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When All You Wish For Is For Them To Sleep

16 September, 2015
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And then out of the blue they do. Because they’re sick. This post goes out to all the parents out there with kids struck down with the dreaded lurgie right now. It’s tough hey? Stay strong and well yourself. Not only do our hearts break for them as we try so hard to mend their little bodies but we have to also keep house, jobs, other kids and not try exhaust ourselves. Gah. I have sucked at it this week.…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Sleep

11 September, 2015
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This is a sponsored post.   As you may well very know, I have battled with sleep this year.  It is like my nemesis.  What I have personally found helpful is to have  great sleep hygiene.   A good night’s sleep is the bedrock for a good day. It helps you focus better, helps your body recover from sickness and physical exertion, and makes you less likely to be snappy and snarky.   Many things (including children) can have a huge impact…

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A Dirty Plumber, Our God Children And Big Love

8 September, 2015
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There is a Brisbane plumber out there today with his head in a toilet wondering what the hell happened to him last Sunday night. It sounds melodramatic and maybe I will once again embellish some details but basically there is a Brisbane plumber out there right now wondering how the hell he drew the short straw to be sat next to me at the Wedding of Lord and Lady Schluter. You see it all started off pleasant.  Usual kind introductions…

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Queen Of Pulling It All Together And Other Crazy

7 September, 2015
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As you know, Lord Rice and I attended Lady Nat’s wedding last Sunday at the awfully fabulous Stamford Hotel in Brisbane. It wasn’t without a few hiccups as you would expect .. because you know…no event where Gayels and Lord Rice attend is without some drama, screaming and foot stomping.  On my behalf. So let me start at the beginning of Sunday.  We slept in.  I demanded Lord Rice get up by 10 am and make me a coffee because I…

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I thought to myself ~ a story about being a mother who knows her child best.

3 September, 2015
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Prior to his birth people would assert on us their opinions on his boy bits.  On whether they would require surgery shortly after his arrival ‘so they were more socially acceptable … and clean.’ As in circumcision. I thought to myself, if my effing body grew that piece of skin .. then it was staying on him.  I had no right what so ever to assault him.  However people thought it ok to assault me with their views. *insert eye roll…

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Getting Your Spring Time Fabulous On

1 September, 2015
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Today my calendar tells me it’s spring.  The weather hasn’t read the meme though.  I still have my fireplace going and thick winter socks on.  But give it a month and I will be complaining that I have sweaty bits going on and that I am not looking forward to summer.  So alas.. one must always be happy with no matter what the weather and how better to do that than with a little bit of online shopping. So allow…

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5 Reasons To Buy A Common Car

31 August, 2015
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This is a sponsored post. Common, popular, mass-produced cars: nice enough to look at, reliable for day-to-day driving, and the most frequent vehicle that passes you by on the road. Whatever you have previously been using to get from A to B, it may be time to consider filling your garage or parking space with one of these models. There are some great reasons this machine is so popular – in fact, there are many reasons why you should buy a common…

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Brag

30 August, 2015
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After what has been a positively hideous experience starting yesterday with what I believe was me withdrawing from the anti anxiety meds I have been taking (to keep me all unicorns and rainbows happy whilst driving and sleeping), I dragged my ample Ben & Jerry’s laden arse to the gym this evening. I know right? It’s Sunday night. But hey.. historically I have always made my Sundays a Runday, so I felt the need to make an attempt to return to…

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5 Hacks To Supercharge Your Bunk Bed

26 August, 2015
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This is a sponsored post for Super Amart There’s something about a bunk bed that takes you right back to childhood. Forget the practicality of saving space; it’s all about the big questions like who gets the top bunk and how late do you really have to wait to have the ultimate midnight feast? If you’re looking to install bunk beds in your home, here are some hacks to go that extra mile and embrace this childhood delight. Below are…

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On My Hating Birds

25 August, 2015
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I haven’t always hated birds.  In fact I used to have a budgie named Boy that I was given when I was christened as a baby.  He lived until I was 9 and I loved that bird more than I loved my little sister at the time. Sadly, the day my Mum put my dog down due to a hideous condition which made him scratch until he bled (which also led him to trying to scratch his back on the…

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The Day People Thought I Was Putting Lube On My Face

23 August, 2015
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Yesterday I posted the above image to the MMM Instagram, Twitter and Facebook profiles.  I did so very very excited that I had found a product that had actually worked for my skin and the disgusting acne that I had been putting up with for the last 6 months had packed up camp and VANISHED. In posting this image it came to light very quickly that not only am I a joker and deviate at times … so are my…

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Perceptions

21 August, 2015
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I am always surprised when someone takes an impression of another individual and automatically perceives them to be a certain way or doing a certain thing or not doing enough.  Yahh deee yah daaa. Whatever the case maybe, I have always wondered why some individuals see themselves so experienced in life that they can draw any sort of perception from what may only be snap shot of another persons life.  Not that person’s entire being. There has been many jokes around here…

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That Time I Thought I Wanted A Tattoo

