Breathe, Laugh & Regroup

Breathe, Laugh & Regroup

On my worst days I can hear my thoughts loud and clear... Why did I procreate? Why did I recreate myself? (You'll thank me that this is the edited version. Usually there is a string of 'other' words thrown in). But seriously, some days I am screaming on the inside from the pressure I feel to be a responsible grownup, with kids!

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A Soul Wildly Beautiful

A Soul Wildly Beautiful

What is the goal? What are the words that will be written on your tombstone? What legacy do you want to leave behind?

All the fussing about how we look, how we feel, what we have, as we try and approach a sense of beauty, or even the fuss about how our lives look...

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Meet Louise Davidson, co-founder of the Mother's Day Classic

Meet Louise Davidson, co-founder of the Mother's Day Classic

Just recently, we had the absolute privilege of interviewing Louise Davidson, co-founder of the Mother's Day Classic Walk-Run for breast cancer research. We thought it was perfect timing to spread the word about this event coming up on Sunday May 10...

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Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

This post is not going to be full of weird sex positions... So move on if that is what you were hoping for! No, it won't even be full of delectable chocolate goodness -sorry to disappoint! And I just want to state for the record that nakedness has never been my thing. But yesterday it was. Let me tell you why.

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Does Having a Full Schedule Equal Significance?

Does Having a Full Schedule Equal Significance?

I used to live my life by this belief – If I fill every single minute of my schedule, if every page in my diary is full of coffee dates and gym dates and dinner dates, then I will be one very important, very happy girl. Business equals significance. Right?

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Let Go // & Fight

Let Go // & Fight

Freedom. A vacated beach, the wind rustling my hair, the gentle lullaby of the waves crashing on the shore, the salty spray gently kissing my face as I run towards the waves, my arms outstretched, my eyes closed, I don’t have a care in the world. This is what I picture when I think of the word freedom, but in reality, I couldn’t be farther from that picture. In fact, freedom is the last word I would use to describe my life right now! However, as with many aspects of life, my perspective on freedom has changed over the past few months.

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We're Made For It

We're Made For It

Emi was throwing her food (I had just spent 30 minutes making) on the ground... Again. She was dissatisfied and I was frazzled. Her hand was persistently hitting the bench in an effort to tell me she'd had enough. So I grabbed a wipe to clean her up and while she protested, she was relieved when I finally 'unchained' her from the highchair. I could feel the hot tears beginning to well up and a lump forming in the back of my throat.

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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter

Every time we stand in front of the mirror fixing our hair or assessing our outfit, whether the vibe be positive or negative, our words, actions and body language goes before us as though writing a letter to our daughters. Every time we interact with those around us, respond to a loaded question, deal with a hardship, we are teaching them how to behaviour, what to think. While we tell our little girls they are beautiful, wonderful, loved, more often than not our life paints a different picture...

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There is More to Life than the Fairytale

There is More to Life than the Fairytale

Ever remember being completely engrossed in the likes of a Disney Princess movie as a little girl? Your imagination would for days after run wild with romantic plot lines of Princes, chariots, evil step-mothers and magic carpet rides... All surrounding the most important character... The Princess... You, of course.

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Picture-Perfect is Overrated

Picture-Perfect is Overrated

Introducing Sarah Weir (my big sister, hero, and one of the people I am constantly inspired by)... Nearly 30, married with two young children, she is an accomplished musician and music teacher. Whilst having the privilege to be a stay-at-home mum she keeps her dreams alive and skills honed by teaching piano students from home and writing songs for her local church. She is an amazing mum, full of wisdom, down-to-earth and a genuine, constant pillar of strength. I am so excited to have her as a guest blogger here on Blussh, to share one of her many pearls of wisdom.

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I Hug a Pillow for Comfort

I Hug a Pillow for Comfort

Since becoming a mum, many things have changed, one being my source of comfort. I used to hunt for comfort in my husband, my family and friends, sometimes in things. But having a child suddenly shifts the balance and now I am responsible for someone else's comfort, every single minute of every single day.

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Ana and Mia... Are They Friends of Your Daughter?

Ana and Mia sound like nice girls, perhaps girls you wouldn't mind your daughter being friends with. But in a secret world, these names are not 'girls' at all, but rather eating disorders personified. Like a pet name, girls struggling with anorexia refer to their affliction as 'Ana', while 'Mia' represents Bulimia.

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The Mum Stays in the Picture

The Mum Stays in the Picture

Last weekend, my family traveled to attend my oldest niece's Sweet Sixteen party. My brother and sister-in-law planned this party for many months and intended it to be a big surprise, and it included a photo booth for the guests.

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Reaching Out For Help is the Brave Thing to do!

Since becoming a mum, there have been corners, cracks and creases of my life that have been poked at deeper than I thought I could bear and brought into the heated spotlight for serious examination. To say my patience and ability to see the positive in every situation has been tested is an understatement!

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A Little Girl is Watching

As I sit here and type, my chest feels tight, my fingers as though they are on fire and I can't get my words down fast enough! I have never felt more inspired to write a blog on the topic I am most passionate about - leading by example for the younger generation.

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Preparing to be 'Kind of a Big Deal' to a Little Someone

As you may already know, I am pregnant, currently in my 32nd week (only 8 weeks to go! Sheesh!). With this season of preparation comes all sorts of interesting and wonderful experiences, lessons and the capacity to consume endless amounts of information on the topic of babies (sorry to all my friends who have copped an earful of verbal diarrhoea on all things baby)!

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