I’m pretty sure that our trip to Disney on Ice last year was one of the highlights of Tully’s young life. The princess dresses, the merchandise, the princesses on ice skates, the Disney songs. It was the closest she will be getting to Disneyland for the foreseeable future! She still talks about it and is so excited to go again this year to Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival.
I remember my first sleepover vividly. I was 9 years old and it was a school friend. Nice house, nice parents, nice friend.
It just wasn’t my house.
Cheesecake is one of my favourite things to make, and red velvet is my very favourite cake so combining them into this Thermomix red velvet cheesecake recipe is one of the best things that has ever happened to me lol! Cheesecakes are one of the easiest desserts to make and are always a winner I find.
This year Mother’s Day will be very different for me. In the past, the usual Mother’s Day morning consisted of an attempted sleep in, hearing pulls of sticky tape and rustles in the kitchen as my daughter and husband prepared to greet me with a gift and a homemade card. Hearing giggles as she cracked the eggs making me breakfast in bed and being woken by a duo calling out ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’
Mothers become mothers when we see 2 lines on a test. We fall in love with our embryo at first sight. We love and nurture our ever growing bellies and talk to it like it was already in our arms.
We go through hours of labour, pain, blood and shit; and we finally get a look at your precious face. Your cry makes us cry and our world changes forever.
I’ve been following the whole eyelash extension trend with some interest for quite some time, but was always a little turned off by the horror stories – like when people’s eyes end up burning and itching or their lashes all stick together. EEPPPP! I have enough on my plate people – I don’t need to pay someone my hard earned dollars to end up having swollen, itchy sticky eyes – no thanks!
But then one day, as though the beauty gods shone their #beautyhack light on me when I was compiling my list for the ‘Look After Yourself’ Challenge, I came across the @lashesbysamantha Instagram page, and I was converted! I HAD to make this happen. I mean seriously – who wouldn’t be won over by the promise of never having to worry about mascara and loads of makeup again! (Just between you and me – I am not exactly gifted when it comes to applying makeup – so I was counting on this to save me the hassle!).
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NITS! The word alone is enough to make you start scratching your head like a crazy person. They are the bane of every parent’s existence and come part and parcel with kids.
Nits come home regularly from school and daycare, travelling on a highway of pigtails, school hats and dirty little heads all pushed together in the playground. It doesn’t matter how clean your child is or how often you wash and brush their hair- some kids are just little nit magnets. Like my children!
April is Autism Awareness Month and we continue with our series. This week we are focusing on self care…
What is sanity when you have a child on the spectrum?
I ask because these special children can be very difficult to manage, especially if/when you haven’t yet been able to translate their individual language and implement effective strategies. You live your life on high alert as you work hard to meet their needs and cope with frequent meltdowns. By necessity, your definition of sanity needs to be an ever-changing, flexible thing that moves according to what is happening on any given day. On some days, you can feel like you’ll explode if it continues for a second longer, and on other days it’s positively blissful by comparison, even when everything seems to be going wrong!
Confession Time: I’ve been feeling a bit ‘Watevs’ the last few months. And by ‘Watevs’ I mean when it comes to how I feel about myself, the only thing I can muster in the one second of the day that I have to check myself in the mirror to make sure I’m not covered in food/boogers/vomit/poo before I step out the door, all I have time for is ‘Watevs’.
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We know we have a lot of pet lovers here so this one is for you guys! We have partnered with paralysis tick and flea treatment, Bravecto, and Dr Katrina Warren, to bring you the ultimate puppy prize pack!