Maggie's experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. Now an in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax's Essential Kids website and is often heard on radio and TV. Maggie is the host of the ABC's Parental As Anything podcast. She is the author of twelve books, including her bestselling 2018 release Mothering Our Boys. Maggie is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother. She lives in the Illawarra region of NSW with her good bloke Steve Mountain and their dear little dog, Mr Hugo Walter Dent.