Dinosaurs and round tuits – in underwear terms

I cannot take credit for more than about 1% of this post, it is totally inspired by the Real Women’s recent post, The Underlying Truth, absolutely worth reading. Would you believe I went out a day or two later and made my first overdue purchase! What on earth am I talking about? Letting old, ratty,…

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Stating the obvious

What did I learn on Friday…that I need some child, other half, and work free time on a regular basis. And also think that time should be during the week. Now I do not mean every week (though that might be nice…). It just hit home that I need to escape work and family and…

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Drive for Cheaper Now

If you are anything like me, you end up doing quite a lot of shopping around online – always looking for the best deal.  You may even recall many, many moons ago I coined the term mum-onomics, and it made reappearances (here and here).  Sometimes I can and I mean literally spend hours looking at options.…

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Have I spawned a shopper?!

Now I will confess, I am not your typical consumer.  The notion of heading off to the local shopping mall on a regular basis has not been activated in my DNA, it is not something that fills me with the thrill of living.  

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A wee treat

I am quite a big believer in the saying “a little bit of what you fancy does you good”, and today I found exactly that. So what did I find … I found Natalie’s cupcakes.  Now I am a regular omnivore, but these happen to be vegan cupcakes.  They were divine, and good value – always a…

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Living under an Etsy rock

We were extremely overdue in putting something on the walls of our daughter’s bedroom.  Very shamefacedly the only pictures on the wall for her to look at have been her parents’ degrees – not particularly eye catching and she may think we are putting pressure on her already – a tiger Mum & Dad we…

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Two randoms make a right!

I just had to share this – I won $50 from the supermarket today – yippee! I completed a survey after the first time we shopped online with Coles which put me in the draw to win.  As I have mentioned previously the reason we have commenced using online grocery shopping is because of the…

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Why does it take the sun?

We have just gone onto daylight savings time here; though I often wonder why it is termed that as we are not really saving daylight, rather the intention is to use up far more of it. While walking with another Mum last week, I became totally animated in conversation by the fact that once bub…

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Mum-onomics II: a change mat by any other name would smell as bad!

Before the arrival of the wee girl we had purchased two fluffy change mat covers, thinking that will be nice for her to lay on.  Clearly neither of us had either experienced or changed a nappy before!  In the hospital we encountered the disposable change mat, and were immediately taken by them.

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