Why I am all for Halloween in Australia

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There are issues that divide this nation.
 Which way the toilet paper roll should be hung.  Whether the toothpaste should be squeezed from top or bottom.  Whether the toilet seat should be left up or down.  Okay, maybe these are issues that just divide my household.

But there is one topic that comes around this time of year guaranteed to polarise opinion: HALLOWEEN Read more

Owning it does not mean you’re a wanker

I still remember the first time I did it. 

My heart was beating loudly in my chest, my cheeks were flushed and burning. I double checked the spelling in #everydaystyle & @stylingyou and hit SHARE. I had just posted a photo of the outfit I was wearing on Instagram. For the rest of the day, all I could think was, “Does everyone think that I’m a wanker?”
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Valuing Motherhood

Baby and Calf - photo credit Robyna MayWhat do you do?   It’s an innocuous question.  An icebreaker. Something we say.

It’s not generally a request for a persons complete CV.  Yet, that’s how I answer that question.   I am at home at the moment on maternity leave but I will be back at work next year.  I did manage IT and knowledge for a law firm, but managing a big team with children wasn’t ideal so I have moved into more of a consultative role.

It’s only recently that I have started asking myself why I do this.  What am I really saying is: I am a mum, and that’s fun and all, but I am also an intelligent, successful person with a career.  I am actually quite smart and valuable.  And you aren’t going to see me that way if I only tell you the mum bit. Read more

World Mental Health Day & Motherhood

Today is World Mental Health Day and it got me thinking about a fridge magnet.

My friend’s fridge is littered with the usual family paraphernalia.   Amidst the kids’ schedules, the artwork, the wedding ‘save the dates’ and the birthday invitations, there is this:

Insanity is hereditary Read more