Wedding dress

Conversations with the wedding dress

If I could rely on anyone to give me the honest to God truth no matter how painful it might be to hear, I knew it was my brother. I stood in front of him in my wedding dress just a few days out from my wedding. I think it’s suffice to say that I […] Read more…

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Premature menopause – one year on

It’s been one whole year since I was diagnosed with premature menopause. One whole year since I nervously entered a stranger’s office armed with a collection of blood results and a bunch of bizarre symptoms, and left with a diagnosis I didn’t fully understand. Premature menopause, premature ovarian failure, primary ovarian insufficiency – my mind […] Read more…

Netflix for kids

Educational Kids TV Series on Netflix

Ever since Netflix hit Australian shores I have been addicted in a major way. I have mowed through entire seasons of Nashville, Outlander and Pretty Little Liars in record time. I have been in binge-watching heaven. Occasionally, I let our daughters scroll through the kids’ movies and TV series section, but just between you and […] Read more…

Why our marriage works

Why our marriage works

‘You make it look easy. I know it’s not’. A friend posted this comment on my wedding anniversary blog post last week. I smiled when I read her comment because it’s true. Marriage isn’t easy. Marriage takes hard work, patience and plenty of give and take. Dave and I have been together for more than […] Read more…

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8 photos in 8 years of marriage

That’s me and Dave eight years ago today. Young and in love and full to the brim with happiness after tying the knot in front of our family and friends. I can only remember snippets of the day as it went past in a blur. I remember waking up at the crack of dawn to […] Read more…

Sixth birthday

A letter to my six-year-old

Dear Curly-locks Today, you are six. Six! Six years since you made my life a better one. I look at you and wonder where my baby has gone. There’s absolutely no sign of her today. You are tall and lean, my little string bean. Your wavy hair frames your delicate face ever so beautifully and […] Read more…

Rock climbing with kids

Young girls and facing fear

Our eldest daughter was just 18 months old when my husband Dave introduced her to rock climbing. He fashioned a tiny harness for her and used the stairs in our living room as her climbing wall. Dave’s childhood memories are full to the brim with rock climbing adventures and from word go he has been […] Read more…

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