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Three things I wish I could do over…

*This is a sponsored post for Monier Hindsight is a bitch. Like it or not most of us have decisions we regret. I accept there are some people who don't regret a pickle, more power to them. I am not one of these people. If I knew now what I knew … [Read More...]

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Top 5 Commonwealth Games events that parents will kick ass in! – Laugh Linkup

Being a parent is not something that you can train for. As someone who has been a nanny I thought I knew what I was in for - WRONG! There is … [Read More...]

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On waking up to an empty house…

I woke up this morning and the house was eerily silent. I must have gone back to sleep after being woken by my son at 5.20am asking me to take the … [Read More...]

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How to spot a mother of three – An oldie but a goodie!

While I hate to tar every mum of three with my dirty ole' brush - here's five ways to spot one! A mum of three that is, not an old brush. 1. SHOCKING DRESS SENSE  We're so busy making sure our offspring are dressed appropriately - that we … [Read More...]

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Behold… the contents of my handbag!

Do you judge a person by what car they are driving or the clothes they wear? Looking at my daggy handbag you probably think that I had very little fashion sense and am rather dull. You'd be right on the first assumption. But it's what's … [Read More...]

Ahhhh the serenity.

Like a bird on a wire – Wordless Wednesday

No arguing, no negotiating, no nappy changing and most importantly no cooking for kids that moan through every meal I make. I had nearly 24 hours of serenity at a lodge nestled on top of Lamington National Park. I barely spoke, I read, had a … [Read More...]

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Repeat after me – do not ignore your pelvic floor!

This is a sponsored post for the Continence Foundation of Australia Take it from a woman who has birthed three children in three and a half years... DO NOT IGNORE YOUR PELVIC FLOOR! I can almost sense some of you switching off your brains, getting … [Read More...]

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An interview that nearly ended in divorce – Laugh Linkup

This is quite possibly one of the WORST interviews I have ever conducted. The person was aloof, a bit rude and tried to end the conversation after just two questions. But like the professional I am, I forged through. I was inspired to … [Read More...]

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10 things men think but rarely say – An oldie but a goodie!

Learning when to hold your tongue is a trait many of us aren’t so great at. But in order to survive parenthood and marriage, many couples refrain from saying things they would LOVE to get off their chest. I recently I wrote a post about books … [Read More...]

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How do you quiet your fears of the future?

I'm not usually prone to worrying about things that I can't control or change but today I feel like I've been whacked in the chest. Another plane was shot down. I say another because it's my belief that this is what happened to the first Malaysian … [Read More...]

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Tips to keep editors happy & get your work published!

As a rookie journo more than a decade ago my writing was often attacked by the dreaded red pen. My chief of staff would print out my lovingly crafted news article, lather it in red pen and then throw it back at me mumbling that it needed … [Read More...]

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A spider, a dragon and a princess – Wordless Wednesday

Like a deprived child in a candy store I crave taking photos with my DSLR. Everywhere we go I'm like a tourist, eager to snap up large at anything that catches my eye. I haven't figured how to edit photos and quite frankly I don't really want … [Read More...]

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This book kick-started my journey to awesome!

Watch out world because I'm about to get my shit together! In the past 48 hours I have made a weekly meal plan, YES A MEAL PLAN, booted my kids out of the playroom they don't use and started the process of setting up a website. Shit is about to get … [Read More...]