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How not to be scared of your boobs

Have you heard or read the statistics around breast cancer lately? Holy dooley Batman! It's staggering! I bet if you allowed yourself to sit in those statistics for a while, you'd end up being shit scared of the two boobies sitting on your chest right now too. The...

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The one thing you need to HAVE IT ALL.

The life of an adult these days is nothing short of bombardment of inadequacy. Social media is pumping daily with meaningful quotes, inspirational messages and pick-me ups. Many of us look at them and nod, click the like button, share on our Pinterest account and...

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When your child panics

I am the eldest child in my family and the eldest of a generation on one branch of my family tree. I was brought up in the 70s by very young parents who gave me the responsibility of looking after my younger sister when I was eight years old. I remember my sister...

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Emotional Strength : A case study

You may recall my blog from a couple of weeks ago where I was going postal about this time of the year and how issues are always created when we need a hand with looking after our children so that we can attend functions. You can read it here if you want to get a...

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Chronicles of a People Pleaser

The roads were flooded, there was no way of getting back to the city in a normal car, it had to be in a bus to get everyone back to school. The air was thick with humidity and excitement that there was a legitimate reason to not be back at school on time. As she took...

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Why Christmas AND family can pop veins

The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming. Does this time of year have you jumping with glee or do you start to prepare your emotional cave to get ready for you to hibernate because you have to spend time with family or navigate getting out of having to spend...

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Why it’s time to open minds with Dementia

Dementia... it's nasty and it's horrible and a really cruel way for someone to die. I saw my Grandad go through it, and visiting him in the RSL home he lived in, having lunch with him at a table of people aged from 65 - 88 having a grand old conversation about...

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Family Schmam-ly

I would like to think I am an interesting person. I have had many life experiences and met many interesting people in my life. I have met those that I've looked at in awe and said "I want to be like them when I grow up", I still have those times, and at 43, I don't...

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Why blaming a voiceless option is the problem

The aftermath of the Melbourne Cup is being felt today ~ have you been reading about it?. The one day the country comes together for a bit of fun and has been since 1861, and I will add here that I am a direct descendant of the chap who owned Archer way back then, so...

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Why family isn’t all that and a bag of chips

Right now I am so grateful I have a blog and can type like a demon because I'm so angry I could spit chips. What's the angriest you have ever been? I only have one moment that I can remember way back to when I was a teenager and my sister was carrying on about...

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Why funny is in mourning

Can you imagine being the resident funny person for millions of people? The pressure of living up to expectations to be funny every living waking moment of every living day? I was in the shower this morning when my husband came in and told me the news and he said...

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Why multitasking kills perfectly good cookware

Let me be perfectly frank and honest, I am one of those persons that takes a while to cop the tip. Now, don't get me wrong, I do operate from a place of awareness and can get messages pretty quick. Apparently after yesterday, I need to revise that to 'gets part of the...

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