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thoughts on being a mother and a plumber

I’m a Contradiction – Thoughts on Being a Mother and a Plumber

There was a time where I was anti-women getting into trades. I was an end-of-third year apprentice, had just finished my Diploma in Fashion Styling and I was about to […]

spring is here

August is Now a Memory, Spring is Going to be Fun

Last night as I was getting dinner ready, the girls were sitting at the kitchen bench, entertaining themselves by watching videos on the iPad. But they weren’t YouTube videos or […]

the last three weeks

The Last Three Weeks

The last three weeks have been incredibly busy for me. Let’s be honest, life is always busy! But whenever school holidays roll around, I always make a to-do list of […]

Phoebe's trolls party

Phoebe’s Trolls Party

We are a little obsessed with Trolls in our house. We listen to the Trolls soundtrack everyday – so much so, Phoebe knows the words to every song. Whenever she […]

holidays and end of an era

Holidays and Seasons

We’ve made it. We’ve finished the first semester of school and we’re officially on holidays. No more rushing to do two (sometimes three!) drop-offs for the next two weeks. No […]

all I want for mother's day the plumbette

All I Want For Mother’s Day

I love Mother’s Day. I love all celebrations through-out the year because they make me pause from my routine. They help me reflect on being grateful for what I have. […]

we lost our first baby bentley

We Had to Say Goodbye to Our First Baby – Bentley

The weekend gone has been a difficult one for me and the family. On Monday, which was a public holiday here in QLD, we had to say goodbye to our […]

unicorn toilet roll craft

Unicorn Toilet Roll Craft

If you recycle toilet rolls like I do for craft activities, you will love making this Unicorn Toilet Roll Craft. We go through a few toilet rolls each week. Not […]

easter holidays 2017

And That Was Easter Holidays 2017

And that was Easter holidays 2017. All over red rover for another year. I think cyclone Debbie put a dampener on Easter this year. The last two days of school […]

very bad moments

When Life has Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Moments

When I feel overwhelmed by my family and life in general, I like to watch a movie that reminds me I much prefer my crazy than someone else’s. I love […]

parties make the best childhood memories

Parties Make The Best Childhood Memories

I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve written a post about our family life. We’ve had so many busy – yet fabulous weekends catching up with family and friends. […]

australian animal cupcakes

Australian Animal Cupcakes For Australia Day

Australian Animal Cupcakes for Australia Day You know you’re in the full swing of the year when school starts and the Australia Day public holiday comes up. Usually the public […]

kids in the pool

Six Things You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Kids When in The Pool

Heading to the pool with three kids in tow is no relaxing feat. Gone are the days of taking a book to the pool and lazing back on the lounge […]

40 ways children change your house

40 Ways Your House Will Change Once You Have Kids

Kids. They are amazing creatures whom you love to the moon and back, but they can frustrate the heck out of you. And none of this frustration is EVER put […]

bad mum good mum

12 Reasons Why Being a Bad Mum Makes Me a Good Mum

On the weekend I headed to see the movie Bad Moms with a group of school mums who I just love hanging out with and getting to know. Let’s be […]

desires of your heart

The Desires of Your Heart as a Parent

At my old church, there were initiatives and events in place to get more women to connect with each other. To mainly get the older and younger women interacting with […]

my what big eyes you have

My, What Big Eyes You Have

This last weekend was one of the most enjoyable and productive weekends I have had in a long while. I recently cancelled swimming lessons just so we can have a […]

the modern day mum is stronger than she thinks

The Modern Day Mum is Stronger Than She Thinks

I don’t know how many times I have looked at the clock since becoming a mum and have willed those handles to spin a little faster. There have been many […]

The Unglamorous Mum is Beautiful

The Unglamorous Mum is Beautiful

Last Friday afternoon, I caught sight of myself in a mirror at Rockmans as I was heading to the change room to try on a pair of jeans and I […]

Mount Tamborine Day trip with kids

Mount Tamborine Day Trip With Kids

Yesterday, Jacob and I celebrated 11 years of marriage. The weather on the day was quite similar to what we had on our special day all those years ago. We […]

Mother's Day Gift ideas for the tradie

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Tradie and DIY Mum #HIT

With Mother’s Day a little under 3 weeks away, now is the time to start thinking about possible gifts for the mum in your life. I’m a girly girl and […]

a life of no regrets

A Life of no Regrets

Have you ever shared how ridiculous a particular situation is to a friend to find that they think it’s crazy too but their predicament is actually worse than yours and […]