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I write for newspapers, magazines and online publications on topics relating to parenting, food, travel, opinion, lifestyle, design and money. I write a mix of personal stories and researched pieces

A selection of my stories:

SMH/The Age
Off the wall: real tennis courts home of it’s own in Sydney
21 years on, Harry Potter still has magic powers
There’s a better way to vaccinate against the flu

ABC online
Forget ‘lawn tennis’: The real tennis Australian Open has already been won
What would we lose if analog clocks went the way of the sundial?
The fundraising inequality in our schools

The Saturday Paper
Big little black belt: Evie Cassel, 11, Taekwondo black belt
Skipping a beat: Luke Boon, 27, Rope Skipper
That daring young man: Matthew Wareing, 17, flying trapeze

Essential Kids / Essential Baby
Five ways you’ll know for sure that your child is a high-schooler
How reality TV transformed my family’s meal times
10 Signs Your Baby Has Become a Toddler
For a full list of my Essential Baby stories, click here and for Essential Kids, click here.

The Byron Shire Echo
Zeb Samples the region
Dustyesky hits WOMAD
Localising the war on coffee cup waste
For a full list of my Byron Shire Echo stories, click here.

Domain
Mornington Peninsula attracts a growing cohort of people working from home
When house hunting feels like dating: House types reimagined as life partners
Sharing brings caring: home Homeshare keeps seniors at home and out of aged-care
For a full list of my Domain stories, click here.

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Top 10 places to eat in Byron Bay if you only have a weekend
Only in Byron would there be a cafe with no espresso machine

Daily Life
Gender quotas for the Australia Day Honours are a must
The Australia Day honours list still has a gender problem. But you can help.

SBS Life
I am living with a century of wisdom: the Homeshare initiative
Why don’t fictional characters ever have their period?

realestate.com.au
Six cleaning items that (sob!) also need cleaning
The hottest lighting ideas for 2018
Five ways to create an epic centrepiece

Kidspot
These AFL-inspired baby names will help predict footy stars of the future
When the Tooth Fairy ****s Up

Babyology
5 days that nobody told me about before I became a parent

My Career / Money
Seven ways to save money this Christmas
Finding free fun can be child’s play
Walking the talk about death

On the Road magazine
The Simple Pleasures
Layer upon Layer
Retro Van: Welcome to a 40s Wonderland

Child Magazines
Our Girl Summer
A Break In Routine
The Awe of Four

In addition to this list, I have been published in Great Walks, Families Magazine, Lift Magazine and Byron Shire News.

For a fuller list of publications, click here.

“In her time writing for Domain, Vivienne has proven herself to be engaging and resourceful writer who files on time and to a high standard. She knows what resonates with our audience and has written some of our most popular stories.”

– January Jones, Lifestyle Editor, Domain

“Vivienne interviewed me for an article. She knew all the right questions to ask and her gentle nature made it feel like we were having a conversation over coffee. I was very impressed when I read the article once it was published, it was perfect.”
– Kathleen O’Brien, Floral Designer at Flower Dayz

 

Photo credit: Andrew Neel on Unsplash