Motherhood: The milestone I wasn’t expecting…

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“I don’t EVEN love you, Mummy!” I’ve been in the dog house with my three-year-old this week, you see. She shouted at me with clenched fists, mouth set in an indignant pout. We’d clearly had a falling out of Nicole Richie-Lindsay Lohan proportions, and apparently I was to blame. “You can’t EVEN do this! I […]

Sexual assault and why the culture of disbelief must end

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A man cannot be a paedophile when he has a partner his own age. I like to think this statement is a true as “kale smoothies taste extra good when you add chia seeds and turmeric” or “Ryan Gosling is an ugly, bigoted jerk”. And yet that was the sentiment of my high school principal […]

Guys don’t send you coded messages in song lyrics and other things I’d tell my teenage self….

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Okay, so, I guess I didn’t know EVERYTHING as a teen (just most things, of course). And so as another birthday rolls around this week, I’ve been considering the advice I would’ve given to my teenage self:   – A strip of hot-pink lycra across your chest DOES NOT constitute clothing. Especially when it’s paired […]

Random Aldi woman, you killed my faith in humanity.

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Sometimes, I really despise people. They can be such petty jerks. Real A-holes. Not everyone, just the type who don’t make this world a better place, who make your soul a little sadder for having encountered them. Random Aldi woman, you are akin to the types who drown puppies in hessian bags. Your show of […]

Rape culture, domestic violence, slut shaming: these women are fighting back in a powerful way.

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  You are not owed my body. Sexuality is a spectrum. Rape is not a blessing in disguise. Feminine ≠ dumb. Sexual ≠ slut. Strong ≠ bitch.   The messages are as raw as the bare flesh they’re written on. They speak of strength, hope and courage – of a world where women’s rights are being sabotaged and […]

So I became the type of mum who talks about poo…

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SHIT! Literally. Somehow, I became one of those mums who talks about it. Sure, we’ve all seen it, accidentally got it on our hands, wiped it off God knows how many surfaces… but talking about it? With other adults? Really? I can assure you I’m no stranger to parental insanity – mostly of the sleep-deprived, put-the-kettle-in-the-cupboard […]

An open letter to friends who are dealing with infertility, miscarriage and other related shittiness

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Karma can be a feckless, half-wit c*** sometimes. Not the righteous entity that scrapes the car of the arsehole who stole your parking space, nor the bringer of good fortune to those who have given selflessly, time and time again. Sometimes it’s just a jerk in a bar, calling you an ugly slut for ignoring […]

Slay those dinner-time demons (with some of my favourite meals for little people)!

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Have trouble feeding your little devil? Want some yummy, nutritious meal options for your bub? Here are some of my favourite recipes for little people! These can be puréed for bubs or served chunky for toddlers (add steamed veggies or dipping toast if your toddler likes to eat using their hands). They come from Annabel […]

When your mother-in-law wants to breastfeed your baby…

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There are some moments in life you never forget – uni graduation, wedding day, the birth of your children, that moment your mother-in-law was holding your firstborn and boldly declared “I wish I could breastfeed her!”….wait, what? Yeah, that really happened. I was a new mum of barely a week when my mother-in-law decided she’d […]

Rainbow Birthday Party

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Every day is a rainbow in our household – or so my eldest daughter tells me (my opinion of this varies day-to-day). And so, part two of our birthday season was celebrated in a kaleidoscope of colours. Here it is: INVITATIONS RAINBOW PINATA CAKE This rainbow-shaped pinata cake was a hit with my daughter. I found the […]

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