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, fiction writer and intrepid shutterbug. Pop/geek culture obsessive who’s not above a spot of Supernatural, Sherlock and The Walking Dead fangirldom. F-bomb dropper. Word nerd who prefers Balderdash to Chess. Science and Horror Movie fiend.
I’m on a mission to make my life a little less ordinary.
I’m a nomad, having lived in both Canada and Japan before settling in inner Melbourne to raise my family. In 2009, my brain dropped the biggest brainfart of them all—a subarachnoid haemorrhage from a burst 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 flaws, they know they are loved.
I don’t “craft“. 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 dark fiction, photography (I use iPhone 4, Canon 5D MkII and my old faithful Nikon 5700) and admiring Benedict Cumberbatch’s cheekbones.