With a trans-Tasman bubble likely imminent, Australia-born Emily Writes, who used to hop across the ditch to see her family regularly, explains the dull ache of a year apart.
Across about a third of the country, parents are staring, empty eyed, into the middle distance, while their beloved kids unleash a special hell around them.
If you've been sharing the beach with the odd string of salps this summer, don't be alarmed – not only are they harmless, they play a key role in our marine ecosystem.
It's called 'dopamine dressing', and it promises to make you feel happier with just the change of an outfit. The notoriously colour-allergic Emily Writes took the plunge.
We sat down with a wine and read our books knowing the kids were safe because they were so loud we could hear them from literally every corner of the camp.
Stuff Circuit has delivered another moving documentary series with Emma, the story of one young woman's search for meaning, connection and closure.
Pondering the passing of sex-positive pioneer Betty Dodson, Emily Writes concludes we're at a turning point – the shame is melting away as women embrace self-love and empowerment.