Which Book Week mum are you?

admin / 11 August, 2018

It’s almost Book Week (17-24 August 2018) and with that comes the inevitable Book Week costume. While some Mums have been planning (and pinning) costume ideas since contacting books or completing Easter bonnets some months ago, others loathe the thought of coming up with something creative. I am not sure who gets more joy out of Book Week – the kid…

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Motherhood – chapter 1

I’m sure we could all write a book (or an entire series of books) about Motherhood – that is, if we were skilled authors. From sore nipples to exploding nappies, 48 hour labours and emergency caesars, controlled crying and co-sleeping (or no sleeping) – we all have a unique story to tell, yet we share so many of the same experiences. We…

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We are amazing

It’s International Women’s Day – the day we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The day we get decked out in our purple ribbons and shout to the rooftops about how amazing we are. Let’s face it, we are amazing! From carrying a child for up to (or even more than) nine months to delivering these…

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My other true love this Valentine’s Day

admin / 12 February, 2018

Valentine’s Day… the day of love. I remember the day when it was all flowers, chocolates and teddy bears…. Actually who am I kidding, no I don’t. My husband and I have never really celebrated Valentine’s Day. I am not really sure how we decided on that but we rarely acknowledge the day even exists. But as the florists fill with…

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Book club or friends who love books?

admin / 17 January, 2018

When a friend asked if I wanted to join a book club, I will be honest, I hesitated. I had this idea in mind that it would be a group of high-brow women talking about the latest Pulitzer Prize winning book while indulging in expensive wine and cheese. Looking back, I am not sure why I thought this because my…

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Here’s my New Year’s resolution…

admin / 31 December, 2017

It’s New Year’s Eve, the day when (if you’re anything like me) you commit to eating healthy, exercising for 30 minutes daily and being more organised. But we all know that after a week of salad and a Tupperware laden pantry, old habits kick in and we are back to square one. As I sit and reflect on 2017, I…

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Should I put an e-reader on my Christmas list?

admin / 13 December, 2017

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, my husband asked me what I would like. Initially I listed the usual perfume, pedicure and clothes but then had a longer think and considered an e-reader such as a Kindle or Kobo…. Being the researcher that I am, I thought I better list the pros and cons before adding it…

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Top five summer reads

admin / 26 November, 2017

The cicadas are sounding (and that Australian sport which involves a bat and ball has begun), the sun is shining and the nights are warm. Summer is here and Christmas holidays are just around the corner. It might be your one chance to kick back and read an entire book (preferably on a beach). Not sure what book/s to pack in…

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Mums – this is why you need to read books…

admin / 14 November, 2017

As I sit on the train on my commute home from work I look around; I would say most people are on their phone. Actually, I counted… 18 were on an electronic device (15 phones) and 5 people (including me were reading books or papers). But I distinctly remember a time, not that long ago, when most people would be…

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