being busy means being successful....

What my first year of freelancing has taught me

This month marks a year since I took the plunge and started working as a freelancer. I had done a little bit of freelancing before – some corporate blog posts here and there, a few parenting pieces for Mamamia and a fab gig where I reviewed Sydney’s best restaurants....

Tips for road tripping with kids

We have just returned from a two week epic road trip around NSW. The official destination was Byron Bay for wedding however we decided just flying or driving there would be too easy. Why not take AGES to get there and take the New England Highway via Sandy Hollow and...

The contradictions of imperfect parenthood

I looked down at the smashed glass Christmas bauble and felt hot tears well in my eyes. I knew it was irrational, but the disappointment, exasperation and feelings of failure that had been bubbling away finally made it the surface, and the broken Christmas decoration...

Time to remember – October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Time is a funny thing. When things are going well and life is busy, days feel like minutes, weeks feel like hours. Before you know it, it's Christmas and you're saying things like 'where did the year go' to relatives you haven't managed to catch up with since the year...

Gender disappointment, or not…

I'm 6 months pregnant with my second child, and although I'm definitely more exhausted, I feel like a huge whale already and can't comprehend how I'm going to last 3 more months while running after a toddler, fortunately everything is going well so far. Just like we...

My parents are on a golden gap year

The gap year is a familiar concept. Soon out of school or university, young teenagers with few responsibilities and even less money jump on a plane and head abroad. They spend a year or two living in overcrowded share houses in London, drinking cheap beer most nights...

‘We’re all going on a summer holiday…’

I've recently returned from a family holiday on the beach. It was idyllic - long, sunny days that never got below 25 degrees, a beautiful, deserted beach on our door step that we only shared with sea gulls and the occasional beach jogger and the crisp sea air and...

What is the best protection for whooping cough?

Concerned by a recent brush with whooping cough in my family, I was complaining to my colleagues about the vaccination options and whether they are really the best solution. I've always been pro-vaccination, so that's not the issue, but I was unsure why so many people...

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