Month: May 2012

I’ve been so pumped about this project for ages and FINALLY I can let the cat outta the bag. Introducing: Betty and the Betties! Squee! This is a new project my sister started up – an acapella girls group with a focus on bringing a 40’s war-time style twist to some rocking Aussie contemporary classics. We’ve been meeting up in secret (love saying that as it’s the closest I’m ever gonna get to being a glamour spy-puss in this life) over the past few months and I am really stoked by this budding collab. Lots of singing, giggles and slightly…

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Spotted an ad the other day for this cute little theatre currently on the market in Tassie. Ever since I’ve been dreaming about an alternate reality where we buy a theatre in a tiny little town in a stunningly gorgeous-but-isolated nugget of Australia. It really is just a sitcom waiting to be written. As, it would seem, is much of life.

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Yesterday starts out like any other. I drop the kids at school, drop Cass to daycare, I kiss them all goodbye. I manage to sneak in a quiet coffee and to-do list session before taking a seat in the doctor’s office to get my latest test results. Nothing too serious, nothing too surprising, just the usual pesky thyroid issues and a bit of low iron. All good. Then, just as we are wrapping things up, I say “Oh, it’s probably nothing, but I just noticed a couple of days ago I have this sore spot on my right breast.” The…

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Last Friday I had the great privilege of being a panelist at the “Motherhood and Me” forum held by Kids on the Coast. A bunch of mums, gathered together in quite an informal fashion to ogle each other’s offspring (or was that just me? Seriously, my ovaries started to whisper to me again. Luckily I hushed them up by flashing them a stretch-mark), munch on morning tea and chat all things parenting. It was in between sessions, however, when I started chatting to a lovely lady from the audience that a REAL moment hit. Somewhere in the conversation, she casually…

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The most FAQ in any interview I do – I love saying that as if it’s a regular occurrence (which it is, of course…ehem) – is “how do you balance performing and family life?” My answer to that is: a) I don’t. Not with any real success, anyway. It’s a bit of a mess, really; however… b) The way we cope is by embracing the seasonality of it. That is, there are seasons of insane busy-ness, followed by seasons of down-time. Right now were in the downtime season. It’s all about the family, which I am so, so, SO enjoying.…

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