5 FAB things about being pregnant

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We all know the pitfalls of being up the duff, sickness, fatigue and all the rest of those hideous symptoms…but what about the good stuff? Here we outline our top 5 benefits..apart from the obvious-the gorgeous bundle of joy you get at the end of it! If you love getting attention, then sister this is your time to shine, you … Read More

I don’t want my second born, to have second born syndrome!

erin and eddie

My beautiful baby Eddie came into the world in October and since then his sweet nature has blessed our lives. But there are some days that I feel like I don’t give him the attention he deserves. You see, Tornado Gus wakes up with a bang. He thrashes through the house, picking up every toy he owns. He yells, and … Read More

Being a good mum, makes me a crappy wife

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****GUEST POST**** In a previous life, before the arrival of my gorgeous… if not demanding… son and daughter, I was an excellent wife. The house was spotlessly clean, dinner was adventurous and at times extravagant, my hair, nails and clothes were impeccable, my bikini line was waxed to perfection and my sex drive would rival that of a 20-year old … Read More

My son wakes up crying

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  Hi mums, I have a question for you. My toddler wakes up from his lunchtime nap crying most days and it seems to take him ages to calm down and cheer up. He’s usually down for around 90 minutes. It’s awful that he seems so miserable and I’m wondering if there’s anything I can do to fix the problem? … Read More

Yummy Anzac Biscuits

anzacs

Anzac biscuits would have to be one of the most loved sweet treats out there. This recipe has been handed to us by the lovely Abby Lumsdaine… INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup of oats 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup plain flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 60 g butter 1 tablespoon golden syrup 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda METHOD Preheat oven to 160, … Read More

The 15 things I never imagined I’d be doing as a parent

monkey

There are a lot of things I expected to be doing as a mum to two boys, but there’s a heap that I never could’ve dreamed of. Here’s my list I’m really good at repairing things. Gus’ favourite soft toy just got his third open heart surgery tonight (it’s currently in recovery) I can recite the entire story of Goodnight … Read More

What I hope for my daughter

Briana and Sahara

The other day I was standing in front of the mirror, hurriedly putting on mascara, my mouth hanging slightly open as I strained forward in concentration, when I suddenly noticed two eyes watching my every move. My rosebud of a daughter Sahara! She was hanging in the baby carrier on my chest and I was in such a rush that … Read More

The Duchess and Me

kate middleton

Two obscure and, let’s face it, difficult to pronounce words… hyperemesis gravidarum. These two words have haunted me since I heard them back in December. I was eight weeks pregnant and my energy levels were at an all time low, the nausea was crippling, the dehydration was unbearable and I was shedding kilos. Pregnancy glow? None in sight. Instead I … Read More

Lovely Lasanga

lasanga

This is my favourite dish to make for the family, and it always goes down a treat! So here it is for you to make this weekend…hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do! INGREDIENTS 2 lamb shanks 1 can of butter beans 1 large jar of your favourite pasta sauce (I use Dolmio classic tomato) 2 garlic cloves … Read More

A new twist on an old do

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Are you sick of your boring old ponytail, but don’t have the time to spend styling your hair for an hour? Here are 3 fabulous new hairstyles to freshen up your look…and take no time at all! The Tousled Bun For a messy (but chic!) look, I suggest sticking with your natural texture and adding a texturizing spray (like tony … Read More