Parenting column now on The Bub Hub
My parenting column, previously published on Essential Baby every Thursday, has now moved to The Bub Hub.
The Bub Hub was started by Brad and Hilary Lauder in 2002, after the birth of their first child. Hilary had earlier moved to Australia from the UK and had found it difficult to find parenting services and products, so designed a website to bridge the gap.
It is now Australia’s largest independent parenting and pregnancy website, attracting 35,000 views a day.
I am proud to join The Bub Hub team and look forward to engaging with readers, so please don’t be shy about commenting or contacting me.
My kids are grown up now, but I remain passionately interested in parenting issues, women’s issues and the way families are formed in the 21st century.
I offer a unique perspective to readers – the benefit of hindsight. I’ll be looking back, making comparisons and analysing new trends. If you have a story that you think deserves my attention, please contact me. (But no commercial interests please).
Pictured above, Greta, Johannes, Rob and me now.
A NEW LIFE JOURNAL ON LIFE MATTERS
For those who asked, here’s the link to the interview with Natasha Mitchell on the ABC Radio National Program Life Matters about my book A New Life Journal.
The book is a compilation of the columns I wrote about our family life for The Age, Quality Time Magazine, and Life Matters and on my blog. It was launched at Readings, Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, by former Age Editor and founder of the Eureka Report and Business Spectator, Alan Kohler on August 4.
If you would like to buy a copy of the book, please contact me here.
It is also available through Amazon or other online book stores. I published the book through Partridge, a division of Penguin as a gift for my daughter’s 21st birthday and my son’s 29th, and for those Age readers who were original fans of the column – and for the next generation of mothers.
Feel free to review it or to alert me to any reviews.
By pamela on September 3, 2014
By SDY on October 5, 2014
A MOTHER’S DAY TO REMEMBER
My daughter, Greta, joined me in Sydney to celebrate Mother’s Day, the interview about the book, and the show Mothers, which made it perhaps the most memorable Mother’s Day so far. (My son, Johannes, was in Toronto and later New York, touring with the Helen Shanahan band – see link here )
Mothers was a show that celebrated motherhood in all its forms. It was a big success thanks to the hard work of Joy Roberts,who produced it under the auspice of her production company Improvising Change, in association with the Mamapalooza Festival and the Sydney-based Actors Anonymous Incorporated.
Many thanks to Rowena McNicol, (see picture below) who performed a monologue from The Journey, entitled For When She Comes, so beautifully, and to Erin Gordon for her wonderful direction. Mothers raised more than $1000 for the Gidget Foundation to help mothers suffering from post-natal depression.
Left: Mother’s Day selfie! – Me and Greta.
Below: Sydney actor Rowena McNicol, as Catherine, from The Journey.
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