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get organised

6 ways to get organised for the year ahead

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Last year raced by in a whir of crazy chaos for me. I am normally a calm, relaxed kind of person, but for the first time I started feeling overwhelmed and had that constant sense of playing catch up. My usual level of organisation was lost amongst it all. On top…

blogging challenges

Blogging challenges: We asked and you answered

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I am a failed blogger. I started off with big dreams of all that I could say and share, but I lost my momentum somewhere between my third and fourth posts. I’ve never written a fifth post on my personal blog. My failed attempt has given me something really important,…

buyer's remorse

3 Ways to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse When Shopping

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If you find shopping for your family increasingly difficult then you’re not alone, research from Coredata and Choosi showed 90% of Aussies find shopping choices more overwhelming than ever. When you’re buying for yourself, the home and the little ones it’s easy to end up coming home with something you…

postnatal depression

Postnatal depression – Outgrowing the shame

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In December 2012 my husband and I welcomed our first son into our lives and we fell in love all over again. We loved each other more deeply. We appreciated each other more. We connected on a whole new level. Unfortunately, we also fought more. We fought because we were…

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…