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Author: Anna Spargo-Ryan

Under the big top

On Friday I took my kids to the circus. We'd managed to get to the last day of the holidays without actually doing anything fun (standing in the hallway and shouting "JUST PACK YOUR CLOTHES!" notwithstanding) and I was bobbing around in Mother Guilt Lake.


R U OK now?

I'm sorry I haven't responded to the thoughtful and insightful comments on my last post. I want to. I keep looking at them and thinking I have the appropriate way to respond, but I don't. Because here's a thing: writing about R U OK? Day


The Pandora’s Box of mental illness

Triggers, lots. LIFELINE: 13 11 14. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. That's a day when people around the world prevent suicide, I guess. Allegedly. And on Thursday we have R U OK? Day, which is a different kind of day, I guess. Great. Awareness of


The opposite of anxiety

You probably haven't read about it on Twitter, but Melbourne is putting on some stunning early spring weather at the moment. To celebrate, and because men impregnate women sometimes, my family came around for lunch yesterday. I'm a nervous wreck on the weekends--it's something about the


Wedding planning halp

I've vaguely begun to plan a wedding. Mine! It's going to be an autumn Sunday breakfast wedding in our own garden, with bacon and our friends and everyone will have a Bloody Mary and a nap. Due to the fact that I had almost no input


Book review: Questions of Travel

This is my second book review. That's why it's not very good. Also general disdain. Last week I read the multi-award-winning, highly acclaimed tome Questions of Travel, by Michelle de Kretser. I had tried for some time to read it on my Kindle, but after making no


What even is blog?

An anonymous caller from the Gold Coast area decided that I should start my Wednesday with this email: Wow. You are a moron. THe most important thing that I have gathered from reading your blog is that people like you should not be allowed to breed. I