Camping catastrophes and combining artistic careers with motherhood

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Wed 13 January 2016

28 mins

Holidays with kids are meant to be fun, but what about when Mother Nature gets involved? Blogger and mum of two, Kristen Toovey, had a traumatic camping experience with her family over the holidays, hear how she coped with two small kids in the torrential rain and what surprised her about the fraught situation and her relationship.

And, with Sydney Festival in full swing, we speak to two stars of the amazing Cut The Sky dance production, director Rachael Swain and choreographer Dalisa Pigram. Not only do they work and travel with Broome’s internationally acclaimed Marrugeku company, they’re also mums! They speak candidly about combining their artistic careers with motherhood and drawing inspiration from both.

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