19 August, 2015
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On my wrist. On the inner part of my wrist actually. Exactly like the one in the above picture. Exactly. This is the article I read that lead me to my desire. I spent about 8 days considering it before I mentioned it to anyone.  In those 8 days I felt that the meaning of this tattoo for me was surrounding my family and how each bird represented one of them.  And how I wanted each and every one of…

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Doing Your Civic Duty

16 August, 2015
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About 6 weeks ago I received a letter in the mail informing me that I have been called for Jury Duty.  It is a letter that has been arriving at least once a year since moving to this town about 16 years ago, so I know what the envelope contains before I even open it. All of the previous years I have had a valid reason to be excused from the pleasure, however this year apparently being self employed mean’t I didn’t…

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Keeping The Vaginas Alive – The Vagina Diary Entry 2016

11 August, 2015
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It’s been a few years between an update in the Vagina Diaries.  If you don’t remember or missed the first season you can check them out here. Basically, every couple of years my girlies and I head away on a weekend to the coast sans responsibilities but with our vaginas packed up nicely and ready for a big catch up.  (no sexual pun intended Queen D.. stop it) This year, it was only the three of us.  Carly, Ally and myself.  This…

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On Not Bawling As The Bride Walks By

27 July, 2015
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I have this inherent fear of accidentally letting the biggest and loudest blubber out when my beautiful friend Nat walks down the aisle in just over a month from now. I love Nat and her Husband to Be’s love story.  I love seeing the love they share despite having to meet some of the toughest days any couple should have to face. And it is because of my love and envy of their love that I am frightened of what…

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5 Fabulous Things From This Week

24 July, 2015
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  This week has been a big one around the Internet and around MMM HQ…An Aussie punched a shark pushed a shark to say the least!  Here are some of my favourite finds from this week.   These Eclectic Black and White Etched Lucite Earrings $13.00 from Mary Grace Jewellery These Walnut Daria Driving Loafers in Blue from Birdsnest. Mick Fanning reminding us that life’s is a nasty fight at times and just when you think everything is awesome …BAM.  You need…

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Lentil Burgers and A Yoga Class

23 July, 2015
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Dear Blog Readers Tonight I took a yoga class in the name of #gobletgirlsgetfit . The last 2 days I have eaten lentil burgers from a local cafe for lunch.   Signed Mrs Puffpufflentilbum MMM Ps. I am currently fighting a rip roaring headache from either stretching bits that have been sore OR holding in lentil farts to save my fellow yoga class attendees.…

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The Goblet Girls Educate Their PT

22 July, 2015
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As I have spoken of prior, The Goblet Girls have entered themselves into a fitness challenge at our local gym.  It is an absolute wonder of the universe that we have committed to this, because it involves something we all at times find repulsive…FITNESS. After a couple of warm up events in the previous weeks, last night we had our very first Personal Training session with PT Devon at Zarly Anne’s Gym. I was expecting a bit of a grumpy hard arse…

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How To Prevent A Hangover

21 July, 2015
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Writing this post may seem rather odd to those that take part in Dry July. I figure however, for the most of us shit- house-uncharitable-citizens who wish not to prove they can stay dry for an entire month, knowing how to prevent a hangover or limit it to say the least is one of those essential life skills. I had written quite a few dot points to this post prior to asking the MMM Facebook gang their tricks.  So incorporated into…

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5 Lazy Girl Cleaning Tips

19 July, 2015
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This is a sponsored post. It is fair to say that the vast majority of people do not enjoy cleaning. In fact Mrs MMM is the President of the Cleaning Avoidance Political Party.  She absolutely hates cleaning house and will take any opportunity to put her feet up and ignore the situation at hand. Most cleaning tasks are not altogether pleasant or enjoyable, but if your distaste for cleaning stems from being just a little bit lazy (like Mrs MMM),…

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The Unicorn Shitting Rainbows And Other Miracles Report

18 July, 2015
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We have lived in this house for over 5 years now. We bought it with a view to renovate it in all of our spare time. Then we had a reflux baby. What spare time? The need to paint walls was quickly replaced with the need to be continually mopping the vomit that slopped up the walls, floor and my hair. I cannot forget my hair. Not that I ever mopped my hair, but I did consider that the mop…

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When You Think You’re Un-huggable

16 July, 2015
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On a scale of 1-10, I am possibly a 6 when it comes to being a huggable person. I desperately need hugs daily and give them in plentiful supply to my kids, but it seems I am not the sort of person that receives them. Maybe I stand awkward. Maybe I look like a hard case. Maybe I appear prickly. Maybe my arms are too short to effectively engage in a hug. Maybe I ride my unicorn far too often…

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5 Things To Do When You Fall Ill

16 July, 2015
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This is a sponsored post. Falling ill is unpleasant and, depending on its severity, an illness can stop you in your tracks. Knowing what to do when you become sick is important – you need to take appropriate action to look after yourself and also to protect others from catching it. 1. Access Medical Advice One of the very best things you can do when you fall ill is get checked over by a medical practitioner. Of course, not all…

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