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Stepping Out.

Today’s prompt is “Things that make you uncomfortable”. Being a blogger is somewhat of a security blanket for me. The safety of being on the other side of a computer screen gives me the confidence to be myself. The written word comes far more naturally than when I open my mouth and try to talk. In real life, I am painfully shy. Meeting new people makes me so anxious. I feel small, and silly and out of place. I can’t…

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My Life In 250-ish Words.

{I am going to attempt the Blog Every Day In May Challenge. Please don’t hold your breath… ;) } I was born in Melbourne in 1980 and spent my first 18 years as an only child, until my sister  was born in 1998 and my brother in 2000. I was at my sisters birth, and to this day it remains one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. I was accepted into Melbourne University into Bachelor of Early Childhood…

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Merry Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, and this Hesitant Housewife was being very slack, and leaving everything until the very last minute… just for a change!! I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you, who have taken the time to read my posts, leave comments, send emails etc. I am honestly so grateful that you take time out of your own lives to read about mine, and offer so much support, advice and compassion. When…

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Friend From Afar.

I’ve mentioned before about a lovely group of friends I’ve made from a forum of mums expecting bubs in December 2010. There is one special friend I made, who ended up playing a very important role in my life. Kirsty’s waters broke at 22 weeks, and her little miracle girl Imogen was born at 26 weeks. So teeny tiny, but such a fighter. I followed updates of how Kirsty and Imogen were going, amazed at their strength, and Immie’s progress….

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I Support Marriage Equality.

Fi from My Mummy Daze has created a movement in support of Gay Marriage amongst the blogging community. In her post she states: “Let’s demonstrate the collective power of bloggers to use our voice to share a message, and to respectfully articulate our views to influence social change.” I support marriage equality. I believe that any two people who love each other and are committed to each other should have the right to enter into a legally recognised marriage. No matter their race,…

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The Way Forward

Welcome to the new home of The Hesitant Housewife. Thank you for embarking on this journey with me. I have been simultaneously excited and terrified of launching my own blog, on my own website. First and foremost, I must pay credit where credit is due ~ to Michelle from Little Hero Hosting, who fixed my blog, after I broke it within 24 hours of signing up, and over a long weekend. I kid you not. I am that bad at…

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Missing “ME”.

I want to preface this post, with the fact that I love my daughter and husband more than anything in the world. Would die for them, either of them, in a second. I know how blessed I am to have them, not for one day do I forget that. But still. Tonight, this Friday night, I miss ‘Me’. There is a reason why I named my blog ‘The Hesitant Housewife’. Because I want to be that person, so badly. I…

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This Blind Eye Can Finally See.

This is the first ever post, that I have spent days agonising over. Mulling it over in my head, thinking about what angles I’d take, what I want my message to be. Every other post I have ever written, I have just sat in front of the computer, written what’s in my heart, read it through once, then hit ‘post’. No time for second guessing, no regrets. Why is this post so different? Because it has really made me think…

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Reality Check

I owe a lot to the internet. I met my amazing husband on an internet dating site. We then made our beautiful daughter. I have reconnected with old school friends, and made lovely new friends who I have gone on to meet and ‘click with’ in real life (there’s your shout out Rach!) I connected with an amazing group of women, who have supported me and helped me through pregnancy, premature birth and beyond. I started this blog, and connected…

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The Wedding.

So, last weekend I got married. It was a surprise wedding, only our parents, and at the last minute, a few friends who nearly couldn’t make it, knew. I should preface this post by saying that I have been married before. I wont taint this with all the gory details, but the crux of it was, I was with someone for 7 years, and had the so called ‘fairytale’ wedding to the wrong person. We got married in a beautiful…

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