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Book Review & Giveaway! Those Pleasant Girls by Lia Weston

What would you do if you finally plucked up the courage to leave your philandering husband? Take your teenage daughter and move back into your childhood home in the small town where you spent all of your childhood years? Doesn’t sound so bad… A quick google on your high school crush tells you that he’s a lot… Read more »

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Teaching the Next Generation about Fruit & Vegetables

Let’s buy a hobby farm and grow everything we want to eat! How wonderful will it be for the children to have a hands on understanding of where their good comes from. Sounds like an awesome plan, doesn’t it? Depending on who you are and what your experience is, you’ll either be swept up with… Read more »

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Canberra’s Enlighten Night Noodle Market (with toddlers)

 Last night I took the kids to Canberra’s Enlighten Night Noodle Market. Just me, a 3yr old and a 5yr old… Yup. But there were a few things that made this year much more manageable with children.   More food stalls! This year there are 21 different vendors. More places meant the queues were slightly smaller. But… Read more »

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Book Review and Giveaway: The Fence by Meredith Jaffe

Gwen has a lovely home, surrounded by a magnificent garden which she has designed, grown and cared for over many years. Her garden is a part of who she is. Even more so because her neighbour Babs, who she has shared much of her life with, has created memories with her and their families which are… Read more »

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Win a double pass to Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life

If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’d know that I recently took my daughter to the movies for the first time. It was priceless to see her disbelief that the movie screen was bigger than our car. She was thrilled with the whole experience and, almost two weeks later, is still talking about it…. Read more »

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Real Mum Style (it’s a good thing)

Body image is something we all seem to battle with. I don’t think I’ve ever been happy with my body. I know that even when I was playing copious amounts of sport and was really quite petite, I still wasn’t happy. I hated the constant callouses on my hands from hours upon hours of gymnastics… Read more »

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National Museum of Australia: History of the World in 100 Objects

Last week the geek in me was let out big time. I haven’t looked forward to an exhibit so much since the National Library had the ‘Treasures from the World’s Great Libraries’ exhibit (oh, back in 2002). The cause for this girl getting her geek on was the Instameet for the National Museum of Australia’s exhibit… Read more »

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Kidtopia Festival & Ticket Giveaway

Ok Sydney families. This post is for you. Kidtopia is a festival specially curated for children aged 5-12years and, luckily for us, the adults are allowed to come along! Cory Watson, Head of Parenting at Fairfax Events says Kidtopia will provide “a vast array of fun and educational activities and entertainment, wrapped up in a festival vibe that the… Read more »

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On joining a gym

So I’ve joined a gym. That’s not particularly earth shattering. I’m sure there are millions of people doing it every day. If you’re on Instagram there are hordes of pictures being posted every minute of people in a gym. Many of them just standing around looking hot in their gym gear… ahh… that’s got to be the… Read more »

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Surviving Book Week

This was my first foray into Book Week costumes – as a parent. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to get an adult ready than a child. But you’d know that already! I realise this post is a little late for everyone, but save it for next year! Oh, and this isn’t a… Read more »