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Settled into school

She is bubbling over with excitement as we make our way to the school gates. Her eyes are bright. She’s happy and carefree. She occasionally skips or breaks into a run, all the while chatting away about this, that and the other. We step through the gates and flashes of blue, white and red speed […] Read more…

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Big little sister – Go Go Pepe giveaway

With steely-eyed determination and a never give up attitude, Miss Three tackles everything head on. Don’t dare insult her with baby names, or call her little – she’s big and she’s strong and she can do it, okay?! She watches her big sister learn to read, build with the big kids’ Lego, and put together […] Read more…

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The people you meet – Clare Bowen

Have you ever met someone for the first time and instantly felt in awe of them? That’s how I felt last Monday night when I met Clare Bowen, her brother Tim, and her fiancé Brandon. Clare is an Australian actress, singer/songwriter best known for her role in American TV Show Nashville. If we’re going to […] Read more…

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Jemima’s guest house – a review

This is a sponsored post Our little family left behind the bright city lights of Brisbane last weekend and made a beeline for Byron Bay, where we were invited to spend a couple of nights at Jemima’s. Who’s Jemima? She’s a beauty of a guest house hidden away in the Byron Bay hinterland, that we […] Read more…

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This is 39

I turned 39 today. 39. Oh. My. God. Thirty-nine sounds like a blah number, but if you ask me there’s something significant about numbers ending in nine. Nine, 19 and 29 have been pivotal years of my life. I’ve felt as though I was on the cusp of something new and exciting at those ages, […] Read more…

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Time to stop apologising for my messy house

This is a sponsored post I told my friend she couldn’t come over the other day because my house looked like a bomb had hit it. Crazy, isn’t it? I would have preferred not to have a lovely afternoon catching up with an old friend and fellow mum of two, rather than let her see […] Read more…

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The guilt thing

Guilt is for suckers. Did you know that? It’s something new I learnt over the weekend from my mate Carolyn. Carolyn is one half of an online magazine for women, Champagne Cartel. She’s honest, straight up and tells you how it is. I think she’s all kinds of awesome. It was at the Style + […] Read more…

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