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Three Types Of Bravery I Want My Kids To Have

October 1, 2022

Bravery is a bit like Lady Gaga – it can pull off quite a few different looks. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago when my husband Brad and I took our three kids to a big water park – you know, because we hate ourselves (kidding!). At one point, my eight-year-old decided that, despite his life-long fear of heights, he wanted to go on a rather terrifying slide. Needless to say, I was gobsmacked. Still, Brad led him up an enormous set of stairs and queued with him for 15 minutes in the…

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January 17, 2010

In December I was wandering around Borders and found a little orange box full of classic Penguin book covers.  You know, The Great Gatsby, The Odyssey, Wuthering Heights…

Sunday Mail Column: Suicide Mission to Become Real Again

January 17, 2010

The promises are tantalizing.  Meet your neighbours. Get your life back.  Stop self-procrastination.  Improve your relationships. One little thing can deliver all that? You betcha. Best of all…

Sunday Mail Column: Smart Thinking

January 10, 2010

It was the last thing I expected to find.  Two nights before Christmas in a backyard in the suburbs amidst the noise and fairy lights and is-that-Jim-dressed-as-an-elf? mayhem…

Sunday Mail Column for Sunday 2 January 2010

January 3, 2010

Here we are with a fresh, shiny year in front of us.  A year plump with possibility. A highway of perfect days ahead. The truth is we’re standing…

A clean slate

January 1, 2010

I love a fresh start.  Here’s a little bit of New Year’s Day inspiration for the year ahead ….(thanks to Katie for the link! xx)  As for me,…

Sunday Mail column for Sunday 27 December 2009

December 28, 2009

It’s hard to resist. At this time of year the temptation to write a list of resolutions is as strong as the one to sneak a spoonful of…

Sunday Mail Column 20 December 2009

December 24, 2009

SUNDAY MAIL COLUMN FOR SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER 2009 So you’re either counting down the number of sleeps til Christmas OR counting down the days until your therapist is…

Trailer for my new book Find Your Tribe (and 9 other things I wish I’d known in high school)

December 19, 2009


What’s a girl like you doing in a place like this?

December 19, 2009

I’m stuck. So I have a title for my book – hurrah! – but I’m stuck at the opening chapter. Did I say chapter? I meant line. I’m…

One Sunday Morning …

December 13, 2009

You know I’ve been meaning to do a blog for a while. My friend Kim Wilkins writes a fabulous blog called Hexebart’s Well. I don’t really know what…

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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