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Another hefty dose of perspective

I'm just going to cut to the chase. Sometimes it's really stupid and ignorant to tell people to "make sure that you find the time to have 'you time' and look after yourself". Yes I get that we must all do little things just for us to ensure we … [Read More...]

5 things parents SHOULD feeling guilty about!

7 things parents ‘should’ feeling guilty about!

So if you haven't heard you're not allowed to have any guilt anymore, it's so 2010. In fact on a daily basis we're told to ditch it, kick it to the … [Read More...]

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Join us for a live show? Two Chatty Chicks Episode 9

It won't come as any big shock to you that I'm not at the cutting edge of fashion. In fact it would be fair to say that my daughter and mother are … [Read More...]

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Why you must be your child’s advocate at school

The parent/teacher relationship can be fickle or fabulous or a combination of both. But just recently I've had to step in and be my child's advocate after they were treated unfairly. I would have preferred not to but sometimes we have no … [Read More...]

A Night With Our Rafikis.

I’m blowing this popcorn stand for A Night With Our Rafikis

In a few hours I'm blowing this popcorn stand and zipping down to Byron Bay for A Night With Our Rafikis. I can not wait to be in a room full of people who are there for one purpose and that is to celebrate all things Rafiki. … [Read More...]

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Who I really am – Part 1

It's been close to 4 years since I started hurling words at the world through this blog and back then my life was incredibly different to what it is now. My 'Who is Emily' page is a bit shit really and some of it was written in sleep-deprived … [Read More...]

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Funny podcast alert: Two Chatty Chicks Episode 8

When you work from home all the time just picking the kids up from school is a social event. I'm sure the other school mums see me in their peripheral vision and do their best to avoid me because they know I just want to TALK! … [Read More...]

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19 things I should not be proud of.

I am that person who... 1. Has lost 2 Fitbit chargers in the past 6 months. 2. Lost 3 hands-free ear devices in a year, back in the day when they didn't make iPhone headphones with a microphone. 3. Is yet to write in a nifty book she bought … [Read More...]

on having a lazy eye

What I’m concerned about as I age.

As I age I'm less concerned about wrinkles and double chins as I am about my wonky eye. Wonky might not be a terribly accurate description, it's probably more like a lazy eye or dopey eye. It's my right, or when you are looking at me your … [Read More...]

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On taking drastic measures to deter a little thief

My parenting style is best described as bloody firm, a little kooky but exceptionally fair. Yesterday I was in the unfortunate position where I had the chance to teach my youngest a harsh life lesson about stealing. … [Read More...]

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A must-read if you use a device in bed

This post is brought to you by Bupa Australia Sleeping beside a human chainsaw isn’t the only reason I suffer from bouts of sleeplessness. You know the drill; you try to go to bed earlier than your spouse so you can hopefully fall asleep before … [Read More...]

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Don’t marry someone you can live with…

Apparently you're not supposed to marry someone you can live with. You should go for someone you can't live without. I'm fairly sure my husband could have done without me completely draining the battery of the car when we were on holiday in the … [Read More...]

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On being an overachiever – Two Chatty Chicks – Ep 7

It's a tricky business this achieving, some days you feel like you're nailing life and others you barely managed to make porridge without it spewing everywhere. Then there's the little matter of overachieving, something that Kirsten and I discuss … [Read More...]