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How To Identify Symptoms of PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (more commonly known as PTSD) is a disorder that may develop in people that have experienced a traumatic event. The hard part is realising that we even have PTSD, and that we need to do something about it. PTSD is usually diagnosed when...

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It’s Time To Reveal My Test Results

I've been waiting for this day to come.In just a few hours, the results from my surgery will be revealed. My emotions are all over the show. I'm a mix of nerves, excitement, and caution. Caution because part of me feels confident, almost sure that everything is going...

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The Day is Here: My Cone Biopsy Surgery

The days leading up to my surgery, I felt a sense of nervousness and relief. It was as though I was finally making progress. It was assuring to know that this next round of waiting was going to give some conclusive answers. I would no longer be waiting in an area of...

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The Number One Reason The Universe Has Your Back

  Ever wondered why people rave about this mystical thing they call the universe? What’s it all about? What does it do for us? Even if you don’t believe in religion or even spirituality, let me explain to you what the universe gives me, every single day. It all...

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Change Forced Me to Have a Week of Self-Care

In a world where Mums are meant to juggle a career, a family, a household, and a perfect body, it’s no wonder that we don’t take time for ourselves. We often neglect our own needs. Not because we know it’s not important, but because we put everyone and everything else...

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15 Signs You’re a Healer

Have you ever wondered if you're a healer? You feel the pain of others and have extreme empathy. You notice that strangers open up to you easily. You tend to have vivid dreams often. You need to help people, you don’t see any other way. You can’t stand crowds and feel...

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The Day I Lost Control of My Mind

*Note: This post is not for the faint-hearted and contains graphic content I know my mind, and I know who I am.  I know that when I shut down, my emotions are telling me I’m not in a good space… that I can’t deal with what’s been put in front of me. I know that my...

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Twenty Ways To Practice Self Care

In a world that's constantly changing, it's easy to forget ourselves. We often get caught up in our day to day activities and neglect our self-care. That's why I wanted to create a simple list of twenty actions you can take to show yourself some love. Picking one...

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Unicorns, Lollipops, and Frown Lines

Being a parent means the simplest of tasks can take twice as long. I remember the days where I was married, carefree, and childless. My house would be immaculate (most of the time). Everything would have its little place. Washing stayed in the washing basket only when...

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A Rollercoaster of a Journey and a Surgery Date

The last couple of months have been a rollercoaster. Throughout this journey, I’ve found it pretty difficult to digest and understand all of the information I’ve received. Then when you add emotions into the mix, it makes it even more difficult. To say this journey...

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The Cancer Waiting Game – My Results are Finally Here

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post :)Knowing that I have cancer inside me, and yet I have to wait days, weeks, even months, to find out what the solution is… terrifies me. I first found out I had cancer on the...

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Behind the Tears

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post 🙂 Having a child is the best distraction from coming to grips with the reality that I have cancer. It’s easy to dismiss my emotions when I have so much to focus on. People...

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The First Day My Cancer Felt Real

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post  It’s all starting to feel real now. I can’t see it.I can’t feel it.I can’t touch it. But it’s there. Looming, waiting, eating away at my core....

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Three Words I Never Thought I’d Say: “I Have Cancer”.

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post  So, it turns out I have cancer. Yep, you know the dreaded c-bomb? I’ve got it. And I’m just 31-years-old. Surprised? So was I. The even scarier part is that I shouldn’t have been....

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7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Parent

Ah, that time when I was young, wild (alright I’m still a bit wild), and free… well, child free.I had no idea what it would be like to be a parent. I didn’t have a CLUE. If only I’d known exactly what I was getting myself into… would I have changed my mind?Hell no. I...

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A Love Like This

It’s 2.30am in the morning and I’ve had just three hours sleep. I wake to the sounds of a small voice, chattering away in a language you’d think I’d be able to understand by now. Slowly my eyes begin to focus and I can see the silhouette of this beautiful little girl....

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That Time I Got A Tattoo In India…

PICTURE THIS… You’re in your mid-late twenties and you’re life has been turned upside down. It’s time to let your hair down and do something you’ve never done before – travel. And I mean REALLY travel. It’s September 2012 and you’re with your best friend, Misty, in...

