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how to be a happy mum

How to be a happy mum

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The best thing you can do for your kids is to be a happy mum. But to do so you have to make yourself a priority. Relationship experts would argue that the order should be self, marriage and then kids. If you put yourself last too often you can end…

supernatural books

Books we like: The supernatural edition

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Who doesn’t like a supernatural read that transports you out of reality and into their world? It is escapism at its best. These supernatural books are really good at that. The Peculiar series by Ransom Riggs– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the first book in this series, is going…

Nanna nap

Why you need a Nanna Nap now!

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Sleeping has got to be my favourite past time. And how good is a Nanna nap? I hate to think how many hours sleep I have lost since having kids… I haven’t needed an alarm clock since my eldest was born almost 10 years ago, and I haven’t been able to…

Foodie tour of The Rocks

Foodie Fridays in The Rocks

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I recently spent a fabulously indulgent day sampling the gourmet delights of The Rocks in Sydney. The HC team had been invited to take part in a ‘sampler’ foodie tour, but Kris was unable to make it so I invited my friend Lee to come along as my date. Its crazy how…

What to do after a girls’ only holiday

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So, you’ve left your family behind with your children presumably in the care of your partner (though my husband has outsourced this to grandparents on occasion) while you indulge yourself in some sans-children living. Where going to the toilet happens by yourself. Where you can use your phone freely without…

How to dress to impress

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While active wear has become increasingly acceptable in almost any social situation there are unfortunately still a few occasions in life when your yoga pants just can’t cut it. When it’s time to pull out the big guns and dress to impress we are often left in a tearful, clothes…