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High School is all about Five Minute Moments: If you’re being bullied, don’t give up.

August 28, 2018

Sunday nights are hard. They’re especially hard knowing you have to go back to school the next day.  But there is hope. We can see High School as a series of Five Minute Moments. In just five minutes we can let those hard  moments pass. Because they will pass. This video is a message I’d like all high school students to see.   #BullyingNoWay   If you need help please call: Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 beyondblue 1300 22 4636 Lifeline Australia 13 11 14

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High School is all about Five Minute Moments: Don’t be a bully

August 28, 2018

High School is all about Five Minute Moments.  In those moments, you get to decide what kind of person you want to be. Which path will you take?…

Loganlea Christmas Kindness: ‘Signature Excellence’ at Loganlea SHS

August 28, 2018

Last year, 15 000 Facebook followers from across Australia helped me play Santa for the hardworking students in Loganlea State High School’s ‘Signature Excellence’ program. These students flip…

Sunday will be bittersweet ….

May 11, 2018

I wrote this piece three years ago. It is as true today as it was then … **** It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and truth be told if…

Stories about feathers and telephones and grief and a little boy called Hamish …

May 1, 2018

No matter how hard we try, we cannot out-run death or grief. Tomorrow, is the birthday of my goddaughter May who was stillborn nearly two decades ago. Tomorrow…

Dear Duchess Catherine …

April 23, 2018

I’m thinking tonight about the Duchess of Cambridge going into labour with her third child. And I thought, I don’t make having three little kids at home sound…

The first six weeks …

April 19, 2018

When my daughter Ava was born I fell madly in love. But that beautiful baby girl nearly unravelled me. She never slept. EVER. And I began to lose…

Last night I saw the captain of the Australian Cricket Team cry on television …

March 30, 2018

We all screw up. Some bigger than others. Some just more public. I was thinking about Steve Smith last night and just wanted to say that while consequences…

Beware the drama cyclone …

March 29, 2018

This past month I’ve been talking to tween and teen girls about walking towards drama cyclones. Every time you join in gossiping about someone either online or in-person…

This week I BOUGHT THE CAKE …

February 10, 2018

When I was growing up in the 70s and 80s in Chapel Hill, Brisbane eggs on toast (or baked beans on toast) was a standard dinner at least…

The book of secrets …

February 5, 2018

Last night, my daughter wrote me a letter. I found it on my bed.  Well, that’s no entirely true. I found a notebook with a handmade post-it note…

About Bec

Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living as a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a radio producer, a newspaper columnist and as an author.

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