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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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