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Facebook Marketplace Best Place to Buy Clothes Online

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I have to admit I’ve fallen in a bit deep with online shopping lately. I’ve been freshening up my wardrobe. Also maybe maturing my wardrobe a little. There’s a few specific brands of clothing and shoes that I’m collecting. I’ll clearing out some older stuff and making room for a fresh new me. Or the same old me, but in pretty new dresses….

Larissa Waters Breastfeeding – The No Win Situation For Women

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Larissa Waters Breastfeeding In Parliament Shows the No Win Situation For Mothers   Larissa Waters does yet another breastfeeding first https://t.co/A5a18083VE pic.twitter.com/BXMh7vYH5M — Karen Barlow (@KJBar) June 22, 2017   First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion …

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My LCHF Anniversary (Low Carb High Fat)

I can’t believe I’m coming up to my one year anniversary on my LCHF diet. A whole year! And I can already hear the other LCHFers groaning at the use of the word “diet”. It’s not a “diet” in the sense of “I’m going on a diet for a couple of months”. I mean more like – “I’ve changed my diet.” I know that LCHF people tend to use the term “way of eating” or “WOE” for short, instead of “diet”, but I’m a rebel.

Networking When You Suck At Networking

My partner is great at networking. He’ll walk into a room and seamlessly float in and out of conversations with anyone and everyone. I don’t understand how he does it so easily. Just like he doesn’t understand why I struggle with it so much. It seems to be something that people have, or they don’t.

My Fashion Rules For 2017

Stop buying clothes and not wearing them.

Start only buying and wearing clothes I love. There are SO MANY REASONS I need to stop doing this. It’s neither economical nor environmentally friendly to keep buying clothes and not wearing them.

Happy Gilmore Girls Day!

I’ve recently binge-watched the whole 7 seasons… though I peaked too early and finished it a few weeks ago, so I’ve been re-rewatching it. Which has given me A LOT of time to think about the BIG question of Gilmore Girls… *drum roll*.

I’ve Never Met A blogger I Didn’t Like

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I’m heading to Problogger in Queensland next month and I cannot tell you how excited I am!!!

Seeing Darren Rowse, other speakers and learning things – I’m sure that’ll all be good. BUT the main reason I’m excited about going is the “networking” and when I say “networking” I mean spending time with all my favourite bloggers – and there’s a lot of them.

Easy LCHF Baked Cheesecake

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Thank Goodness for an Easy LCHF Baked Cheesecake

As I’ve mentioned I’m currently on a LCHF diet, and it’s going REALLY well for me. In less than 2 months I went from my size 12 jeans getting a bit too tight – to fitting into size 8 – which even on diets where I’ve been starving myself I’ve never been this small.

This Is What A Feminist Looks like

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For quite some time I was under the impression I couldn’t be a feminist and wear make up. Or I couldn’t be a feminist and have casual sex. Or be a stay at home mum. Or love knitting. Or any number of things that I didn’t think that feminism would approve of.

Visiting The Melbourne Zoo

This week we took the children to the Royal Melbourne Zoo for a glorious family outing. We’ve been to the Zoo a couple of times before, but we always have a great time and there’s always something new to see and experience.

I Only Clean Up When The Kids Are Awake

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When my first born was a baby, I used to anxiously wait until she was asleep, then I would whisk through the house and clean up. When she woke up, I would be all eyes on her, sitting and playing and taking care of her until at last she would fall asleep again. Repeat.

6 Things I love About Smaller Homes

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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 what to do with!

Mind Your Own Pits

I’ve noticed quite a few posts in my newsfeed lately declaring that hairy armpits is a new “trend”. A “trend” that seems to be bothering more than a few people.

Here’s the thing though – allowing body hair to grow wherever it grows naturally is not a trend – shaving it off is.

The Bechdel Test and Family Movies

Have you heard of the Bechdel Test? It’s a way to show gender equality in films and to demonstrate how women are under represented due to our old friend, sexism. It has 3 criteria that must be met to pass. It must have 1- two women in it 2- who talk to each other 3-about something other than a man.

Talking About Consent – Yes means Yes

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I recently read this blog post “Consent: Not actually that complicated” that has been made into a stick figure cartoon. I think this is a great way to explain consent. I think it should be shown to teenagers as part of sex education in school, or by parents at home. It’s a good way to get a conversation going about consent, to explain consent in a light but clear way.

What I Love About IKEA

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Firstly, this was written our of pure, genuine enthusiasm for all things Ikea. I love the food, the furniture, the design, the space saving ideas, the bargains, the feeling that anything is possible – I just love the adventure of it all.

So let me take you through all the things I love about Ikea. It’s something we do fairly often as a family – we just go to Ikea to walk around, have a look, touch, sit, play, open, design, dream and eat.

There’s An App For That – Getting Sexy Back

I’m going to talk about sex. Because we’re grown ups and sex is important. I’m going to be frank, and I’m going to be talking about my own sex life in detail, so if you don’t want to know what goes on between my sheets – or you’re my mother reading my blog – please don’t read any further.

If you choose to proceed, consider yourself warned.

50 Shades of Ughhh

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50 Shades of Ughhhhh…..not really my thing.

He stalks her, taps her phone, he’s manipulative and intimidating, he’s not big on gaining true and informed consent and even though he’s a hot billionaire, he does not float my boat, for all of the above mentioned reasons.

My Lesson on ‘Beautiful’

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We can learn some powerful lessons from the people who truly love us. When you love someone unreservedly, and you trust them completely – you can allow them to show you how they see you.

What have you learnt from those who love you? This is how I learned that I am beautiful. It took me a while.

I don’t want to shave my legs

I don’t want to shave my legs. I’m sort of proud that I managed to go over a month without shaving my legs.

Last time I shaved my legs was before Christmas and yesterday I caved and did it. It’s this bizarre inner battle. It’s a life time of social conditioning that ladies legs must be smooth and silky at all times.

Beginners Guide to Feminism

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What does “Feminism” mean? “The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.” This is one of the big misconception I myself held about feminism, is the name; because it’s FEMIN-ism, not EQUAL-ism or HUMAN-ism I wrongly assumed that feminism meant not just equality, but seeking privileges for women.

What Does Your House Say About You?

Do you know those ads that trying to make us feel like everyone is judging us on the cleanliness of our homes to make us buy their products? The Harpic toilet clean ads with the line “What does your loo say about you?” ads, or the “Ajax Spray and wipe” ads where someone has unexpected visitors and runs around cleaning their house so nobody ever knows that they live the way they live! Am I alone in thinking that your toilet says nothing about you? Except that you clearly have indoor plumping! Winning! But otherwise – I know I’ve never inspected anyone else’s loo and made an assessment on their character based on it’s condition.

Taking Time For Each Other

I hear the advice of making time for our partners, to nurture our relationships, but I keep thinking – how can I make time, there’s still the same number of hours in a day, I can’t make more time. Also with “finding time” as though we might just stumble upon it. It doesn’t feel like that’s how it works.

Before and After

I love before and after shots, I don’t even really care what the before or after is. Home renovations, landscaping, city building, rearranged bedrooms, hair cuts and make overs; the idea of one photo on the left and one on the right of the exact same thing,

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