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Jayne Kearney

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Jayne Kearney is an editor, writer and mum – usually all at once. She edits Sunny Days: a regional streetpress parenting magazine and freelances for a variety of print and online publications such as Mamamia and The Punch.

As @indydreaming on Twitter Jayne gets to exercise her word muscles in a ridiculous - and occasionally embarrassing - fashion. She ‘lols’ and ‘squees’ too much, and sometimes gets philosophical.

One day she hopes to carry the fire. And write a novel.

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Why Do People Have Children? Ask the Wright Brothers.

12/04/2011 - 15:37

Why do people have kids? Got a mental block? Feel a cliché coming on? Having trouble articulating your feelings? Welcome to my conundrum. Read full post
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Sophie, I have also never

24/08/2010 - 09:44

Sophie,

I have also never done a long haul flight with kids so haven't had to factor jet lag into any of our holidays (thank goodness - I'm still coming to grips with the fact that someone still has to do the washing when we go away). But a couple of years ago we did fly to Perth with the romantic notion of hiring a campervan and driving home to NSW. Someone said to me, "You're driving across the Nullabor with kids???" To which I replied, "No, we're going to go the other way." Well I didn't know there IS NO OTHER WAY did I? We weren't long out of Margaret River when I came over all Gob from Arrested Development: "We've made a HUGE mistake". After all there's only so many times you can say, "Look kids! Roadkill!"

From that moment I bunkered down with the kids in the back of the van: me with a book, them with a DVD - while hubby got a dose of white line fever and drove us the heck outta there. When Broken Hill loomed like some kind of outback El Dorado we declared that it was gonna be first class/five star all the way for our family holidays from now on.

But I guess, if nothing else, holidays with kids always give us a good story to tell later. When the trauma subsides. :-)

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