• health,  Kez Gets Physical,  Little Miss,  Useful Stuff

    Sometimes self care can happen in a surprising way.

    I’ve come to realise that this year has been quite stressful. Thankfully nothing tragic or truly life shatteringly negative has happened (and I do try to practice gratitude whenever I can), but it’s just been a few months of emotional and physical drudgery, overall. I guess I’m disappointed because I had such high hopes for 2019 (after a very crazy and at times chaotic 2018) and while it is certainly far from over, it has been confronting having to adjust those expectations and just try to live in the moment. I am not one to play the victim, though. I am a big believer that while I do not have…

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    6 ways I try to beat the winter blues.

    Well, winter is well and truly upon us in these parts. Today was one wet and windy day (and that’s just the baby’s nappies)! As I hunkered down in my house, trying to fight off the fatigue I’m feeling after about 3 hours of sleep last night, I realised that every day is going to feel like this soon. You know that dull, grey feeling? The constant sound of the rain? That need to just hibernate, even though you’re a grown up and you’re not allowed to (unless you are and it makes you happy then good for you)? The craving for comfort food full of carbs? Yeah, that. I…

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    Happy List #51: The Little Things.

    Sometimes when parenting a baby, it’s the little things that can make you happy. Here are some of the things that give me joy these days. Sundays On Sundays, I get to sleep in. Until at least 7am. Because my husband is not riding his bike or working and he is able to help out. He has to get up early anyway to do some more work stuff from home which sucks but he has no choice and he gets it done. I also get to shower without being screamed at by a very small human. You see, during the week I am not one of those mums who doesn’t…

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    A messy girl’s guide to cleaning up your side of the bathroom.

    I know this will shock you, but I am not a domestic goddess. And by ‘shock you’ I mean, ‘probably not going to surprise you in the slightest if you even vaguely know me’. I have a very busy brain and I can lose focus easily. Sometimes this means that my organisation skills suffer a lot little. I’ve had years of practice being me, so I have overcome a lot of these issues by planning better and making things easier for myself in life in general, but things do slip through the cracks. Especially when I’ve been out of my mind busy. Which is very different to being ‘got your…

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    Christmas gift ideas…for me. OK, so it’s basically my wish list. Shut up.

    OK, so I don’t actually expect anyone to buy me this stuff (friends and family who are reading this with incredulous looks on your faces – it’s all good – you’re off the hook haha). It’s more of an aspirational wish list and hopefully something that will help any of you who are looking for ideas of what to buy a 32 year old chick who is like, totally exactly the same as me. Yeah. So that’s kind of specific. Ha! See, I have always loved the idea of writing a list of great gift ideas for Christmas (or Father’s Day or Mother’s Day) but often I realise I’d just…

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    How to feel safer on social media.

    If you’ve been anywhere on the internet lately, you probably haven’t been able to avoid the news of Kim Kardashian’s run in with some armed burglars. While my life is absolutely nothing like hers in many(!) aspects, it sends a shiver down my spine to imagine what that would feel like – the violation, the trauma and the fear that your children could lose their mother. While she’s received a lot of hate and victim blaming comments online, I do feel for her – sure her case has been widely publicised and talked about, because she’s super duper famous – but it’s still something that can happen to anyone. Even…

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    Winter 2016: Finding my casual style.

    It’s taken me a while, but I am finally getting a grasp on how to dress myself (yes I know how dumb that sounds – I’m 32). In fact, I am actually enjoying myself. I am noticing my style re-emerging after a bunch of ‘lost’ years and I am digging it! I guess I’ve had to lift my game since I became a school mum (I just won’t stop banging on about that will I?) at the beginning of this year. I’ve been trying to nail that whole casual/looks like I haven’t put in too much effort/OK to be seen in public look! I wanted to start feeling like a…

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    Don’t freak out! Easy last minute Christmas gift ideas.

    Despite our best intentions, sometimes we can be a bit shit at getting all of our Christmas shopping done on time, or circumstances can change and suddenly we’re a few gifts down. Also, there’s also nothing more annoying than realising you missed a bunch of online Christmas shopping deadlines and you’re gonna have to do this in real shops! I thought I’d put together a little list of gifts you can get at the last minute, without having to go too far out of your way or do anything that is too logistically/financially difficult as time gets away from us. I hope this helps! Shop your pharmacy There’s always some pretty…

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    WTF will I wear this summer?!

    OMG, guys. I am going clothes shopping tomorrow. I don’t know how this happened, but my spring/summer wardrobe is dismal! I either look like I’m wearing the universal SAHM uniform of denim shorts at a practical length, with a flowy, generic t-shirty top (which is totally awesome for those who like it and wear it well but I think I have trouble being the ‘same’ – maybe I’m a closet hipster deep deep deep down) or OMG IS SHE WEARING THAT OUT OF THE HOUSE?! Yep. Those are my current two looks. I know what you’re thinking. STUNNER. Seeing as mapping out my dream autumn/winter wardrobe earlier this year truly worked…

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    How to survive those last few days before pay day.

      OK, so this isn’t exactly the most sexy topic. I am sure you’re not quivering with excitement at the thought of talking about your family finances. Or doing a happy dance when you hear that offensive B word. BUDGETING. Holy shit. Have I lost you yet? I don’t know about you guys, but I hate the stress that comes with stretching those last few dollars before the next pay day. It’s scary at worst and it’s frustrating at best. I am so crap at maths and I am definitely not an accountant. Hell, I’m not even that good a blogger that this post is sponsored by an expert on…