(BSW, MSW by research, PhD)

What keeps mums up at night during lockdown

I’m  being plagued continually with questions and concerns. Why do lockdowns always seem to occur in school holidays? My children deserve more than staring at a computer all day at home, being cut off from their friends and all  social contacts. They need to have a break and to feel the  wonder  of nature and… Continue reading What keeps mums up at night during lockdown

Lecture at Tel Aviv University

It was a great privilege to give a lecture on the 12 May to a group of professionals from Social Work and other departments of Tel Aviv University. We had a lively discussion and lots of questions  around  maternal ambivalence and the importance of giving a voice  to all  maternal feelings, including the uncomfortable ones.  … Continue reading Lecture at Tel Aviv University

Lecture at Stony Brook School of Social Welfare

Last Friday 4th June 2021, I conducted a vibrant workshop for a group of social workers as part of their continuing education at Stony Brook School of Social Welfare. We drew from personal and professional experiences and film to think about the value of the mother’s feelings of ambivalence. We discussed a variety of topics… Continue reading Lecture at Stony Brook School of Social Welfare

Lecture at Bar Ilan University

On 9 May 2021 I had a wonderful experience presenting to a group of post graduate students who attend the Special education-Autism studies program at the School of Education, Bar Ilan University Ramat-Gan, Israel. The discussion focused on trying to understand and normalise the difficulties that mother’s with children of ASD (autism spectrum disorder) experience.… Continue reading Lecture at Bar Ilan University

Discussing Infertility with Kidspot

Discussing Infertility with Kidspot Source kidspot.com.au/ iStock. Infertility is both a personal and private pain which we need to understand and talk about more. When you are desperately trying for a baby and all your friends seem to be having them effortlessly, how do you cope? It’s lonely and there is a big hole in… Continue reading Discussing Infertility with Kidspot

A Silenced Part of Mothering

A Silenced Part of Mothering The Psychologist, the magazine of the British Psychological Society, is listed as one of the top 10 Psychology Magazines in the world – and my article on “A Silenced Part of Mothering” has been published! A mother is in a playground and feels a fleeting feeling of hate for her… Continue reading A Silenced Part of Mothering

Motherhood and Mamamia

Motherhood and Mamamia Source Mamamia/ Getty I’ve always admired Mia Freedman and what she created with the Mamamia website, so it was more than exciting to have my latest article featured! I spoke about how hard it is to be a mum – something we need to be more honest about.   Visit Mamamia to… Continue reading Motherhood and Mamamia

Exploring Family Challenges With Australian Financial Review

Exploring Family Challenges With Australian Financial Review Image source iStock / afr.com I was excited to join fellow parenting authors in a fascinating article about family challenges in one of my favourite newspapers, the Weekend Australian Financial Review. I spoke about the complexity and challenges of mothering, something we are all familiar with in our… Continue reading Exploring Family Challenges With Australian Financial Review

Do you feel pushed to the edge?

Do you feel pushed to the edge? Image: Marriage Story/Netflix Source:BodyAndSoul Do you feel pushed to the edge? In my latest article in body+soul magazine, I discuss how our kids, at times, push us to the edge then reel us back in. It’s hard to be a mum – but always rewarding. To read more… Continue reading Do you feel pushed to the edge?

When Grandparents Become The Third Parent on Kidspot

When Grandparents Become The Third Parent Image courtesy of Kidspot.com.au, Source iStock Do you feel that you are the third parent when looking after your grandchildren? Many people do, and with so many grandparents in Australia now looking after their grandchildren, I decided to pen this column for Kidspot.com.au, Australia’s No1. parenting site. Looking after your… Continue reading When Grandparents Become The Third Parent on Kidspot