A glimpse into the world of one fertile and careless woman and the allconsuming mess that follows. It’s raising four boys, reconciling the special needs with the normal, being married to a Chef, living with your mother and a personal quest to see just how many loads of washing you can generate and wash in one day. There’s recipes, tragedy, tales of public humiliation, the occasional tirade and so much more.
I realise some of you may not have the time to trawl through my archives. Nor do I particularly need you to. Some of those early posts are ATROCIOUS. Like that diary you used to keep when you were 15 and you thought you were such a good writer but really were just a teenager with hormones crushing your will to live and any recollection of the grammar you may or may not have learnt in primary school.
So check these out, these should bring you up too speed. A bit.
The ubiquitous 100+ things about me post
My take on being a parent to a child with special needs
Something I really believe about raising kids
One of my stock standard blathering posts about how I love youse all from the Glamorouse days
The allconsuming guide to losing weight - or at least being less fat
On being adopted. Or relinquished.
The voices in my head.
The finer points:
The names I use for my children on this blog really are their names. I KNOW!
Chef really is a chef and no he doesn’t cook at home very much and I’m totally fine with that.
Will write to eat. And maybe to buy new shoes. I love shoes.
Kim Berry is a freelance journalist who has worked in communications roles for almost 20 years. She has worked for print media, government and private sector clients. She currently writes on the environment and risk management for Thomson Reuters as well as having a blog and several first paragraphs of the next Great Australian Novel.
Her passion is to write with good humour and pragmatism, to engage an audience and to maximise the impact of the materials she is working on. She finds people infinitely fascinating and loves nothing more than telling the world about something they might otherwise not know or have thought of from that angle.
Kim likes writing for print and online media but let’s be honest, she’ll write anywhere for money.
She has a skill of being able to reference any life experience to an episode from The Simpsons or Seinfeld.
She can also cook and got to the Top 20 in NSW in the inaugural Australian MasterChef. There’s footage of her somewhere snotty crying at not getting in (George Colombaris was SO mean). This will stop her from ever entering politics.
Kim’s fertile imagination and creative genius is almost out shone by that of her ovaries as she is the mother to four boys aged from five to 15 years old. Yeah. She also has excellent skills at washing but is allergic to dusting.
Email her at allconsuming72 at gmail dot com to talk about how her creative powers can work for you.
Go on, you know you want to.
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