Author Archives: Jackie Hartwig

Episode 5
Dee Tang on Grief and Joy

A conversation with the clever, creative, funny, inspiring and incredibly wise Dee Tang. In 2017, Dee penned a deep and moving piece for our magazine Lunch Lady on loss, grief and love, after losing her eldest daughter, Kawa Leaf. Today we pick up the conversation with Dee and delve into the deep wisdom Dee has […]

Episode 4
raising tweens

Mother of four teenagers and author of eleven parenting books, Sarah Ockwell-Smith knows a fair bit about raising kids. Here she shares some wise advice on how to best support and raise a tween. 

Episode 3
Sitting Pretty

“I never really saw disability represented in a way that was empowering or interesting or nuanced. It was always unfamiliar. It was always in the extremes. It was often medical or inspirational or pitiable.” – Rebekah Taussig In our third Lunch Lady podcast, Lou chat’s with mother and author Rebekah Taussig (aka @sitting_pretty) about parenting.

Episode 2
Radical Hope Club

Feeling helpless about climate change and social justice motivated a group of mums to form a powerful little group. Its aim? To bring about lasting change in their local community. We chat with Tiff and Berry, two of the founding group leaders.  “When the world feels like its overwhelming, and the problems are too wicked […]

Episode 1
Building Community with Mariam Issa

Mariam’s refugee journey from Somalia to Kenya, and ultimately to Australia, was filled with many challenges. As a child, Mariam Issa dreamt of travelling to faraway places. She did not dream she would need to flee Somalia’s civil war on a leaky over-crowded boat to Kenya – pregnant and holding her two young sons for dear life. […]