Finding a new normal

On night three of our Mother’s Day series we hear from journalist, presenter and freelance writer Kellie Curtain. She joins us from the desert: Abu Dhabi to be precise, where she’s living the expat life with her husband and four beautiful kids. Kellie explains how … Continue reading

The loss of my mother

In part two of our Mother’s Day series we hear from one of Australia’s most experienced journalists. Senior features writer at The Age Lawrence Money has written four books, won big awards, yet anyone who knows him is equally familiar with his love for two special … Continue reading

When Mother's Day hurts

Interview with Ann Billington

With all the commercial noise surrounding Mother’s Day, it stings me to think how difficult this week must be for many of you who have already lost your mum, never knew her, or have experienced the loss of a child. For this reason, I’ve … Continue reading


I’ve been surrounded and inspired by journalists since I was a little girl. My dad was a federal politician so I’d often answer the phone to the likes of Michelle Grattan and Laurie Oakes and eavesdrop on their interviews. Back then, the press gallery … Continue reading


The ‘Family Violence forum’ held in Toorak last week – 30 hand-picked bloggers from around Australia heard from Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, Detective Superintendent Rod Jouning, Nappy Collective’s Sandra Jacobs and MC Giaan Rooney. Photos – supplied. “Let’s get feisty about … Continue reading

Google's symbol of reconciliation

Another reason to feel pride this Australia Day. The world’s most popular website ‘Google’ has acknowledged the stolen generation with powerful reminder of how we should remember January 26th. The search engine has used a compelling image of a weeping mother, ‘Stolen Dreamtime’ as its … Continue reading

Engaging women's first award!

And in news just in… our community continues to make a positive impact in the world. We get it done! Engaging Women has just won the White Ribbon NIght ‘highest women’ fundraising award! This just landed in my inbox from the White Ribbon Foundation Marketing … Continue reading


OUR And in news just in… our community continues to make a positive impact in the world. We get it done! Engaging Women has just won the White Ribbon Foundation highest women fundraising award following our event at the amazing Lido Theatre. You guys … Continue reading

Community, collaborating

Interview with Louise Davidson

“I have to say we really started from a very naive place, I’d never been to a fun run, I don’t think most of the women working on our volunteer committee had been to a fun run and so we had … Continue reading