Child abuse and Catholicism can go hand in hand

Honestly, I don’t know where to start this piece, this is the fourth first sentence I’ve tried and the fact that it got this far is making me stick with it. It seems every week there is another case of child abuse by a Catholic priest finally being heard courtesy of the royal commission into…

parenting by the book?

When I doubt, buy a book. Recipe books, gardening books, how-to books. I’ve got a book called, How to Write a Sentence; and How to Read One. I haven’t read it yet. I have three sons so naturally I have Steve Biddulph’s, Raising Boys. Of course, I haven’t seen it since we moved, so for years…

zzz…write what you know…zzz

If I had a dollar for every time I’d heard or read the expression ‘write what you know’ I’d have enough money to buy a two-week supply of junk food and there’d be chocolate fingerprints all over my sheets and pillow. Last year, on track with that adage, I wrote a novel about Postnatal Depression and…