I love making people laugh. Melbourne Mum is my place to welcome you to my sometimes self-deprecating, often batshit crazy place and hopefully leave you with a wet pelvic floor.
I am Kimberley, a mum and writer. Trivia tragic. “Supernatural” and “The Walking Dead” fangirl. F-bomb dropper. Maths geek who’s never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like. A word nerd who prefers Balderdash to Chess. Shutterbug. We try to live as free-range as we can in inner-suburban Melbourne without chooks and with a bucketload of sparkling shiraz.
I’m a nomad and have lived in both Canada and Japan (I kept an ex-pat travel blog from 2002-2012 but it was so “brilliant” that someone hacked and killed it last year). In 2009, my brain dropped the biggest brainfart of them all—a subarachnoid haemorrhage from a burst berry aneurysm. It’s amazing that a surgeon can cut a window in your skull, put a peg in a tiny blood vessel, then sew you back up like it never happened. In the hospital, I had an epiphany (tends to happen with a bucketload of morphine and titanium wedged in your brain, apparently), that I had to embrace every single day of my short life and couldn’t spend it taking life too seriously.
I am raising two spirited firecrackers, Scout (2006) and Inky (2010). I love them both desperately and in spite of all my imperfections, they know they are loved.
I am decidedly non-crafty. This seems to be a bit of an anathema, to be a blogger mum and non-crafty, but I have all the patience of a maniacal gnat (on steroids). My creativity comes from writing, photography (I use iPhone 4, Canon 5D Mkii and my old faithful Nikon 5700) and admiring Jensen Ackles’ backside.