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mumstheword February 8, 2024

My husband and I have been (happily) married (most days! 😅) for 12 years with three kids! As much as I love them… it’s bloody hard work raising them! I miss having time for myself, and time for my friends!! I miss having a nice clean house, peace n quiet, spontaneous date nights with hubby, more disposable income, ability to travel, etc..!! It is the ultimate sacrifice. So every time hubby and I see couples, we say the opposite “Don’t have kids!!! Enjoy your life!!” 😂 As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side.. 🤷🏻‍♀️

mumstheword February 4, 2024

I’m in my forties and have never done any of the treatments mentioned above. I’ve got pretty good skin but it could definitely do with an extra oomph! There’s so much out there, it’s overwhelming and I don’t even know where to start. This article didn’t help me one bit in deciding what’s best for me because it sounds like I need them ALL 😳 

mumstheword January 11, 2024

Whoohoo finally my short nails are “in” 😅 Not that I care! lol I struggle to understand how people can do every day things with those long nails! I love the look of them but I need to be practical (especially being a mum of three!). 

mumstheword December 16, 2023

A visual capsule wardrobe for travelling would be great to see! 

mumstheword September 17, 2023

Snap!! My husband and I recently went down the rabbit hole of watching TV ads from the 80s and 90s on YouTube too!! It was such a fun walk (and bop!!) down memory lane!! I really miss singing along to all those darn catchy jingles! My fav - decoré-de-de…! Highly recommend as instant mood booster! 

mumstheword May 31, 2023

@anniej333 Try Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lip Colour (which is half price at Chemist Warehouse at the moment). Highly recommend! 

mumstheword May 25, 2023

Good for you!! Honestly!! I’m a mum of three (in my early forties) and still take pride on how I look. I try to be super organised and I’ll get up early each morning to spend that time on myself before the day begins with the kids and they get 110% of my attention. If I look good, I feel good (or at least better, after a rough night’s sleep with one of the kids) so don’t ever feel like you’re a second rate mum or have anything to apologise for. 

mumstheword August 10, 2022

Amazing written piece that totally reasonates with me as a working mum of three. I was fortunate enough to take a year off work after my first and second born but then my daughter came along in 2019, covid happened and I ended up taking three years off (very lucky we could afford to do that) to take care of her, home school the older two during lockdowns and just spend some more “quality” time with each of them. Fast forward to now and I’m back at work in a manager position four days a week. So far I’ve lasted 7 months. I won’t lie, it has been hard!!! I’m tired, yet at the same time I’m also reinvigorated by having a career again. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get used to navigating these feelings of being a mum and working (so much mum AND career guilt) but it’s good to know that I’m not alone in this. 


mumstheword July 6, 2022

Thank you for sharing your story and bringing awareness and understanding around allergies. My 10 yr old was diagnosed with a tree nut allergy since he was a one. Like you, he loves food but it can be scary for him…and us!! We went out to enjoy a curry for dinner recently and oblivious to me, it had cashews in it and he had an anaphylactic reaction. I felt so guilty as a parent that I didn’t think to ask… he’s ok but it was a reminder to me to always check and yes, have that epi pen/antihistamine on you. 

mumstheword June 22, 2022

If you’re asked to be a bridesmaid, why should you be expected to pay for the dress, makeup, shoes, hair? I’ve been the bride (and a bm) and I paid for everything for my bridesmaids. Just don’t think it’s fair when it’s not their wedding… 

mumstheword January 24, 2022

Dylan Lewis is a remarkable warm loving soul. He was a part of our mornings for a long time as a breakfast host on Adelaide’s Nova, and he’d always make us laugh every morning without fail with his entertaining wit. Truly miss listening to him but it’s been wonderful to see him on I’m a Celebrity.. we’re rooting for you Dylan!!! 

mumstheword December 6, 2021

@loz I totally get where you’re coming from. I’ve got 3 kids and always manage to get to wherever I need to be on time… ppl need to learn to manage their time better! 

mumstheword October 31, 2021

I’m crying reading your story Christine.. first they were tears for the unnecessary suffering you endured as a child, but then they turned to tears for the amazing woman you have become today. As a mum I would be so proud to have you as a daughter! Your grandma is also truly a beautiful soul.