Why I run away once a year

by I run away. Just once a year, just for a night. I personally make a point of booking a night away in the city. I go on my own—YES ON MY OWN—without hubby or children, and I splurge on luxury – […]

Because I’m a queen

by This week I wanted to talk about the meaning behind a tattoo I got last year: it reads, “Because I’m a queen.” I get a lot of different reactions to this tattoo – some people think it’s awesome, some people think […]

Create your own Good News Channel

by In light of actress, Noni Hazelhurst’s recent plea for the media to focus on good news stories that inspire others, I’d like to promote the positive role we can all play by recognising and sharing the good news in our own […]

Raising Bella

by My name is Bella. I am excited to be in Grade 1 and make friends with you. I am autistic. Being autistic means something different for everyone, but for me it means that I see, hear and feel things a lot […]

In an instant, everything changed …

by Standing in the shower one Friday morning, Val Davison felt a lump on her breast. Although she wasn’t overly concerned, she mentioned it to her best friend Jude and her husband. “They were both more alarmed than I was, and said […]

Social media flamed my anxiety

by I was checking my Facebook notifications for work and decided to have a quick squiz at the news feed. One photo sent a wave of emotions through me. It was of a girl from high school having a merry time sharing […]

Being thin will solve all my problems…

by Myjanne Jensen interviews Jenn Hand—food coach, creator of Healing From Within and founder of www.jennhand.com –  a full-service boutique that offers coaching and an online program that enables women to transform their relationship with food, weight, body, and eating. Jenn knows […]

Rochelle Courtenay: share the dignity

by If there’s one thing that every woman can relate to, it’s the reality that getting your period every month can sometimes be inconvenient, awkward, and just a bit icky. But imagine if you were living on the streets, experiencing extreme poverty […]

One hour to myself – magic!

by This week we rounded our fifth week with our little darling, Minnie-Jane, and I finally managed to get approximately one hour to myself. I’m not going to lie – it was amazing! In fact, since that hour of freedom, I have […]

Wow, this is a workout

by It’s been a long time since I pointed a toe, stood in first position and donned a tutu. But don’t be alarmed reader; I haven’t subjected any member of the public to that spectacle. Instead, I tried a workout at Xtend […]

Crafting for health

by By Imogen from Crave for Crafts: My Mum sent me an article from the New York Times on the health benefits of knitting and crocheting. Mum is always sending me articles and I love getting them, knowing she has hand picked […]

Stay strong, you’re doing a great job mum

by Stay Strong Mummy! Yes, you… you’re doing a brilliant job. That’s the message from Kimberley Welman, creator of Stay Strong Mummy blog. “I don’t think mums can hear it enough,” Kimberley says. “Its’ a big job, the best job in the […]

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