What’s a Capsule?
Nov17

What’s a Capsule?

Many mornings I stare into my (stuffed) closet and inwardly moan: I have nothing to weaaaaaaaar. Then I grab my mom bf singlet, jeans, scrounge a top and … hey. Tahdaaaah… I look just like I did yesterday. Boring. I need a few pieces in DIFFERENT styles so I can actually look … you know. Different? Enter the stylist’s secret: the magical capsule wardrobe. I think I used to do this pre-child. Each season, curate...

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Penis clothing for babies?
Jul15

Penis clothing for babies?

It’s awkward enough finding your beloved small child covered in spit up or leaking from unsavory quarters… But I think that’s been topped by the moment you realise they’re wearing lots of tiny penises. Fashion giant Next has yanked a baby-gro from stores after buyers noticed teeny phalluses littering the “washing-line” design. Onservant dad Shane Gallivan was feeding his infant twins Evelyn and...

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I’m a believer…
Jul01

I’m a believer…

When Audrey was a couple months old I put an amber necklace and anklets on her to boost my hippyish parenting cred, like cloth nappies and bedsharing (THAT WAS A JOKE).  We’ve never had more dramas with teething than “sore mouth!” which has been remedied with a few mL of Brauer homeopathic teething remedy. Now, I’m a skeptic and happy to say I struck it lucky with a good teether, but I feel like amber...

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Giveaway!! Oobi Jacinta dress
May21

Giveaway!! Oobi Jacinta dress

Want to win this fabulous dress? Read on….. I will confess that when I first saw an image of this dress, the Jacinta,  I wasn’t completely in love.  I’m a bit of a minimalist (black is my uniform) and this dress is the extrovert of the party, for sure. About four days after seeing the images online, the parcel arrived in my mailbox and my daughter and I unwrapped it together. SHE was in love instantly.  And I will...

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How do you think?
May16

How do you think?

What’s the last thing you bought for yourself? I’m not talking the quick coffee snuck in before the school run, or the gym membership you keep paying because “Surely I’ll start going if it keeps costing me money”, I’m asking “What is the last concrete thing you purchased to keep or use for yourself?” See, I’ve decided this is how lots of us end up in money and stuff trouble (not...

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Offspring says I can forward-face my six-month-old!
May14

Offspring says I can forward-face my six-month-old!

Tonight you might have watched Offspring and marvelled at how nicely the script was put together… or you might have noticed the 6mo baby forward-facing in her carseat. Of course, you might have done both, which would be a bit of luck for the generally down-at-heel Aussie TV industry, and let’s all say cheers to the fine old cohort over at Ramsey St. who have enjoyed such longevity onscreen. ANYWAY, the point is this: On a...

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