I have a fresh fierceness, for lack of a better word. I am fiercely protective of my family and also the world we live in. For me, there is a new level of engagement with the world, in part because I care deeply about what I will leave for my daughter when I pass on.
In today’s Sunday Magazine I chat with Angela Mollard about love, life, writing Assassin, losing my mother when I was young, and more. “My motto is ‘Life is too short to live the same day twice…”
It’s World Breastfeeding Week, a time to celebrate breastfeeding and reflect on how far we’ve come, particularly since the early 70’s when many mothers were incorrectly told in hospital that formula was as good as or even superior to their own breast milk
For many years, Mother’s Day was a day I tried to ignore. In May each year I tried not to hear about my friend’s plans for this day. I tried to avoid the ads, tried not to see the cards, the flowers, the news headlines.
Yesterday I returned from a family holiday in Canada and came across a piece titled, ‘Time to get a grasp on reality and stop making colossal boobs of ourselves over breast politics’, by Mia Freedman, published in the Sunday Telegraph.