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Take a mum break before you think you need one

Take a mum break before you think you need one

It’s so nice to take a 'mum break' from your everyday life isn’t it? Sometimes you don’t know you are suffocating until it’s too late. It’s so hard trying to find the balance in life, but often getting away from those that you can’t bear to be parted from is...

Puberty vs Perimenopause: Let’s get ready to rumble

Puberty vs Perimenopause: Let’s get ready to rumble

I've spent years researching and writing about the 'perfect age' to have kids (spoiler: there isn't one), but there is one angle that has only just become apparent to me. As someone who 'delayed' children, having my first at 32 -- an age I have learned that many still...

Romance isn’t something you pay for

Romance isn’t something you pay for

So it’s Val’s Day, which I imagine is a very big deal for a lot of people, but not for me. I don’t think I’ve ever been wined and dined on 14 Feb in my life. If my husband brought home a dozen roses on this day, of all days,  I think I would just feel a bit...

The walk home from school always improves our days

The walk home from school always improves our days

My kids walk home from school each day, plodding a well-worn path out the back of the school, down a track past the scout hall, across a local oval and playground and down our long, winding street by the bush. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk, depending on enthusiasm....

10 things I will apparently regret saying to my kids

10 things I will apparently regret saying to my kids

The big bad bosses of the world always have an opinion on how we should be raising our children. There are so many 'should never' articles out there aimed at mums. My favourites are always the ones telling me all the things I will "regret saying to my kids". I say...

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10 wellbeing podcasts that will help you feel better

10 wellbeing podcasts that will help you feel better

I can't get by without my wellbeing podcasts. Truly. I save them up to listen when I'm out walking and they basically keep me walking. So only letting myself listen to them during a walk means they are working already... I have other podcasts for other times of day...

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