Mercury Retrograde: Is it all bullshit? Or is IT bullshit?

So Mercury is in retrograde right now until the 5th September. Say what now? I'm not sure if this is something that you are into or not, but it's definitely something I have become way more aware of over the past few years. Maybe it's now trendy like hygge? Or charging your crystals under the … [Read more...]

Corners of my mind: Childhood Homes

Whenever I am having trouble sleeping and all else has failed in resetting my brain to stop thinking and start sleeping, I try and walk through the childhood homes of my best friends and the homes that we have lived in. I am always amazed at how I can recall each room, down the hallway, the things … [Read more...]

Heaven on earth found at Ocean Farm

I think I stumbled across Ocean Farm for the first time on Instagram maybe? You come across a photo that literally takes your breath away and you dream one day we will get there. And bonus! It's just 45 mins from home. I wanted to head away somewhere after my birthday with the family, … [Read more...]

Help you need: Gather my Crew

As you guys would know all too well from experience, bad things happen to good people every day. Whether it's sickness or death, crisis can hit ordinary, good families in one quick moment and life is never the same again. I was talking to Megan about this recently when we caught up in Brisbane, … [Read more...]

40: the day, the loot and so much love!

Well here I am, the flip side of the birthday and what a great one it was. JAM packed with well wishes and love and kindness showered on me the whole day. What more could a gal ask for? The house smells amazing from all my gorgeous flowers given. My pants are entirely tighter today after … [Read more...]

The wonder, terror and joy of TWO

Who-eeeeeeeee have we got a two year old on our hands at the moment. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. And it's not just me that's saying it, it's coming from the girls and the dog with each of us uttering over the past week "just give her what she wants to make it stop!" I am not sure what happens at this … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with too many bubbles & not enough sleep

Didn't I limp to bed last night? Sheesh. I gave it a red hot go over the weekend in some pre birthday celebrations, which I suppose is exactly the thing to do when celebrating a big ticket item birthday like I will be this week. I wanted to share with you some of Saturday night as I had SO much fun … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Cake! Because: Cake!

Given it's birthday week ahead of us here in the BabyMac household, what better way to celebrate a birthday then to bake a cake! I have a long history of birthday cakes in this household, you can check our the full history of my Women's Weekly repertoire for the girls over the years in this post … [Read more...]

Things I like {the I’m still in my 30’s edition}

You guys, I think it' going to be a good week ahead for me. Actually, the next few weeks are going to be pretty good all round I think. Next week is my birthday week, and in true Styling You fashion there may be a little bit of a festival happening. I've already started to get a few cards and … [Read more...]

Many hands: The hard work of Fundraising

A sponsored post for CUA School Fun Run As you guys might know, our girls go to our local Public School here in our village which is known as a Small School. There are just 29 kids in the whole school from Kinder to Year 6 divided into 2 classes with 2 teachers. It’s a truly amazing little place … [Read more...]

3 things I’ve been doing lately to boost productivity

I am so sick of wondering where the day goes lately, looking at my to-do list on a Thursday from Monday and generally feeling out of control that I decided to try and make some small changes to every day life. Here's 3 quick and simple things I have tried that have been working (it hasn't been long … [Read more...]

My thirties: the decade of exhaustion & learning

I'm turning 40 next week. I know I keep mentioning it, but you guys, it's in my head quite a bit. What is it about a new decade that causes reflection and pensiveness? I've been a little pensive and I must say, I don't think it's going to go away before next week, in fact, it may reach fever pitch, … [Read more...]

Windy weekends spent inside getting warm

Oh August I do love to see you. You're my birthday month after all. You are the start of blossoms popping up, of daffodils and daphne. Your days are longer with the sun rising and setting a little earlier and later in each of your days but seriously? You are windy AF. And we all know how I feel … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: that shopping staple…chicken

Hello there Monday! Instead of getting cranky about seeing you again so soon (but seriously, how SO soon?!) I am going to embrace you as the one day of the week where I get the most STUFF done. In fact, I had an online shopping delivery this morning at 6.05am. See? Stuff done! The one thing that is … [Read more...]

BabyMac Spring Fling: Tickets selling fast so get booking!

I got an email yesterday asking if there were still tickets available for this lunch on the 16th September and there are! Thought I would quickly remind you of this upcoming event and see if you can grab some girlfriends and pull together a cheeky weekend away before the end of term 3 and school … [Read more...]

Solving the big issues: how to get rid of hiccups

In the past week I have helped about 3 separate people with a simple problem that every single person will get at some stage. As I said in the title, this post will not inspire or challenge you BUT it just may save the day! Lately my kids have been getting the hiccups A LOT. You know what works … [Read more...]

11 musings on 11 years of blogging

On Saturday morning I sat down at the 4th(?) I think Problogger conference that I have attended. I spent the day learning about this and that, hearing from experts and colleagues about the best way to do this or that. I got a couple of ideas that I may try and implement and I had a crack at breaking … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 2 years, 3 months

Oh hey there girlfriend. This just about sums up Miss Maggie Macdonald at just over 2. Hands in pockets, because that's what she likes to do. Feet placed just so, because that what she likes to do. 2 years and 3 months, I will do why I like to do and not much else. This includes sleeping (or … [Read more...]

Babymac Book Club: The Dry

After lots of messages asking what the next book is in the BabyMac Book Club I trotted off to the local bookshop this morning for a look around. Just quietly (pun intended) is there ANYTHING better than a bookshop? I LOVE them. Not so much when I have a 2 year old with me who wants to "I go home now … [Read more...]

Full & thorough reporting: Babies & Besties & Brisbane & Beignets

It's time for that Monday morning water cooler catch up, the kind that if we all worked in an office we'd ask what we got up to over the weekend. PLUS I was totally away for 2.5 days at the end of last week too so there's HEAPS to catch up on. With bonus photos too! Let's go! Wednesday afternoon … [Read more...]