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making friends

Making friends when you’re a new mother

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Making friends as an adult is hard. When you were a kid you met another kid on the playground and discovered you both liked animals. Yay, BFFs! As an adult most new friends are met through your partner or at work so when you become a mother it can be…

Dear Mums… I’m sorry I judged

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There was a time, not so long ago, that I was childless. I was also a bit of a moron. I had this vision of the kind of mother I was going to be. I used to look at mums around me, quietly taking note of all the things they…

emotional affair

Are you having an emotional affair?

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Emotional affairs happen. Between kids, work commitments, family and friends, it is not always possible to spend enough quality time with your partner. Often you’ll spend more time with work colleagues than you do with your own spouse. People we surround ourselves with give us a variety of support we need…

phone addiciton

Tips to break your phone addiction

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We live in an age where almost everybody owns a smart phone. We use emails to communicate and social media to connect. Phones and social media may be what some would call a ‘necessary evil’. We need our phones and that’s a fact. But how do you know if you’re…

the lost art of handwriting

The Power of the Pen

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When was the last time you wrote a note to someone? Actually put pen to paper and wrote a personal message (and not just a ‘you need to do this’ list)? Handwriting is something we’re doing less of in this age of texts and instant messenger. But hopefully handwriting won’t become…

Why my PND was a blessing in disguise

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“I think there’s something wrong with me,” I whispered to the doctor. Fists clenched, head pounding, I felt so drained. An hour earlier, following what I can only describe as a minor breakdown, I’d picked up my keys and wallet and walked out of the house. Past my husband, past…

5 secrets for a long lasting marriage

5 secrets for a long lasting marriage

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What does ‘long lasting marriage’ mean to you? To me it still means forever but with divorce on the rise and separation an easy solution to exit a marriage, ‘forever’ for most Australians now is less than 10 years. Not really what I would consider a long lasting marriage. Marriage…

career in typography

Gemma O’Brien & her career in typography

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The lovely Gemma O’Brien has been chatting to us about her fascinating career in typography. Gemma is an Australian artist and designer, specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. She splits her time between advertising commissions, gallery shows, speaking engagements and hosting consumer facing workshops around the world. Here Gemma chats to…