Am I not pretty enough…?

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. She was the typical ‘dolled’ up little girl – dressed all […]

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 […]

Ermagherd…need to unflab the arse!

Almost eight weeks postpartum and I’ve decided it’s about time to do something about this baby weight I’ve gained. I’ve had a few people tell me to wait, enjoy the food and don’t put pressure on myself, but summer is just around the corner and I want to feel that confidence again so I can […]

A world beyond worlds at Oz ComicCon

Avatar, Batman, Harry Potter, Jedi Knights…I was surrounded by hundreds of them this weekend at one of the country’s biggest science fiction, fantasy and pop culture exhibitions in the country – Oz ComicCon. Despite being a mad Xena and Hercules fan, along with other shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, it was […]

I have nunchaku and WILL use them in the zombie apocalypse

If you haven’t caught National Geographic Channel’s show Doomsday Preppers, then you need to get Foxtel just for that. Although the people featured in it give off a slight sense of cray cray, it makes for fantastic television and actually, some quirky and smart ideas to prepare your family and friends for the end of […]

“Are you crazy?! Who DOES that?!”

Earlier this month, I came home to an exceedingly wonderful surprise; as I pushed the button to open my garage door, there in my parking spot was a brand new, jet black Trek hybrid road bike – courtesy of my loving husband. As I played briefly with my toy, squealing with delight and flicking the […]

An ode to the memories…albeit rather demented

A few weeks ago as I was trolling through childhood photos at my parents’ place to find a picture of me and my old best friend for a previous post Where is my Nadia?, I came across some hilariously cute prints of myself at pre-primary age. So mum and I thought it would be ideal […]

Where has our right to feel safe gone?

This week the Australian public and its media sources have gone haywire over the disappearance and recently found woman Jill Meagher and in the last few days I’ve heard harrowing stories in the social media world of Aussie women who have faced frightening situations that risked their safety. For my non-Aussie colleagues, one week ago […]

Is the “nanny state” of Australia babysitting homosexuality?

It boggles my mind in all directions to hear there are still people in today’s day and age who stand up against marriage equality, mainly those who use a government view point as their defence. Growing up in a liberal household where I could be who I wanted to be and was taught to accept […]

No more fizzle in your shizzle – NUDIES!

My husband and I will be celebrating 13 years together next month, a time so long ago begun when we were young, in love and dreaming the big dreams. Long lasting relationships can sometimes fizzle and many find themselves in a rut of supreme comfort – it’s just easier to sit together on the couch […]