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Review Of The Dyson V6 Absolute Handstick Vacuum Cleaner

19 January, 2016
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Disclaimer : This awesome invention was given to me to review on this blog.  So I did.  I reviewed it so hard I did the wrong thing and broke it .. I had to call the Dyson Helpline.  I was embarrassed and devastated that I had I broken the latest love of my life.  But guess what? .. they were awesome.  The lady on the phone trouble shooted the hell out of my problem and sent me a new part…

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The Daily Recovery

13 January, 2016

You may have been wondering where I have been this year … Maybe you hadn’t heard that I had decided to focus blogging efforts on something a little different, a new space for me. A place very different to Modern Mummy Mayhem. I had started to resent the feeling that I was under the Mummy Blogger umbrella and as much as I know I have touched many hearts via this blog, being a Mum is such a small part of the…

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2 Fabulous Kids Christmas Books [Book Review]

24 December, 2015
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We have been reading a fair few newly released Christmas books at bedtime this month.  The hype of the big man in the red suit is HUGE in our house. I personally believe reading Christmas stories and singing christmas songs of an evening with the kids is actually better than every single fairy light hanging out on houses and tacky tinsel in shopping centres.  It not only feels good..it creates magic! Here are our favourites from Scholastic (gifted to us) :…

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Stuff I Did This Year

18 December, 2015
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I had a very interesting year this year.  Possibly the hardest personally ever and you know what .. ?  I hope it bloody made me stronger cause something good must always come out of stuff so tricky! So here it is .. stuff I did this year : Stared into space from my couch for a good couple of months.  Which is really weird because you can’t actually see space from my couch. Always began my day working in my pjs…

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Stuff I Would Like For Christmas A List For My Kids

3 December, 2015
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Dearest Little Darlings, Below is a list of stuff I would like for Christmas.  I think you will note there is something for all budgets on this list and should see that we are both happy on Christmas Day. Please note when thieving from your Father’s wallet to fund any/all of these gifts be careful not to be caught.  And if you are .. tell him you are donating to charity.  He need not know that it’s his Wife’s charity…

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5 Health Benefits Of Coffee

1 December, 2015
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1st of December Every Year

30 November, 2015
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It’s always today every year that I am reminded of a two things. Firstly, its my consistent inability to cut the correct amount of wrapping paper for gifts.  This issue lasts until about Christmas Eve, where I manage to master it on the last gift I wrap. Secondly, it reminds me of what it was like on the 1st of December 2002. The day I become a Mum. It was a  frigging hot day.  I think at worst the thermometer hit…

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How To Get Your Home Market-Ready

27 November, 2015
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The Snide Christmas Guide ~ For Him

20 November, 2015
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First off the ranks in my very special Christmas Gift Guide For Him is something for the hipsters.  You know the one’s with the beards.  Initially I was giving the Black Coffee a big head nod but then I saw the Bushranger !  Now that sounds like the sort of scent you want on ya bearded man. Bit of excitement maybe? As long as it isn’t the scent of 2 weeks in the bush, dead possum sort of smell. Order…

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I Didn’t Mean That Sort Of Long Black

4 November, 2015
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Dear Blog Followers (the devoted handful of you) Remember that time last week when I was complaining about how Nat from MILE made me the shortest long black in the entire universe? Here is the video if you missed it.   I stated back then that I only do LOONNNNG BLACKS. Meaning coffee of course. What else would you think I meant? Well this short conversational video landed me in a little bit of hot water due to the possible innuendo…

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MILE Business Retreat

30 October, 2015
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I have been a little AWOL  from the blog this week. For those who follow me on social media you will be well informed as to why.  For those of you that don’t, let me just lay a few words out that will have you green with envy. Retreat.  Byron Bay. Yes I had the pleasure of taking part in the MILE Business Retreat with the very successful girls from Make It Look Easy. For 4 luxurious days we lived and breathed…

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Magpie Therapy

23 October, 2015
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For weeks now I have struggled with getting Lil D to Kindy.  It started off with an ‘I don’t want to go Mum’ and slowly escalated day by day to what happened yesterday. A full blown assertion of 4 year old will about not entering the Kindergarten grounds. Which was fine with me.  Who wants a kid that does as his told.. thought no parent ever. So no, it wasn’t exactly fine with me that he was screaming liking a Banshie and…

