RebeccaHi, I’m Rebecca Scrivener – single mother of a smart, talented, and sometimes trying(!) boy who’s just starting his teenage years. I’m an accountant by profession which is great in that I can always find work, but the hours can be long.

We live in Darwin in the Northern Territory in Australia. We love it with the supportive community, but it’s isolated compared to the South Eastern states where I originally came from (Melbourne VIC).

With my son finishing his first year of high school I think I’ve learned more about parenting this year than every year previous! We’ve had our ups and downs of course, but we have some big plans for the next couple of years.

In 2017 I’m planning to take my son to meet his extended family in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. When I was small we’d regularly make the trip over to stay in a town in Riviera dei Cedri (Coast of the Cedars). I hope he loves it as much as I did when I was his age.