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Learning To Juggle – Literally and Metaphorically

There is no such thing as a work-life balance. A "work/life balance" is impossible. Balance is just not how life works. You cannot give equal time, attention and focus to all things in your life at all times.

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NYE FOMO

It’s that time of year again! In the days between Christmas and New Years Eve I agonise over what to do to ring in the new year. Part of this agony is of course because that is a decision that really needs to be made before the 30th of December.…

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Christmas Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Christmas is my FAVOURITE time of year. My tree has been up for nearly a full month and I’ve had presents tucked away even before the tree went up. And if I’m TOTALLY honest I sing Christmas Carols year round. Don’t hate…

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I’m Grateful For Gratitude

Never in my life have I started more sentence - or more thoughts - with phrases like: “Thank goodness….” “Just as well…” “At least…” “I’m just glad that…” “It could be worse.”

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Turning Thirty – “Suddenly 30” Was Onto Something

When the movie “Suddenly 30” (Also titled "13 Going On 30") came out in early 2004 I was sixteen years old. And I didn’t get why anyone would wish to be 30. That just seems so… so…. OLD!

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Phone Calls Are Scary – I Hate Calling People

Phone Calls Are Scary I hate calling people on the phone. Hate it. I get a little heart racing panic every time. Whether it’s calling the mechanic to book my car in for a service, or calling my mum to ask if she can babysit the kids. I hate that…

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Greyhound adoption – Story of The Sad and Lonely Greyhound

My mum adopted a greyhound named Jodie a few months ago. Something that I was a little nervous about - not knowing anything about greyhounds. I had imagined they were aggressive and dangerous to have around children. I had no idea how gentle and sweet greyhounds are.

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Stop Asking Me To Work For Free

This isn’t just something that happens in the blogging community. This happens to basically everyone in the creative or arts industry. We’re expected to work for experience, for exposure, for trade - but not for money.

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All I Want For Christmas Is You

The Year A Christmas Carol Broke My Heart *Content warning* Discusses difficulty conceiving. One Christmas, several years ago I was walking through a shopping centre with my son who had just turned 2 years old. There were decorations everywhere and Christmas Carols were playing continuously. Overall it was a lovely…

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Anxiety As A Blogger

So, in the last month I’ve only published one thing written by me. I don’t know if anyone has actually noticed - and it’s totally okay if you haven’t - I’ve gone to some effort to conceal my “writer's block”; frequently posting amusing memes on social media and sharing guest…

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7 Reasons Child-free Friends Rock!

Child-free friends do often get a bit of a bad press. They don’t understand what it’s REALLY like to be a parent, which occasionally leads to them giving us advice about how we should raise our children based on how they imagine parenting will be with their theoretical future children.

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I Just Can’t Get Enough Sleep

I want to tell you something. I feel like you will understand, even if you aren’t in the same boat. Why? Because what I want to tell you relates to a desire that we all have. Something we all want.

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So… I wrote a children’s book…

I went for “inspiration” for blogging and ended up sort-of-but-not-really self publishing a children’s book within about 48 hours of attending the class. I had already written it about a year ago and I had most of the pictures sketched; it just wasn't in book form, it was a pile…

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Packing To-Do List (and approximate schedule)

I’ve been asked a few times for a packing/moving checklist so with all my experience moving house, this is what I can come up with.

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We’re Moving House

We move house in THREE DAYS! THREE!!! Uno. Dos. Tres. That’s it. And then we’re there.

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Bloggers with a Potty-Mouth

I recently read a blog post titled "You Don't Need to Use Curse Words in Blog Posts" and I was surprised that I had a lot to say on the topic, despite the fact I don't really ever swear - while blogging or in real life.

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6 Things I love About Smaller Homes

Yesterday we put a rental application in on a house - a whole house - that has easily twice the space of our current home, and I’m crossing all my fingers and toes that we are accepted. It has two living rooms, 4 bedrooms, and more cupboards than I’d know…

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How To Prepare For Night Out As A Mum

This is half how to, how not to, how I do it (ha like I do this regularly). Full disclosure I might be a little bit of an anxious, stressed out person who likes to be in control and have a plan. But I also want to have fun and…

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Bloggers Are People Too

Bloggers are people, with flaws and feelings. They provide a diverse range of perspectives on limitless topics. Plus I’ve never met a blogger I didn’t like.

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What Other People Think Of Me Is None Of My Business

So, a couple of days ago someone told me something that had been said about me that wasn’t very nice. Actually, it was pretty horrible. Also extremely unfair and simply untrue. Nonetheless, it was said. It was told from one person to another person and then that other person told…

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Getting My Drivers Licence

I’m going for my driving test tomorrow - and I won't lie, I’m more than a little nervous. I’ve been on my Ls for about 7 years (so, not long - ha) I’ve always been a little anxious around cars - both in them and just in general. I have…

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I Always Wanted To Be A Writer

Being a writer is the one thing I ever firmly knew I wanted to be when I “grew up”. I always loved reading. I started reading fantasy fiction novels when I was 12 and that was when I felt like that was what I wanted to do.

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Just Take The Compliment

I have an major issue with accepting compliments, I seem to habitually disagree with the person who is trying to genuinely trying to offer me a compliment, so I thought, I should write myself an open letter and share it because I’ve noticed I’m not the only person who does…

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I Don’t Believe In Ghosts But…

I’m not really sure what it was about that apartment, but there was always an underlying feeling of unease there. It wasn't anything to do with how the apartment looked - it wasn't an older place. It didn't have any bad history. It was a nice apartment in a nice…

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Quarter Life Crisis

I've been feeling flat, unmotivated, lost, bored, lonely and uneasy. I have a constant “There’s something I should be doing” feeling. But even when have things I SHOULD be doing, I often don't have the energy to do them.

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It’s My Birthday

Happy Birthday To Me! It’s my birthday on Saturday and I’m super excited – my kids are being baby sat overnight (yay sleep!) and I have plans to meet friends (yay friends!) in the city (yay city!) for drinks (YAY DRINKS!) I have a table booked, I’ve given some serious…

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I Hate Making Mistakes

I hate making mistakes. I hate it. I agonise over mistakes, mistakes I've made, mistakes I might make, mistakes that could have been worse, mistakes that I feel nobody else but me would ever make. Rationally I know that everyone makes mistakes, but ...

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