Top Ten Ways to be Awesome at Parenting

We are overwhelmed with an infinite supply of opinions and experiments and ideas on how to be an exceptional parent. So much advice, so many do’s and don’ts, so many rules. Between morning shows, the interwebs and entire bookstores dedicated to parenting […]

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The Disgusting reality of
Being a
Working Mum With
Sick Kids

Guest Post By Vanessa Thiele A disappointingly alcohol-free night, that was supposed to be dedicated to my business projects, was cut short because  Master three-and-a-half was doing an impersonation of an angry seal with this horrible chesty lurgy he had. Poor pet. […]

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Spending time in the house of calm

I spent the Christmas break with my extended family in Auckland for about three weeks. It was your typical Christmas. I drank loads, read books and got fat. Standard. But something else happened. I got to hang out with my sister in […]

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I Actually Find Parenting Really Easy

Yesterday a friend got in touch and sent me the most absurd message. “How do you keep it together and do so well as a mum?”

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What even is privilege?

The Real Housewives of Sydney is a show everyone loves to hate. One of the housewives, Nicole, tells the other housewives that she walks her children to the back of the aeroplane to show them the horrors of the peasants flying in economy […]

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The Day I
Finally Realised
That Having a Baby
Changed Me

When I was 24 years old, I made the obligatory trip over to the UK to have my “Australian in London” experience. I had set off with the same hopes that most Aussies and Kiwis do. Set myself up in London, work, […]

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A Healthy Dose of Mediocrity

Last Wednesday I celebrated International Women’s Day at an event put on by the fabulous crew at Champagne Cartel. They had a bunch of great speakers who all pretty much shared the same message…be yourself! It got me thinking back to the […]

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Namaste Bitches

I blame my dad. Ever since I was old enough to form memories, I can recall my father with his nose in a book. He read for knowledge, he read for pleasure, he read to pass the time. He would say ridiculously […]

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Trashbag Guide to Christmas

Christmas means so many things to so many people. For some it’s a challenge to see just how much you can piss off your best mate with an awful present. For others it’s a time to delight in the failings of family […]

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Letter To My Childless-Self

When I was living in Sydney I would go to the Archibald exhibition every year and gaze into the minds of brilliant artists through their portraiture. I will never forget one year when I stumbled across a forlorn teenage girl on a […]

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