It's a chance for bloggers introduce their favourite post of the week to iVillage readers and for our community to read what Aussie writers are up to.
Here are the bloggers who have sent their submissions this week to [email protected] Happy reading!
Nicola Wood of First World Beauty Problems explains how sorting out your handbag can sort out your life (and there's nothing scarier than a mummy-handbag) in her post When my handbag is a mess, my life quickly follows.
I think you can tell quite a bit about a person and their state of affairs by how messy their car or handbag is. When my car is spotless and my handbag is clutter-free, I really feel like I’ve got my life together. I’m usually wearing matching underwear and have a blow wave on these days, too. How many times have you seen a girl get flustered at the register because she can’t find her cards? How many times have you had to wait behind a girl in a bathroom because she can’t find her gloss and has her bag up on the sink for a search? How many times have you seen a girl carry around what looks like a suitcase because she has emergency items coming out of the seams?
Read the rest of Nicola's post here.
Read the rest of Tania's post here.
There are so many things I want to teach my daughter but money smarts is very close to the top of my list. It is an essential life skill and I am very aware that it is my responsibility to teach her. Many parents feel the same way, and I often get asked “What is the best way to teach my child about money?” The truth is, like with many things, there is no one correct way. Each child is an individual and some ways will work well with some kids, but not with others.
Read the rest of Shelley's post here.
Read the rest of Melanie's post here.
One of my favourite sayings goes “It’s better to be busy than bored.”
I have always whole-heartily agreed with this statement and at times when I have been crazy busy, I have consoled myself with the fact that ‘at least I’m not bored!’
But as our modern lives seem to be getting increasingly fast-paced and hectic, I am starting to re-think this theory. Is it really better to be busy? And how busy are we talking here?
Read the rest of Kathryn's post here.
October is a great month. While everybody is encouraged to ‘Think Pink’ for Breast Cancer Awareness, I like to take that one step further and ‘Drink Pink’, and feel a little bit blue, for two causes very close to my heart.