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Why don’t more mums give acceptance instead of advice?

Just between you and me there are days when I am completely over being told how I can improve myself and my parenting skills. Most mornings I wade through dozens of amazing ideas on how to get more 'me' time, why I should start running and why I … [Read More...]

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Top 7 fail-proof ways to procrastinate like a pro!

Do you work too hard? Perhaps you over achieve in your domestic duties? Never fear I have 7 fail-proof ways to help you procrastinate and never get … [Read More...]

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Explore! Rescue! Protect! – Wordless Wednesday

Kids birthday parties don't have to be stressful affairs, they can be thrown together in one day. My son's Octonaut's party was, blue jelly, green … [Read More...]

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A checklist to reveal if your child is school ready!

Sending off your precious cherub to start their first year of school can be scary. Most kids are usually fine about it and are hanging to head to big school, especially if they have siblings already there. Next year my middle child will join … [Read More...]

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How to buy the perfect drink bottle – Laugh Link!

It doesn't matter if they are soft, hard, have rings in them or are a little chubby, there's one thing they ALL have in common... They have the tendency to erupt or flip their lid at the most inappropriate times. Yep, you guessed it, I'm … [Read More...]

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The top 3 things having a third child has taught me!

Today my precious 'baby' is three years old. He makes me laugh every day but also drives me so far up the wall I often contemplate making a nest up there! With a cheeky but caring personality, my pocket rocket is on the go non-stop and is only … [Read More...]

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A lazy girl’s guide to keeping a personal journal!

Tomorrow is my son's birthday and I am completely unorganised for the small gathering I have planned. I've got the food sorted, well kind of, I just need to make his birthday cake, cupcakes, and do up the goodie bags, make a treasure map and … [Read More...]

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The day I thought I had lost my son forever

Every time I tell someone about this I tear up. On Sunday we lost our nearly three-year-old for more than 10 minutes and I believed he had been taken by a stranger. I'm not a drama queen and I don't say this lightly, but for a few seconds I … [Read More...]

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Words you don’t want to hear before drop off!

After fighting her feisty son for more than 30 seconds she finally managed to force him to sit in his car seat and quickly buckled it up. Walking back into the house to get the keys, three school bags, and the plot she had almost lost, she caught … [Read More...]

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Hot air balloon causes stir in suburbia – Wordless Wednesday

Waking up to the sight of a massive hot air balloon just metres away from nearby houses can be quite exhilarating. We live near a park where commercial operators often land and every now and then the kids and I witness this. It's pretty amazing … [Read More...]

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The 6 types of parents at indoor playcentres!

It was crappy weather yesterday so I took the boys to an indoor playcentre so they could destroy it and not my house. We were the first ones there and within minutes they were throwing dirty balls at each other in the germ-filled pit. I wonder … [Read More...]

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I survived the ice bucket challenge – Laugh Linkup!

I gave my husband the best present ever yesterday, he got to pour freezing cold ice over me and loved every second of it. In fact to ensure I had the best experience ever he pre-cooled the water with ice so it was bone cold. He's good like … [Read More...]

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Why my dad makes my heart sing!

Falling asleep listening to my dad play his guitar and sing his heart out is one of my favourite childhood memories. We lived in a big country farm-house with huge bedrooms, formal dining rooms, large hallways and open fires. I used to be very … [Read More...]