Soup’d up! My week on the ‘soup diet’.

I did it, I caved and decided to do the soup diet. For those of you who don’t know, which I guess would be most of you, in September 2015 I started a weight loss program. The program I used was Michelle Bridges 12WBT and one day I will give you my thoughts on her…

Our sea change

Around three years ago (give or take…lets be honest, my concept of time is pretty poor), my husband and I decided to take the life changing step and become investment property owners. Between you and me, I felt like we weren’t grown up enough to take such a huge step, but we both agreed it…

Dear America 

Dear America,  It was around 18 months ago (give or take) that I heard this funny story that Donald Trump, the guy that hosted that reality tv show “The Apprentice” and who propelled our Jennifer Hawkins from Aussie cheerleader to Miss Universe, was going to run for President of the United States of America. “Haha…

A beginner’s guide to a snow trip 

  One of the great Aussie traditions (well, for us NSW’ers) is to pack up the car, and drive many many hours south to where the snow sometimes falls and is topped up with great big snow making machines. All so we can slide down some snow covered hills on slippery poles that are attached…

A month without Nutella – a memoir. 

Not so long ago, I developed an unhealthy relationship with Nutella. We got together every night. Sometimes we’d have a threesome and invite wine along. Sometimes strawberries, but more often than not it was just the two of us. I had grand plans for baking amazing creations with the key ingredient being Nutella, but then…

Take my advice…

Sometimes I look back on the advice I was given before having a baby, and I think to myself “God. Why didn’t you people actually give me some useful freakin’ advice?!” Seriously. You’ve had kids. Surely you’ve got more than “sleep when the baby sleeps” and “make your cup of tea BEFORE you sit down…

Orlando…

Today I went to a client’s house. She’s a 90 year old lady and my job with her today was to assist her with getting dressed and helping her apply some creams to her legs. Pretty stock standard job, nothing complicated or overly fancy. But it was one of the most heart wrenching and emotional…

Know better, do better. 

When I was younger I used to love playing mortal combat, the street fighter one where you just press a whole bunch of buttons and just go crazy and your little street fighter goes mental and jumps up and down and throws fire and shit. Well they don’t throw actual shit…from what I can recall….

Surprise! Fiji! 

Approximately six weeks ago, my husband and I decided that it has been too long between Fiji trips and we must head over at our earliest possible opportunity. We had our wedding anniversary coming up and the husband had already booked in holidays, so why not! I jumped online and Expedia had an offer at…

Feminism and raising girls.

The other day, or week, or month, (when I started writing this it said “yesterday” but it’s been a while) my husband and I were watching the Oscars. (Yay for Leo)! Anyway, my husband casually mentioned that he was watching a news report recently that said that approximately 80% of movie directors are males. Then…

Do you even parent? 

  The newest phenomenon in parenting that I have recently come across is “gentle parenting.” When I had my first daughter in 2010 it was all about “attachment parenting” and with my second daughter it was all about baby wearing and being “crunchy” and with baby number 3, we have “gentle parenting.”  So what is…

To my last baby, as we approach your first birthday. 

You are my final baby. Well my final planned baby anyway, rest assured that if another does happen to come along, it shall forever be known as our whoopsie baby. Anyway, stop side tracking me!  I am laying here, feeding you. You are asleep, your chubby little hand on my chest and your legs curled…