Valerie Khoo


This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo – artist, author and podcaster. Valerie is passionate about exploring the worlds of creativity and business. She is co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is a mentor to artists, writers and business owners on how they can turn their passions into thriving professional practices. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’. Valerie is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses.

Why I'm not a domestic goddess FEATURE

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  1. Kelly Exeter

    I too am the anti-domestic goddess BUT, in the last 5 days I have made banana bread from scratch AND jam!! Valerie you have to try and make this jam – I can do it, anyone can!!

    1. valeriekhoo

      Much as I occasionally dream of make jam on my country-style Aga (not), the less-than-zero Care Factor dampens the motivation somewhat!

  2. jeff

    Love your work Valerie, always cracking me up

    1. valeriekhoo

      Glad to hear it!

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  4. Bambi

    Valerie,we can’t be good at everything! I missed out on doing home ec at school because too many kids wanted to do it. I ended up doing Latin instead! I can relate so much to your cooking and cleaning experiences! Fortunately my husband is a very good cook, and so are my two adult children. My mother came from Europe and she couldn’t cook either! 🙂

    1. valeriekhoo

      Snap! I did Latin too. Did you learn all about Caecilius and Matella who went into the via to find their dog Cerberus?

  5. Danielle Raine

    Bravo Valerie! I love this. I have a similar Care Factor (brilliant diagnosis) and anyway, most successful people delegate this stuff. (Apart from Johnny Depp, apparently….) Great post, thanks for standing up for us Non-Domestics!

    1. valeriekhoo

      Johnny Depp would be welcome to help me out around the house any time.

  6. Lisa Lintern

    One day I plan to write a book titled ‘Can’t cook. Don’t care’. My care factor is right down there with yours. But I can pour a darn nice glass of wine… x

    1. valeriekhoo

      We share similar talents Lisa. Now, where’s the merlot?