Driving to Uluru (well not all the way, obviously)

But if, like me, you’re a bit too soft for that, there is another way to experience the outback in all its heart-stopping majesty and that’s by taking a short cut – flying into Alice Springs, renting a 4WD and taking the back road to Uluru, via the unsealed Mereenie Loop Road.

Autism and parenting. School holiday blues? Not for me!

I have to admit, I did dread the school holidays because of those long days with no structured activities. Sometimes I took him to holiday therapy sessions for autistic kids, and then there was his anxiety about going somewhere new and meeting new kids and my worry about how to cover the bills.

Birth Story: Unprepared for Baby Buzz

I pushed more and his head crowned. I had been warned about the ring of fire, but oh. my. god. the ring of fire! I paused as the midwife instructed - 'let it stretch' - then out everything I had into my one last push. The head was free! I had done it!