Enter the dragon mother

Enter the dragon mother

Watch out, tiger mothers – dragon mother is here. Ever wondered how Chinese parents raise such successful children? Just ask Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Before its release earlier this month, Chua’s book unleashed a tsunami of controversy. In...
Queensland: Paradise submerged

Queensland: Paradise submerged

I live in the sub-tropical paradise that is Brisbane, capital of the state of Queensland. In the past seven days, though, paradise has fallen as much of the state has been engulfed in flood waters. I’m one of the lucky ones: my house stands on stilts set high on a...
Finding God on the web

Finding God on the web

Some days it’s really hard to see traces of the divine in the everyday. Days when your toddler has a vomiting bug and hasn’t learned to lean over the bucket yet. When you discover head lice, not only in your children’s hair but in your own too. Or when the post...
A guppy story

A guppy story

I have just returned from the aquarium shop, buying a little tank for the girls for Christmas. In due course, the little tank will be aglitter with jewel-like guppies, flashing their bright tails around. For now, it’s just a glass box with a bag of gravel, a filter, a...
It’s all about parenting: new year, new start

It’s all about parenting: new year, new start

New year, new blog: I’ve decided to mark the new year by revamping my blog. I’ll still be talking about publishing and writing, but that will appear on the Red Hill Publishing website. If you stop by my website, you’ll find me blogging about...