"I don't know how she does it." Annabel Crabb responds.

Annabel Crabb is one of those women that I feel 100 percent certain if we were to meet, we would be instant best friends.

She is one of the smartest political journalists going around. Her writing cuts through the spin and offers strong insights into the issues of the day but with an incredibly light and funny touch.

She hosts ABC’s Kitchen Cabinet, a show renowned for making politicians not just human, but even likeable.

That time she interviewed Amy Poehler. image via twitter.com/annabelcrabb

Her book, The Wife Drought, argues for more flexibility for men to be parents, in order to allow women to pursue the careers and work that they might not otherwise be able to.

She hosts a podcast with 7:30 host Leigh Sales. She's just finished a cookbook. She tweets regularly and is uproariously funny to boot.

She is a mother of three children, ranging in age from two to eight.

I have observed, both by watching her on Kitchen Cabinet and by stalking her around the halls of the Parliament House press gallery in a previous career, that she has excellent taste in jewellery and an enviable shoe collection.

Superhuman, no?

In this podcast she tells Sarah MacDonald just exactly how she does it.

How do you manage all the demands on your time from work and kids?