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Getting outdoors with your kids is overrated

October 31st, 2016|Writing|

This week was a big week in my house. I officially went up a bra size, we had our first dinner at the beach for the season, I successfully plucked all grey hairs from the crown of my head and my oldest boy had his first play date at primary school. Big week. I've never [...]

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I went away without my kids for two weeks and it was fantastic

October 18th, 2016|Writing|

Isn’t travelling a bloody hoot, without kids? I recently got back from The United States Of America. #hothusband and I were away for a total of two weeks and two days and we were KID FREE! […]

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I’ve been asked how I’m getting my body into shape for summer. This is my response

September 12th, 2016|Writing|

I've never really thrown my back into dieting. That's not to say I haven't tried "no carbs after 11am" or "if it's white, don't eat it" all in the name of losing weight. And it's true that in my younger years, I have set up camp, boiled the kettle, logged into Netflix and taken up residence in hating my body, but I'm [...]

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My friend was my bridesmaid, but I wasn’t hers

September 2nd, 2016|Writing|

There are so many rules when getting married. Don’t shag the best man; keep the bar stocked; wear Spanx two sizes too small; register for crap you don’t want but your mother-in-law says you must have; never EVER invite children, especially your own; and make sure your bridesmaids look good but not great. […]

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I got in trouble at yoga

August 26th, 2016|Writing|

I danced when I was a kid. And like most things, I was full on about it. I danced at eisteddfods, shopping centres, school fairs, and I LOVED it. I was also a cheerleader and still hold the title of 'The Only Cheerleader That Can't Do Cartwheels', but that's beside the point. I was a dancer. I could watch [...]

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My friend told me I have a face people don’t like

August 24th, 2016|Writing|

I like to pride myself on honesty, I really do. Very rarely are people unsure of where they stand with me; I don't think I'm rude, I'm honest. If I don't like something, I'll tell you. If I'm bored, I'll yawn. If I'm nervous I'll fart (okay, maybe the yawning is a bit rude). But I [...]

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Being famous on Instagram is like being rich in Monopoly

August 7th, 2016|Writing|

Originally published on Daily Life. I think it's fair to say I'm pretty successful on social media. I'm not getting paid $400,000 to promote detox tea, Kardashian-style (true story), but I've got more than one million Instagram followers, and in my book - and the book of my teenage stepdaughters - this is kind of [...]

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I have a hot husband and it is harder than I thought

August 7th, 2016|Writing|

Have you ever had an argument with a pretty person? Not like when you argue with yourself whether Kim Kardashian is a bad influence on young girls or if she might be the new enhanced face of feminism. Not those arguments. I mean real arguments. The ones where you go back and forth passionately debating [...]

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