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Almost Jane. A work in progress. ?>

Almost Jane. A work in progress.

It is with a little sadness, but much excitement, that I say goodbye to The Hesitant Housewife and introduce “Almost Jane.” I have been writing as The Hesitant Housewife since 2011, so it does feel strange to be letting go of what really felt like part of my identity. Regular readers will know that my hand was somewhat forced, after a pornography site popped up, also called ‘Hesitant Housewife’. Awkward. At first I was so upset about having to ‘rebrand’, I…

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New Beginnings.

What a lot has happened in the last week! As those on my Facebook page would know, after my last update, I visited the second eye surgeon last Wednesday, and he immediately agreed to operate on my right eye. Not only did he agree, he said he could do it that Friday, in two days time!  You could not wipe the smile off my face! With barely any time to be nervous, it was off to the Eye and Ear…

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About Me Q&A

I was tagged by the lovely Lisa at Two Point Five Kids to answer the following 25 questions “About Me” ~ 1. Where were you born? I was born in Box Hill, Melbourne Australia in 1980. 2. Were you named after someone? No. My mum had chosen either the name “Prudence” or “Melody”, however straight after my birth, when she was still groggy, my father convinced her to name me Jane. I also don’t have a middle name, as he said that…

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I Hate My Body.

I hate my body. Not because it’s fat and not because it’s thin. Not because it’s fast and not because it’s slow. Not because it’s strong, and not because it’s weak. I hate my body because of what it can’t do, not because of what it can. This body cannot carry another baby. This body cannot carry life without the risk of taking the quality of mine. And more importantly, the quality of my daughters mother. The quality of my…

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Listmania Link-up ~ Currently I am. ?>

Listmania Link-up ~ Currently I am.

This year I am going to (try) and link up with Deb from Home Life Simplified for “Listmania” every Monday. Here is the first one ~ Currently I am. Reading:  Listening to:  The Wiggles, Justine Clark, Hi5… Very sophisticated tastes we have here! Laughing at:  This crazy kid. Swooning over: A Dyson vacuum. Any Dyson vacuum. I want one! I promise I will actually use it!!! Planning: Eating lots of: More like drinking… on the meal replacement shake ‘diet’ again….

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What I Have Learned.

When I was a few weeks pregnant with Milla, I joined my very first internet forum. I was not particularly ‘tech-savy’, and didn’t really know what I was doing. I didn’t understand the abbreviations, didn’t know how to upload a profile picture. I had been told by a friend that joining a ‘birth club’ (an online group of women, who’s babies are all due in the same month as mine) would be great for me, a wonderful way to make…

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Liebster Blog Award ?>

Liebster Blog Award

I am feeling quite chuffed to have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award, from the lovely Renay at Mummy’s Miracles. The Liebster is awarded to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. The conditions that go with being nominated are: 1.Each person must post 11 facts about themselves 2. Each person must answer 11 questions set by the person who tagged them 3. Each person must set 11 questions for the people they tag 4. You can then choose…

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Who am I? ?>

Who am I?

Eden from Edenland has set a challenge ~ Who are you? Who am I? I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend. Sometimes I struggle to be any of those people. Most of the time I feel like I’m still 16, in a 31 year old body, playing ‘grown ups’. I got into Early Childhood Teaching at Melbourne Uni, but dropped out after a semester because I moved out of home and needed to work full…

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