Then there were six: re-partnering, step-parenting, chaos, grief and love
Presenters: Megan Daley and Murray Arkadieff
In what will be a lively, laughter filled, tear jerking discussion – Megan and Murray share their individual journeys with grief, the complexity and the joy of re-partnering and the ongoing journey they are now living as a family of six.
You can read more about their story here.
Murray Arkadieff is the vice president of the Qld Beekeepers Association and a second-generation beekeeper who manages over 1200 hives of European bees for honey production and vital pollination work. With degrees in Commerce and Economics, Murray left the corporate world some years ago to return to his first love – the Australian bush and bees.
Murray lost his wife when his two sons were very young and has juggled solo parenting, grief and working in the agricultural industry. He has a keen interest in how men process grief and the male experience of grief. You can hear more about his life and work here.
Megan Daley is passionate about children’s literature and using story to help young people understand their own lives and the lives of others. She is the author of the bestselling book 'Raising Readers' (UQP, 2019), a multiple award-winning Teacher Librarian in Brisbane, a regular literary judge, creator of the popular website Children's Books Daily and co-host of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast.
The death of her brother, aunt and husband in a short space of time saw Megan’s writing and educational focus take a detour and she now describes her website, podcast and teaching as ‘books with a side serve of grief’. Megan writes regularly for grief-based organisations, as well as on her own website about her lived experience of grief and how books can provide the words when we have none.
Her latest podcast on books and grief can be listened to here.