Eliza Murray

Digital Editor

What do you enjoy about your job?
Being surrounded by creative and clever people who are excited to help me take my plans and make childmags.com.au something real special. It’s such a vibrant, supportive space where everyone is loved for the quirks they bring. It’s a very inspiring place to work.

Who is on your fantasy dinner party guest list?
Jon Ronson, Karen and Georgia from My Favorite Murder (podcast goals!), Louis Theroux, Mal Blum (adorable singer/songwriter who I swear can read my mind), The Venerable Robina Courtin (a Tibetan Buddhist nun from Melbourne – she’s incredible), and of course my partner, Dibs, who can make conversation flow when I am too busy making heart eyes at everyone.

What are 5 things you need every day?
A large soy flat white, cuddles with someone I love, 10 minutes to meditate, my roller skates, and a good book.

What’s the best advice you were ever given from your parents?
Mum: ‘Never expect anything from anyone’ – which she admits sounds grim. But what she means is if we expect things all the time we set ourselves up to be only satisfied, or disappointed with how things turn out. When you don’t have expectations you can’t be disappointed, but you can still be delightfully surprised! (She’d probably get along with Robina Courtin).
Dad: Don’t lie – but tell the truth to your advantage.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
Last year I achieved my number one bucket list goal – play roller derby competitively in the United States. So next I want to get my motorcycle license, create and produce a podcast of my very own, live in Canada for a while, have a house in the bush with a big balcony and lots of wild birds … I am quite a day dreamer.

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Jenna Templeton

What do you enjoy about your job?
I’m thankful that I’m able to interview and speak to lots of amazing Australian mothers on a daily basis and share their personal stories regularly with the CHILD Magazines’ community. I also love how my job allows me to be creative use all my different creative skills from writing and design to storytelling and photography.

Who is on your fantasy dinner party guest list?
A bit of a mixed bag of interesting and unique characters such as; My hubby (my true love), Peter Falk (Columbo), Anaïs Nin (diariest/writer), a quokka, Ken Done (Aussie artist), Kirstie Allsopp (UK crafter/ lifestyle presenter), Amy Tangerine and Kelly Purkey (modern life documenters), Hanson (90s band), Mary Portas (expert in all business things), Hilary Duff (fan girling).

What are 5 things you need every day?
A good book or magazine, cup of tea with a quality tea dipping biscuit, supplies to get creative on a whim with as well as a notebook to jot down or illustrate ideas, planner and bullet journal to record my day, cuddles from my husband, pictures of happy quokkas. #lovinglife

What’s the best advice you were ever given from your parents.
The best advice or thing that they did was always support me and my creative endeavours. As a child, they let me know that it was ok to be me, and that being different is a good thing. They taught me the importance of extending kindness whenever I could.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
Have a book published and on bookshop shelves, the luxury of being able to be creative everyday and be paid for it, visit Japan again, be a mother one day and teach my child/kids to not be scared of the world – but feel empowered and use all their unique qualities for good.