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4 Tips For Buying Property On A Budget

19 October, 2015
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When Something Breaks

15 October, 2015
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You know when something you own breaks and you immediately look at it to see if you can fix it? You know how you gather up the broken pieces and try to put them all back together? If it’s something that means a lot to you, searching for all the broken pieces to place them all back together can become a mission. Often it’s hard to think about anything else other than your precious broken thing. Especially if no matter…

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When You Give Too Much

12 October, 2015
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This post has been brewing for a while now.  It’s one I wasn’t ever going to tackle as it comes from a place inside of me that is so bitter I feel guilty for indulging it. But after the day I have had, it needs to be said. About a year ago now, myself  and another person were at the sharp end of some bullying to do with a certain Christmas party we were organising.  It wasn’t to the liking of…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey [Book Review]

9 October, 2015
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      Hey there guys.  Would you like a banana? What’s wrong with you.  Brian?  You’re a piranha.’ The latest book from best-selling author Aaron Blabey, Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas is one has quickly become a favourite in our house. Brian the piranha loves bananas but Brian’s friends aren’t happy he loves bananas and try to show him what piranhas are meant to enjoy eating. This hilarious story, complete with awesome illustrations begins with a belly giggles and ends with…

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Fashion & Beauty

On Getting Your Skin To Glow

7 October, 2015
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I have had pretty rubbish skin for about 6 months now. I put it down to stress, lack of sleep, diet, hormones and my possible return to my teen years complete with awkward midlife facial hair and wrinkles.  Maybe it was all of the above and my trialling of all sorts of beauty products to clear up that acne that caused the acne to get worse and me to lose my glow.  Who knows. What I do know is that when…

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School Holiday Psychosis

2 October, 2015
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  My school holiday psychosis occurred for the first time ever these September school holidays.  I think the dynamics in my children have changed with age (now 4, 10 and almost 13) and my god it took all my strength to not request a stay in a special facility somewhere. I guess attempting to work from home whilst having all 3 home with me was always going to push me over the edge .. but you know me, if I…

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How Long Will I Love You

30 September, 2015
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    When I was a little girl I wasn’t an aggressive child, opinionated or naughty …but if someone pissed me off, namely my parents I would bust out what my Mother still calls the death stare. I would stand as still as I could locking my dark eyes on the individual without a blink channelling every bit of hate inside of me into them, in a ploy to smash their hearts into a thousand pieces. Because I was close…

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All Things School From 2Kool4Skool

30 September, 2015
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We were gifted a lovely package from 2Kool4Skool so that we could review and share our findings with you. I have always had a love hate relationship with school lunch boxes.  Whenever I thought I had found the right one for my kids, it either didn’t stand the test of time or didn’t turn out to be as functional as I had first thought.  Of late we have been reviewing the 2kool4skool lunch and snack stuff range and straight up I…

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5 Apps That Can Really Improve Your Sleep

23 September, 2015
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This is a sponsored post.   From apps that help you relax to those that monitor your sleep cycle, a little technology can go a long way in assisting you catch the right amount of ‘Z’s. As with most areas of the app market, sleep assist technology abounds, but here is the lowdown on five that can help you reach and stay in the land of nod. A Good Night’s Rest The average adult requires seven-and-a-half to nine hours of…

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Mumma’s Time Out and The September Motor-Mouth-Athon.

22 September, 2015
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Now I am not going to mention which one of my children caused me to place myself in ‘time out’ this evening, but I am pretty sure if you hear in 10 years time that one of my kids is taking the stage at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival YOU WILL FIGURE IT OUT. This child has never been ordinary.  Not ever.  She has done it her way always.  Arrived 14.5 days late at a whopping 9 pounds 1 ounce in a…

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Being Fearless And Then Realising You Suck At It

20 September, 2015
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Sometimes you go into things without considering a negative fallout. Or you do consider it and simply decide you’re strong enough to handle it. If it ever happens. But it won’t because you are you and you never not succeed at something you put your head into. You’re stubborn and when something means so much to you there is not a part of you that won’t give it all you have. You’re fearless. Being fearless actually makes you feel stronger…

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