Just took this photo of me to remind myself that the last 4 days of suboptimal eating are not indicative of a flawed character and also not reason to walk away from the last 3.5 weeks of turning my diet around. Tomorrow is a new day and my hair is still fabulous.

The allconsuming mess of a single mum to four boys. There’s recipes, tragedy, triumphs, tales of public humiliation, 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. So check these out, these should bring you up too speed. A bit.

My take on being a parent to a child with special needs

Parenting 4 vs Parenting 2

Something I really believe about raising kids

On being adopted. Or relinquished.

The voices in my head.


Will write to eat. And maybe to buy new shoes. I love shoes. 

I am a freelance journalist available for hire.

Contact me on allconsuming72 at gmail dot com to talk about your project.

Don’t call me mummy blogger

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Finding their tribe

Surviving the non-sleeping screamer



Talked about:

Media Watch

SMH’s News Review


Alluded to:

The Age



  • Simon Bleasdale

    Hi Kim,

    I have been looking for your 7hr roast lamb recipe, but the link to the page now appears to be dead. Has it been deleted, and if so would you mind emailing me the recipe please?

    Many thanks


  • Germaine Montgomery

    Hi Kim, as I am in relative social isolation in Brisbane – I am very pleased you ‘discovered’ me on LinkedIn and I am enjoying your blog posts (the first ever blog I’ve read – I am so last century I know).

  • Mary Lou Carter

    This is just brilliant thank you — I know St Edmund’s (my son’s disabilities were too severe for him to attend but attended another school which met his needs beautifully – that’s what’s great when there’s choice in schoolingv and you are able to make a choice) St Edmund’s is a wonderful school with caring highly motivated and magnificent professionals. This is a great blog — power to you and your family and the inspriation you give others

    • http://www.allconsuming.com.au allconsuming

      Oh wow, and thank you. Thanks Mary Lou – yes, St Edmund’s is what we commonly refer to as The School of Awesome.

  • http://hidow.com.au Ted Kell

    Hi Kim, We have a home based business Supplying a product called a Pain Pod. It is a Fantastic little tens machine used for alleviating all types of aches paines especially stress related ones. We want to promote this in conjuntion with LIFELINE for Stress Down Day this Friday 27th July. We will be donating 50% of profits to Lifeline. Regards Ted

  • Finbar

    Hi Kim

    Hope you are well.

    We hope that you can join us as we name and shame Australia’s worst offenders at the 7th annual CHOICE Shonkys hosted by Julian Morrow.

    Venue: Ivy sun room, Level 3, 330 George Street, Sydney
    Date: Tuesday, 30th October, 2012
    Time: 11am (11.30am Awards Presentation)
    RSVP & Media Enquiries: Finbar Corrall at finbar@acagency.com.au or call 02 9365 0007

  • http://j9sopinion.tumblr.com/ Jeanine H

    Love your blog! Im quickly approaching 40 and excited to start reading .. (However, one of your widgets/gadget/options for “follow by email” says that its “not enabled”) Is there anyway to fix this? I love getting emails of new posts from the blog I follow. Gives me GOOD reason to check the emails DAILY ;D
    Thank You!

  • Pingback: Before You Get Arrested()

  • Daisy

    Just stumbled across your blog and have to tear myself away to get to bed, what a delight :)

  • Tim

    Thank you for building visibility for mental illness. You have inspired me to write about my own experiences. Thank you for teaching me some skills in your class this week.

  • Heather Trussell

    Hi Kim
    I was at the “Blogging for Beginners” at AWC on 1/4/15. It was a bit of a rush at the end and I’m sorry I left without saying thank you for your insight. I have now set up my blog “Death By Gina” (Gina Amos is my pen name). I am still trying to negotiate my way around Blogsville. I’m hopeless at reading maps by the way!