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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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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Pig The Fibber by Aaron Blabey [Book Review]

3 July, 2015
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Pig The Fibber is another hilarious tale about Pig The Pug from Aaron Blabey. Pig likes to tell likes and that tends to get his little friend Trevor the sausage dog in all sorts of strife.  Trevor finds himself being blamed for a messy house, a broken vase and the chewing of a dress.  Eventually all of Pigs lies come back to bite him and he learns there are always consequences for all of his fibs.   With gorgeous illustrations Pig…

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Black Coffee And Stuff

23 June, 2015
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I had this random conversation a few months ago with someone on the internet.  I don’t really know how it started to be honest.  But the fact that it did start is something I will be forever grateful for.  (Please remember talking to people I don’t know online is the norm for me …) We chatted about all sorts of nerdy things in common ; favourite authors, weird shit we have read on the internet, crazy friends and even how…

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Tips to Make Your Backyard Party Ready

24 May, 2015
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* This is a sponsored post.   Want to entertain in your backyard but think it isn’t up to the task? Backyards are one of the best places to hold parties. Out in the open, under nice weather and fresh air, everyone including the host can relax and enjoy themselves. Here are some tips on how you can make your backyard party-ready. Have the Right Furniture Parties require a place to sit down and relax as well as room to…

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Meet My Inner Jerk

24 May, 2015
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I have spent a large part of my adult life working in an environment that ensures that nobody blossoms.  The tall poppy syndrome being very much alive and well there.  I knew this a very long time ago but still I didn’t feel the need to step away, as the security of such a job was at the time more important to me.  The way I sat so beautifully in my very own lack of confidence box was the most…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Dear Mum, I Love You by Ed Allen [Book Review]

5 May, 2015
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Dear Mum, Ever since I could walk, my favourite place in the whole wide world has been anywhere you are. I love you. Dear Mum, I Love You is a lovely book full of letters written to animal Mum’s from their children.  With each page comes another letter to open or lift the flap to find and even has a designated areas for children to personalise with photo’s or pictures of their Mum. This book would make a lovely gift for…

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How I Do Care

29 April, 2015
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This morning I woke to a message from my Mum that my Uncle was found unconscious by his wife of over 50 years. It wasn’t a huge surprise that this had happened.  He had taken big stroke a couple of years ago and we were all prepared for the worst back then.  And it didn’t happen.  He was placed in a nursing home but hated it and fought like crazy to rehab to get home to the love of his…

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How I Feel Now I Have Quit My Job

21 April, 2015
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I remember before Toyota Crash Test Dummy Day, I had started writing about the little journey to start my own business.   I have been thinking a lot lately about coming back to those updates, as I know having the freedom to work for yourself is possibly a dream of yours as much as it is mine.  So let me begin with the following : I quit my job. There were a few reasons for this.  The main was that I…

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The Mid School Holiday Wrap

11 April, 2015
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So we are half way through the Queensland School Holidays and I have to admit on the outset, it hasn’t been too bad here.  There was one day I complained of lazy children and I was ready to scream my lungs out and grab a tazar…but I sorted that out.  I turned the wifi off .. then suddenly the chores were done. Like MAGIC. School Holiday/Work Juggle Whilst juggling the old running a business from home and having the kids…

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The Reason I Love Unicorns

7 April, 2015
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Many of you that have been following this blog for sometime now will know I have an affection for Unicorns.  Like many of the other strange things I attest to loving, the unicorn thing is possibly just further evidence that I am somewhat crazy. And yes you are possibly correct there.  As you may well imagine, my house is rather eclectic. ( Once it is all painted I will take you on a virtual tour!) For each and every crazy thing…

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Family

Bloody Stubborn Children!

6 April, 2015
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Gee, what a fun time we’ve had this morning!  #majorsarcasm My youngest is starting his footy season this weekend….well he’s supposed to be! He has attended training for the last few weeks and been quite looking forward to the start of football. This is a sport that he’s played for the last 2 years, and even had the opportunity to play at Suncorp Stadium for half time entertainment.  Picture a group of gorgeous under 7’s running around a HUGE stadium.…

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Only One Without A Brain Dares To Judge The Health Of Another With

3 April, 2015
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I have had a rather infuriating week on a personal level and rather annoyingly it came between me and the efficient MMM blogger I have been working towards getting back to. It can basically be summarised as WHAT PEOPLE THINK. Now, I am not one to normally give a monkeys about WHAT PEOPLE THINK and I carve out my own path in life, however when words returned to me, about me, that weren’t entirely incorrect but were of disgusting exaggeration…

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12 Motivational Words Every Busy Woman Needs To Write Down – Often.

