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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…

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…

The Guide to Finding Yourself Again

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There is a generation of women who feel as if they are coming last in every aspect of their lives. Their days are filled with the heaviness of looking after everyone else. The concept of self-care or ‘me time’ feels like a cruel luxury only celebrities and the Instagram It-Girls…

Don’t be a martyr

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Martyrs drive me nuts. But I have a confession to make: I may be the worst of them. (I even made myself sick with it last year.) Some people think mother comes from the word martyr and that, as a result, we are somehow politically required to crucify ourselves every…

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My kid hates taking medicine: A guide

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A peril of parenting I wasn’t expecting was the battle that was to come should my child require medication for any reason when they’re ill. I mean, you read about it, it’s not actually a secret that some kids dislike taking medicines. It was just one of those things that…