I’m Not An Over-Sharer

I admirer “over-sharers” and I can see how many  find them empowering. I’m not an over sharer though. Because I’m cautious of what my kids would want on the Internet in years to come. There have been times when I was going to stop posting them at all and I am still conflicted about this. […]

The World Is Predictable In Times Of Tragedy

Devastating news about last night in Orlando. To me, it seems this is the world we live in: •A place where trans people entering bathrooms is seen as a threat to safety but the “freedom” to buy guns and even military assault rifles is not. •Where the only thing keeping society safe is whether or […]

I’m Happy That I’m Not Pregnant

“I’m SO happy that I’m not pregnant!” -said no one on the Internet ever. Because to many in society this still appears to be selfish. It appears to rub it in the face of people that can’t or struggle to have children that often sacrifice all their emotional energy, finances, health and even relationships to […]

My Kids Talked To The Person At The Fence

The other day Liam and I were given a reality check. I’m on holidays at the moment but can’t stop playing it over in my head. We were in the front garden of our home which has a very high fence with a gate that my children can’t reach but an adult can easily open. We […]

My Fanny

Note: I use the word “fanny” in this often. If you are from places such as the USA, the word fanny is used to talk about vaginas in Australia. Not bums.  It is fairly often that people cry out “oh you are so politically correct” to me. Usually I eye roll and couldn’t careless because I […]

Why The Surprise over Asian-Australians?

To people coming to Australia. I have an issue I need to get off my chest. I of course know this is does not apply to all of you and you may think I’m sensitive, but I am constantly shocked by the amount of people who come to Australia and have to point out how […]

Mother Nature Isn’t Always A Kind Mother When It Comes To Childbirth

I am nearly 3 years post my most recent birth. And it still makes me grit my teeth when I hear the debate about natural birth vs hospital intervention/pain relief/c-section. When I had my son I had a vaginal birth. No drugs. Small tear. Didn’t poo. Sex 4 weeks postpartum (which actually wasn’t recommended but […]

Don’t Tell Me One Of My Kids Is Your Favourite

Please, please, please, pleeeease don’t tell me when one of my children is your “favourite.” You stab me in the heart when you do so. Though I put my life out there (like so many mothers in this day and age) it was never my intention that my children may be up against each other. […]

Freeing The Nipple Of Its Little Balls

When I was a young adult, I had the deep desire to do something to my body. I wanted to get a tattoo but I had already gone and done that at just the legal age of 18 and 2 weeks old (my mum was so proud – not) and I knew the regret of […]

“Delete and Block” to Racism Around Me

I have come to realise how privileged I am in the last 2 days. I mean, I have always known I was lucky but the last 2 days have highlighted it for me even more so. After posting a few of my views on Aboriginal rights in this country, I have received quite a lot […]

I Find Your Fascinator Sadistic

I know what I am about to say is an unpopular opinion in Australia and I am just about to be dismissed as a greenie or radical vego or perhaps, “un-Australian” (oh I bloody hate that word.) So watch as I tread lightly so I don’t immediately lose 90% of Australian readers of this article. […]

The Island of Acceptance

When I arrived on Gili Trawangan Island and realised that I needed to cover up due to the huge amount of horses here (of which I am anaphylactic) I was very worried the locals here may think I was being culturally insensitive. The Island is populated predominately by Muslim people and there is a mosque […]