Closed: win a chance to see QTC’s Motherland

Congratulations to our winner, Rebecca Murphy.   Brisbane writer, Katherine Lyall-Watson’s play Motherland will take to the stage from 20 to 30 April at Queensland Theatre Company’s Bille Brown Studio at South Brisbane. Based in fact, Motherland intertwines the stories of three […]

Six ways to get inspired … offline!

Running our craft/creative businesses—Crave for Crafts and Make It Like Mine—require us to look after all the usual things every small business owner has to do (accounting, marketing, promotion, sourcing material, finding customers, etc), but we also have to come up with […]

with Rachel Quilligan

1) This extended summer weather; 2) Learning to ride a horse; and, 3) All the public holidays at this time of year! Rachel Quilligan is a Brisbane journalist interested in politics, culture and seeing as much of the world as possible. Check […]

Katherine Lyall-Watson: writing for the stage

Imagine the thrill of your writing coming to life on the stage or on screen. Every writer dreams of it, but Brisbane playwright Katherine Lyall-Watson has made it happen. “It’s an incredible experience,” Katherine says. “While I’m writing, I can hear the […]

How to win at remote grandparenting

I live in the Queensland but my grandchildren live in Victoria—1657.1 kilometres (17 hour 44 minutes drive) away. For a long time I lived with a constant pull on my heart strings including restless nights and the weight of guilt; I had […]

Rochelle Courtenay: share the dignity

If there’s one thing that every woman can relate to, it’s the reality that getting your period every month can sometimes be inconvenient, awkward, and just a bit icky. But imagine if you were living on the streets, experiencing extreme poverty and […]

So you’ve written a book…

Ever dreamed of becoming a bestselling author? If you have, you’re certainly not alone. There are millions of books listed on Amazon and therefore, millions of authors. And I’m one of them. But what is the journey really like? I wrote that […]

Who’s to blame? The usual suspects?

Are you quick to blame others? Are the usual suspects—those close at hand—often the recipients of your frustration? Sometimes accidents are just accidents. Right? That’s what I’ve always believed. If there’s one thing I hate (okay there’s no real ‘if’ there) – […]

Reinventing yourself after children

With Australian women having babies later in life, they are also returning to work at an older age. And that may mean starting all over at 40-plus in the job-seeking market. “It is daunting,” says Jacqueline Smart Ferguson, who recently facilitated the […]

Diagnosis: spirited

I have what they politely call ‘spirited’ children. You know the ones: the type checkout operators suddenly open extra lanes for, that you hear coming before they arrive. Children that, while others sip babycinos on their mother’s laps, are hell-bent trying to […]

Working in the city… again

After nine years working in the suburbs, I’m back in the city for a new job – and goodness, how things have changed while I’ve been away! Peak hour traffic Oh, the joys of peak hour traffic… it has been a shock […]

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