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I’m a Child

I’m a child, don’t abuse my trust, Don’t harden my heart with your perverted lust I’m a child, don’t prey on me, This wonderful world will become scary I’m a child, not a victim to choose, Your personal demons are...
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Restraint

There are some things in life that can’t be bought. Anonymity is one of them. Once you become famous and therefore recognisable you become public property and people feel entitled to judge you on everything from your appearance, parenting skills,...
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She Sparkles

My daughter is tall for her age and so effervescent people assume she is older and have higher expectations of her behaviour. Luckily she always charms them with her personality and they are impressed when they realise she is only...
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Honour

Every time I read the news my heart breaks a little. It breaks for the tragedies and atrocities that are happening around the world and it breaks for the world that my children will grow up in. It breaks for...
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Object

Life is all about choices. Two important ones are who we choose to spend the rest of our lives with and if we will/won’t have children. The decision to reproduce doesn’t then define our sole purpose in life. Nor does...
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Connection

Mummy, look at me, Mummy watch, Mummy… Children are attention sponges, they don’t care if the attention they receive is good or bad as long as they get their reward, more attention. Kids are no different to adults when it...
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Mummy Break

When my daughter was a baby I was so consumed by the ‘mother’ role that the only guaranteed outing was her weekly music class. I didn’t have any friends with young children so I felt isolated & didn’t really help...
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Respect

Derogatory words, language, insinuations, Heartache, insecurity, twisted denigrations A slip of the tongue, His words have stung, Bros before hoes, Her laughter froze Debasing women for fun or a way to bond, Is as misogynistic as saying she’s dumb cause...
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10,000

How important are numbers? Well some are really important, speed limits, how long to leave hair dye on, how far apart your contractions are, for example. Once you reach a certain maturity – your age not so much, I recently...
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Orientation vs Preference

If I wake up in the morning and decide to drink tea instead of coffee then that is my preference. If there is something about myself that is ingrained into my psyche that I can’t deny or change, then that...
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Illuminate

Usually when I read an article about motherhood it’s espousing the view that it’s so hard and that’s true. It’s talking about exhaustion and less sex, time and money, true again. It’s discussing the Mummy Club which is pretty exclusive...
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Entitlement

Thinking you have the right to possess, Undressing & caressing her under duress Lying or cheating or covering your tracks, Having little respect as the relationship cracks Without due effort or talent you expect to win, Claiming the award with...
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Blame Game

Whenever there’s a high profile domestic violence case in the media people are usually quick to take sides. To lay judgement on the alleged perpetrator or to view the victim as weak in character for staying in that situation for...
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Express Yourself

It’s so easy to lose your identity in being a Mum. To shift from having a high powered career where you are validated for your contribution & achievements to high-fiving your child for pooing in the potty. It’s not that...
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Evolution

The only constant in life is change – Heraclitus. As much as we would like things to stay the same, they won’t. Children grow, friendships evolve, relationships go through ups and downs, becoming a wife & mother changes you. I...
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Acceptance

What is the secret to being comfortable in your own skin? Being able to see the beauty in your uniqueness. Appreciating the thickness or softness of your hair, the way it curls or flows through your fingers, the smattering of...
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Traveller’s Soul

I envy people who can trace their family tree back centuries, knowing exactly where their ancestors originate from 🌎 Being Australian for generations I know my great grandparents were Australian but prior to that, where are we from? England, Ireland,...
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No Regrets

Every day you wake up healthy is a good day. Watching the news serves as a reminder that there is always someone worse off than you. Someone battling domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness, war, the loss of a child, terrible...