Am I not pretty enough…?

Not my baby.

Not my baby.

Last week I attended a community playgroup; a small one where only seven or eight new mums attended. As my own nine month old played with sparkly, shiny things and rattles, I noticed a particular baby girl on the other side of the mat.

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Mama in a bubble

Me, my mum and my daughter…three generations

Me, my mum and my daughter…three generations

This Mother’s Day will be my very first as a mum and even though I’ve only been on this whirlwind adventure for eight months, I feel like I have gained the most life experience and given the most amount of love to a single person in that short period of time than any other in my life.

There are so many things my daughter has taught me, it’s hard to compile a list and I know that once I start, I’ll find it hard to put that pen down. The learning, I suppose, began as soon as I fell pregnant – what I learned about my body and how it was creating another human being was insurmountable. Nothing could prepare me for the nine months of carrying her, despite all the advice and reassurance from friends, family, books and the internet – from why I was an emotional wreck to learning what my unborn baby’s hiccups felt like.

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Best Australian Blogs

It’s that time of year again! The past year has been a whirlwind of events and I would love to celebrate it by asking you all to vote for my blog in the upcoming Best Australian Blogs competition for 2014 in the People’s Choice category.

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It just doesn’t get better than this

Blood thirsty zombies, a leather-clad Batman, Chewbacca dressed to the nines and an almost life-like Bumblebee from Transformers; if it’s possible to get a better calibre of dedicated cosplay fans at an Australian venue, then I’d say you’re lying because this year’s Oz ComicCon in Perth was a fantasy, sci-fi, comic book and costume lovers […]

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Zombies and psychopaths

If you’re a Walking Dead fan, like me, you’d have watched this week’s latest episode (season four), The Grove, and it may have left you wide eyes and open mouthed with the decisions and actions made by characters Carol and Tyreese.

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I thought I was strong enough…I guess not

When I heard the news, I was ecstatic. My favourite actress was coming to Australia and I wanted to be front and centre at where she was going to be in early April…Lucy Lawless at Supanova! But I’m in Perth; she’d be in Melbourne. So without even giving it a second thought, I purchased my […]

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Whether you breastfeed or formula feed, a mama just can’t win

I’m totally pissed off. So I’m out having lunch at a cafe the other day with a friend, a nice outing I always look forward to. I get to see a friend, me and bubs get to get out of the house, have a nice lunch and coffee…I love it. But this one time, I […]

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No one covers single motherdom when it comes to getting back on track

By no means am I calling myself a single mum; I have a loving husband who does everything for me and his almost five month old daughter, and who works extremely hard for us to have everything we need and want. But working away in a town 1186 kilometres from Perth a few weeks at […]

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No WA shark cull – we are the voices

One of the most controversial topics already creeping its head in early 2014 is Western Australia’s shark baiting program – and in my opinion, oh boy does the WA Government have it wrong. Today, more than 6000 protestors gathered at iconic Cottesloe Beach to voice their outrage at Premier Colin Barnett and his ‘culling’ program, […]

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Being a FIFO mum makes me stronger than ever

If there’s one experience in my life that I would consider one of the most difficult, most challenging and yet the most fulfilling it’s being a mum. But not just any mum. I’m a new mum, with a four month old, and my husband works up north as a fly in, fly out worker (FIFO) […]

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