Category: womens lives

Birthing, Bonding & Back-to-work for mums

One thing that fascinates me about the current feisty debate around  Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s “signature” Paid Parental Leave proposed policy is that women, themselves, are not hailing this initiative as the best thing since sliced bread.  The hoo haa from men was always expected, because the vast majority simply continue to go off to […]

Sunday July 20th, 2014 in womens lives | 2 Comments »

Exhilarating journey of an eclectic life

This is the week that I reach the formidable milestone of turning 70.  I never thought it would happen, but time moves right along and here I am enjoying myself with a week of activities whereby I have managed to involve my family and most of my friends. In  seven decades I have jammed in […]

Saturday July 12th, 2014 in my journal, womens lives | No Comments »

Nancy Inspired by Widowed Refugee Mum.

  Nancy Nguyen, a Perth based Business Advisor for Woodside Energy, has been selected by The University of Sydney Business School and the Australian National Committee for UN Women, as the inaugural recipient of their MBA scholarship. The scholarship and new 2014 partnership between the Australian National Committee for UN Women and The University of Sydney […]

Monday July 7th, 2014 in womens lives | No Comments »

Child-bearing, birthing, bonding & back-to-work.

One thing that fascinates me about the current feisty debate around  Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s “signature” Paid Parental Leave proposed policy is that women, themselves, are not hailing this initiative as the best thing since sliced bread.  The hoo haa from men was always expected, because the vast majority simply continue to go off to […]

Wednesday June 25th, 2014 in womens lives | No Comments »

World-famous women must inspire teens

News about three outstanding women of the world today deserve attention as female role models – Hilary Clinton, Dr Catherine Hamlin and world renowned primate expert and conservationist, Dame Jane Goodall.  One thing which inspires me is that they are all ageing women, and are still planning and working for the good of others. The […]

Thursday June 12th, 2014 in age & aphrodite, womens lives | No Comments »

Some Days Are Diamonds for Sisters

My sister Anne has a crammed life, but today we shared some incredibly uplifting sisterly events. On the eve of Mothers Day, we bought chrysanthemums from a road stall and visited our mother, Florrie’s grave at the Enfield Memorial Park.  This is the first time in many years that we have joined our hands to […]

Saturday May 10th, 2014 in my journal, womens lives | No Comments »