Jodie McCarthy

About Jodie McCarthy

Jodie is a full time mother, part-time writer and sometime poet. As a third culture kid she lived in Europe and Asia for ten years. While now living happily in Perth with her husband and two daughters, the travel bug has never left her. She writes about the journey of life: the beautiful; the painful; the everyday; and the mundane. She has a heart for encouraging others wherever they are on their journey. On the days when she is not writing you will find her in her kitchen, usually licking the beaters from a chocolate cake. You can follow her journey at

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“By yourself, you’re unprotected. With a friend, you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (MSG) It has been a hard year for my family. It has been a year of challenges, on the school front, on the home […]

The joy in the journey

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It’s better to learn how to learn than to know Dr Seuss She is exasperated and screws up her drawing in a huff. “I can’t do it,” she exclaims angrily, “I’m no good at drawing.” I find it a little scary how her mistakes take her quickly to the point […]

The myth of perfect

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                    my biggest accuser points the finger at my pride my inflexibility my belief in the rightness of me my biggest accuser whispers in my ear about my selfishness my smugness and my neglect of the things that matter my biggest […]

my biggest accuser