#letthembekids

My Instagram feed is often flooded with the above hashtag. The bit that gets me is that in almost all of those photographs the kids are either dressed like twenty-somethings, or they're doing something that is inherently non-kid-ish. I started following a number of 'instafamous' mothers and parents when I was about 6 months pregnant,... Continue Reading →

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Holy Mum Guilt, Batman!

Mum Guilt sucks, but... if we didn't care, we wouldn't feel it. 

Hidden weird

As a kid, I became pretty accustomed to being called names like tomboy very early on. I learned quickly that the things I liked and the way I was wasn't considered "normal" and as such, I needed to be less obvious about the things I liked. It meant that I needed to not be as... Continue Reading →

Woman

So, it's International Women's Day here in Australia and I can't help but feel like I need to express my deepest and most sincere thanks to the amazing women in my life. I'm talking about those women that have been in my life for decades, those that have been in my life for years, those... Continue Reading →

12 months

Who'd have known, such a tiny little thing would change everything we thought we knew. Every perception, every value, every thought, every. Single. Thing. Such a tiny little human suddenly changed our entire world. Twelve months, it's not long in the grand scheme of things, but man it's a long time when you're only twelve... Continue Reading →

Two faces

My brother has been constantly telling me about this local comedian, Tomas Ford, he's been to see goodness only knows how many times. So finally after listening to him tell me how good this show is and how hilarious it is, I went. Now, in all fairness, my brother warned me about how 'hands on'... Continue Reading →

Focus, tolerance and a working family

Today was my very first day back at work. The past few months I have had people from all different walks of life telling me that I would be super emotional about the whole situation. Older people told me I probably wouldn't be too concerned with leaving my son with his grandmother, other people told... Continue Reading →

These little changes

There's a bit of a habit that has formed in our household of late. Mostly it's around bad television shows and mobile phones. I'm sure it probably comes as no real surprise to anyone given that we are, after all, a generation fixed to screens. The thing is though, this constant screen time, was actually... Continue Reading →

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