Mary Clare is an internationally published writer. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Queen’s Quarterly, Kidspot, Riot Act, Blank Spaces, Just Words anthology and others. Mary Clare’s blog, Hands Full, is both humorous and relatable, drawing on her own experiences as a mother of three.

As a lover of language and an explorer of genre, Mary Clare is continually seeking out new and exciting projects. Mary Clare may be found @maryclarewriter on Twitter and Instagram.

Professional Qualifications: Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing, The University of Melbourne (2017). Master of Teaching, The University of Melbourne (2010).


Often it can take weeks, or even months, to establish a good routine and just when things seem to be under control, something changes and what worked before doesn’t work anymore. Baby isn’t tired. Baby is overtired. Baby is teething.  Yet the disturbance to a carefully cultivated routine is actually what we aspire to, progressing… Continue reading →

‘The Favourite’

‘Which one is your favourite?’ a woman asks when I tell her I have three children. ‘See!’ she says, when I pause. ‘You do have a favourite!’  I once read an article whereby a mother confessed; ‘I don’t love my children the same, I love them differently.’ Like their individuality was some kind of revelation.… Continue reading →

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