31 March, 2015
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Do you know the simple task of writing down a motivational word and placing it near you can change the course of your day? Well I am unsure of any studies that prove this BUT, I do know from my own practice of this method .. IT WORKS.  By writing down a word that is special to me on any given day gives me a mental shift and the effect can be quite profound. So, here is my list for you my…

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Family

5 Chocolate Alternatives For The Kids This Easter

29 March, 2015
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I have never been one to primarily by my kids chocolate eggs for Easter.  Since they were very young, they have always received a useful gift from the Easter Bunny and then some little eggs to the side.  This year I thought I would share with you my Top 5 Chocolate Alternatives for the kids this Easter. My favourite most of all is the binoculars and bug catcher.  How much fun would these be to use while out on the…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Alice In Wonderland : Down The Rabbit Hole A MODERN RETELLING by Lewis Carroll

29 March, 2015
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This stunning new version of Lewis Carroll’s classic is the best way to enter Wonderland…without actually falling down the rabbit hole that is! On it’s 150th anniversary in 2015, Lewis Caroll’s tale of a world gone topsy-turvy gets a unique picture-book retelling of the beginning of Alice’s journey : the first ever, with elegantly simplified text that keeps all of the astonishing adventures and wide-eyed amazement of the original. Alice In Wonderland : Down The Rabbit Hole includes many of the…

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Where’s The Easter Bunny? By Louis Shea [BOOK REVIEW]

19 March, 2015
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Where’s The Easter Bunny ?  by Louis Shea is a funny look-and-find book which has taken every single person in our family  on an adventure through the Easter Bunny’s Magical Burrow and all the strange worlds along the way. To suggest D Man is slightly obsessed with this book in the Where’s Wally sense is to say the least.  He carries it around begging anyone and everyone to read it with him.  Which is sweet and seeing everyone in this house…

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Mrs MMM Does Bob in 2015

17 March, 2015
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That really should read Mrs MMM Does A Bob In 2015 but I thought Mrs MMM Does Bob In 2015 sounded much more intriguing.  Don’t you think? Who’s a click baiter now ??? BAH!  Game on Mamamia. This post is actually brought to you by my ratty fine hair that is all different lengths right now, rather than me actually doing Bob. Whoever Bob is. You see, by the time you read this post I will be on my way…

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What I Wish

15 March, 2015
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Please Note: This post has nothing to do with wanting a wish to refill a tub of Celebrations chocolates.  But it would be nice hey?  Sadly, then one would need another wish to remove the lard that lands on one’s arse after such laying about munching on such delights.   So hey look at me back writing again.  I was actually planing to write tomorrow.   I have never had to plan to write ever. My writing has always just flowed.  Even…

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Self-Love, Everyone’s Talking About It. But What Is It?

8 March, 2015
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 Self-love, everyone’s talking about it, but what exactly is it? It’s a bit like the instruction from the air hostess that you’re to put on your own oxygen mask on first before helping others. But must you love yourself before you can love others? Until recently, I would have disagreed. Maybe even thought self love was a bit selfish.   When I love someone I love whole heartedly, I do so with every little ounce of my being, focusing on how they feel, and what…

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Health & Nutrition

27 Of Our Favourite Flavours

6 March, 2015
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I asked the MMM Facebook tribe the other day what they like to use to flavour their dishes with.  You know the go to herb, spice or sauce that is your standard repoitre to your family favourite dishes.  The one that means the only noise that is made at the dinner table is groans of enjoyment and goodness, instead of the I HATE THIS or elbowing fights. Mine is Italian Herbs.  I can put those into ANYTHING.  Except Ice Cream…

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Family

7 Things To Do As A Family When Money Is Tight

27 February, 2015
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Sometimes when money is tight, things get pretty stressful.  Stressing doesn’t actually solve the problem and can really affect a family’s well being. Here are my 7 Things To Do As A Family When Money Is Tight : 1. BBQ Pack up some sausages, bread, sauce,onions and drinks and head to a park or beach with a BBQ for lunch or dinner.  Let the kids run and play while your cooking up a storm on the barbie. (Best bit ..…

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When You Buy Shiz And Forget To Tell Your Husband

23 February, 2015
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This is the story of a woman who decided some time ago her dining room table and chairs were giving her the shits. There is actually nothing inherently wrong with the table and chairs other than the design of the table means the kids have to sit far to close to each other. And touching causes fights.  You know? This alone is the reason why it was decided (in the woman’s head) THEY HAD TO GO. So when this woman was…

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5 Pantry Must Have’s For That Time Of The Month

21 February, 2015
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1. Pascall Mallow Bites Swirls Berry Delights Chosen for their ability to be inhaled quickly without small children even noticing.  Pop 2 in your mouth and just stand and stare as they approach.  The Mallow Bites will beautifully dissolve in your gob. 2. Beerenberg Chocolate Sauce On the list because it’s worth selling off your left arm for (or right arm if you’re left or simply anything of great value basically).  Grab a spoon and start shovelling.  Alternatively, drizzle over ice…

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Technology

4 Phone Battery Saving Tips For Wild Weather

18 February, 2015
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If you live in Queensland, you’re probably keeping a weather eye (pun intended) on the tropical low/cyclone that’s rapidly approaching. As well as sensible food and evacuation plans, you’ll need to extend the battery life of your tech devices.   1) Charge Your Phone I know, it sounds obvious. But I have sms’d people to check on how their house is copping it, only for them to tell me their battery is about to die because they didn’t charge it…

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