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Tumbleweeds

It has been oh so quiet here lately. My last blog post was on the 1st of November, LAST YEAR! There was no wrap-up of 2016, no introduction to 2017. Just… tumbleweeds. Even my Facebook page has been fairly quiet, bar the odd viral meme. I don’t really have a definitive answer as to why. It’s not like I don’t have anything to say, I lay awake at night begging my brain to just STFU so I can sleep. It…

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Breaking The Cycle.

I talk a lot about how I am ‘breaking the cycle.’ Like it’s easy. Like this was my plan the whole time. I come from a long line of dysfunction. Mental illness runs rife throughout my family history. I didn’t think I would make it here. Functioning. Raising a daughter, being a wife. Alive. I very nearly didn’t.  I don’t really know how I made it out, where I got the strength to just keep trying even when every fibre…

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Anxiety. The Fear of It.

This post was brought to you in partnership with Bupa. It hit me as soon as I agreed to write a piece for Bupa about anxiety. That clenching knot in my stomach. That tightness in my chest. My heart started to race. My brain began to weave the lies that anxiety spins. “You can’t do this.”  “Why did you say yes?” “You will let everyone down.” I stare at the blank computer screen and will it away. I could laugh…

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Kings Falls Circuit Walk

  Kings Falls Circuit Walk Waterfall Gully Road, Arthurs Seat. This is an awesome walk if you are short on time and just want to get out in nature for a bit and get some fresh air. Great for ducking out for an hour or so in the afternoon to refresh on the weekend (what we did today) and also a lovely introductory walk for little people with little legs.

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This one time when running saved my life…

And no, I wasn’t being chased by a bear. I have never been proud of myself. I have never felt that I made anyone else proud. I was smart. I got good grades at school. I aced my VCE and got in to Melbourne Uni. I never felt proud though. Most people saw me as just a ditsy dumb blonde. So many people told me that Cher from Legally Blonde reminded them of me. I cared too much about what other…

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Monster Jam {Giveaway}

My husband has chauffeured accompanied us to many events, most of them princess related. He’s met Anna and Elsa, Rapunzel, even Cinderella. He’s carried tiaras, been covered in glitter and squeezed himself in to tea cup rides and miniature trains. He’s such a good Daddy to his own little princess. Then a slightly different opportunity arrived in my inbox, with nay a princess in sight… Monster Jam will be hitting our shores in October, and it is going to be EPIC. The show…

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The Big Freeze Festival

Milla and I were thrilled to be invited to The Big Freeze Festival opening celebration today. The Big Freeze Festival is an indoor family winter festival that launched this school holidays in Melbourne. A picture speaks a thousand words and as you can see Milla had an absolute ball.

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One. Not Only.

Dear Milla, I’m sorry. I know how desperately you want to be a big sister. How much you want to have a little brother or sister of your own. I understand, I spent eighteen years as an ‘only’ child wishing I had a brother or sister to share my childhood with. I swore I would never have an ‘only’ child, I always dreamed of having a big family. Your Daddy grew up with three brothers, I think he also hoped for…

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