January the 116th

Anyone else feeling a little like this is what the date should really be? Whether it's been the endless warm days, the long school term, whatever it is, I have those same January blues and I cannot seem to shake it. I'm feeling blocked creatively, vulnerable and panicked. Not sleeping at … [Read more...]

Sick kids? Here’s what I use

I have been a little MIA the last few days. Every one of the girls have gotten sick (just a cold nothing too bad) and a niggle I had in a tooth has blown out to a full scale blown face DISASTER that saw me at the dentist at 9am on a Sunday for an emergency X-ray and seriously excited about an … [Read more...]

I’m not going to stop hassling you till it’s done

I want you to think for a minute, about one of your kids or your partner coming to you with a health concern. Maybe they were worried about this or that, they weren't feeling great and knew that they should check it out. Imagine if this was your Mum, or Dad a best friend that had the same … [Read more...]

Family First Aid for busy parents: Click First Aid

As a Mum I know that I worry way too much about all the bad things that could happen to my kids. My overactive imagination would have any given disaster happen to any of my kids at any time across all of their age groups of 11 to 2. I have done first aid courses before, taken the time and expense … [Read more...]

6 little lessons learned this week

Is it just me, or has this week been the l  o  n  g  e  s  t? And of course now that it's Friday, we will blink and it will be Monday morning again. Sigh. But still! FRIDAY. I am feeling very virtuous as I have been exercising, eating well and haven't ONE drink since Sunday. I know, it's not much, … [Read more...]

5 Good things

You know when you are using something and every time you get it out, you think "this is GOOD"? I have been doing that a few times lately with a few different products and I thought I would round them up into one MASTER list of good things I have found/been using lately that I reckon are pretty … [Read more...]

How to fix cracked heels

Now is the summer of discontent my friends...it's been hot forever, I have been wearing little to no shoes for the past 6 weeks and last week I hit the PITS of my despair when the cracks on my heels were SO bad they were split deep, almost bleeding and I was barely able to stand or walk on … [Read more...]

How you talk to yourself matters

I put up this quote on my Instagram last week and every day the words have been swirling about my head. Like a mantra over and over again, it's been popping into my head and it has had me thinking. Which is never a good thing really. Sometimes it is though... On Sunday we had our family do and I … [Read more...]

Kindness and corn fritters

Is anyone else feeling like an overtired 2 year old at the moment? I am expert at dealing with such people, given that we have one living in our house, so if you are, you've come to the right place. Our little lady has taken to only sleeping every now and then, so the over tiredness combined with … [Read more...]

#notafatmoleforchristmas (again): 2 weeks in update

Alternative Title: Do chia seeds provide any other purpose other than something to pick out of your teeth for 45 minutes after eating them? It's been a little over 2 weeks friends into my latest health kick that just so coincided with this time LAST year when I was (again) trying to not be a fat … [Read more...]

And we wonder why we’re tired…

Monday's are always big days for me. There's a weekend tidy up to do, an overflowing inbox, work and planning the week, plus life with a 2 year old and big kids. I'm not alone, I'm just one Mum, having a crack, like millions of others out there. Want to know what my day looked like? It's not … [Read more...]

The toddler theory

It's safe to say that right now, Mags is something else. I could use the word fezza, but let's go with special as it seems a little more loving. When right now, at times, I am feeling so much less than that. She's been waking at night. That's fine. But the crying not really awake, cannot be … [Read more...]

The unexpected expense

Anyone else sighing with relief that the Mercury retrograde is over? Me too. I always seem to break stuff, or things seem to break on me during that time so it came as no surprise when I arrived home at 9pm on Tuesday night that the first thing that happened to me appeared to be something broken. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Skin update: What I have been doing/using

I thought I'd do an updated post on one I wrote a few months ago about what's the best products to put on my face. There were SO many good comments and more than a couple that doubled and tripled up on what was good. So thought I would do a solid round up on what was suggested by lots of YOU and … [Read more...]

In my mind: Mental Health & Motherhood

A few months ago I had a camera crew from New Zealand come and spend a morning with us and have a chat about motherhood, sleep deprivation, post natal depression etc...and this morning it aired in NZ. Thought you might like to have a look: This series might get a run on SBS too - it's a great … [Read more...]

Begin Again

A sponsored post for TAFE NSW I’ve never been good at plans. Short term, long term, they always seem to elude me and whatever I tend to come up usually gets pushed to the side as life gets in the way. I was never one at school to know what I wanted to be when I grew up (man I AM grown up and I … [Read more...]

Who gives a crap? You should! {+ a giveaway}

I think I first discovered Who Gives a Crap by my mate Ruth and I instantly loved the ethos behind the brand as well as the cool style and sense of humour. Plus! Who doesn't love supporting an Australian business? For those who may not know anything about these guys let me give you a little … [Read more...]

Teeth: It’s all good until it’s NOT all good

A winner has now been chosen for this giveaway Emily with this comment: "I’m currently that weird adult with braces and they’re coming off in THREE weeks. Since getting braces my teeth have become extra sensitive. Thank you teeth gods for sensodyne! My beloved hot green tea and chilled savvy b have … [Read more...]