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As if Being a Mum isn’t Hard Enough

As if motherhood isn’t hard enough, there is a crazy amount of pressure put on us mums today.Sometimes I think we forget that when it boils down to it, no one else can tell whether you’ve done what’s “supposedly best for your child” or not. Take a look at these...

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What it’s Like to be a Parent

Before hubby and I decided it was time for us to expand our family of three (that’s including the dog….), I thought I had a pretty good idea what life would be like with a little mini me. I figured it would be busy but that we would still maintain our “normal” lives....

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Cutting the Bullshit out of your Life

I’m sure we all have times where we want to simplify our life. Simplifying your life can often include culling negative people, getting rid of material things you no longer use/or need, and generally just cutting back. Cutting the bullshit out of your life is more...

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My Taste in Men: From Bad Boys to Finding my Wildflower

Why is it that the majority of us women have this obscene urge to go for men that aren’t good for us? Or men that clash with our personalities, men that treat us like shit, or men that aren’t really interested in us at all? Then finally when we do meet one of the...

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Why Being a Mother Makes Me Appreciate My Parents More

This time last year I was pregnant. I found out on the 28th of May 2015 and it changed my life forever. It was this change that made me realise just how lucky I am to have such amazing parents. These two things combined prompted me to write the following post on my...

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5 Lessons My Baby Has Taught Me

I feel like as parents we are forever thinking of what to teach our children and it dawned on me this morning that even though my baby girl is only fourteen weeks old, she has already taught me so much. PATIENCE I’m the first to admit that I’m not a patient person, in...

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8 Things You Need to Know About Antenatal Classes

I have little to no experience with babies, children, pregnancy… you name it. I hadn’t even changed a diaper before I became pregnant so it’s safe to say I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. For this reason I thought it would be extremely important that I attend...

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Why Nobody Tells You Breastfeeding is a Bitch

If you’re a new Mum or even a seasoned one, you’ve no doubt heard the breastfeeding mantra; “breast is best”. Saying this three times isn’t enough as I have no doubt that almost every person with an opinion will force this on you – your midwife, your mother-in-law,...

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Dear Daddy; A Letter from Casey

Dear Daddy, I knew from the moment you held me in your arms that I was loved. I knew that my Daddy would always look after me, keep me safe, and love me with all of his heart. It wasn’t an easy first few days in the hospital with me. I hated those blood sugar level...

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My Baby Girl Casey is Finally Born!

As the days neared I was counting down to the 4th of February 2016, the day my baby girl would be born. Having an elective cesarean is strange like that. We had a date already pre-booked so it was literally just a waiting game. I had one day where I thought I might be...

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The Flow of Emotions as Motherhood Approaches

Ahhhh, the joy of emotions – even better when coupled with hormones!You’d think that by the time I enter my ninth and final month of pregnancy that I would have had time to adjust and get mentally prepared and ready for this baby...

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Pregnancy Weight Gain – My Struggle

Pregnancy weight was something I never thought would really worry me. I’m 165cm short (not tall by any means) and I guess you could say I’m one of those lucky lasses that has remained the same dress size throughout most of my adult life. There was a time...

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The Worst Day of My Pregnancy

This post is a personal one.And it was literally one of the scariest days of my life to date. It’s Saturday the 15th of August, I’m almost 15 weeks. I’ve been craving some physical attention from my hubby and to his credit, he’s been worried...

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Advice from Real Mothers

As soon as you are pregnant, people dish you out advice around pregnancy and parenting as though you’re just waiting to hear what they have to say. Some of it will be great, some of it… well let’s just say you’ll be polite...

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I Can’t Believe I’m Actually Pregnant!

Call me a pessimist but I honestly never thought I would fall pregnant quickly. I’ve been on the contraceptive pill since the age of fifteen, and as I approach the big 3-0 I’m pretty worried that I’m going to have difficulty getting pregnant. All...

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Embracing Your “Inner-Hippie”

I bet you’re asking yourself what do I mean by “inner-hippie”? I’m not talking about the 70’s hippie who wears sunflowers, grows hair to their hips, all while taking some form of hallucinogenic…. I’m referring...

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Travel to India

Have you ever had those moments in your life where you needed a change? Or maybe a drastic event happened and it altered your life in ways you’d never imagined? Well, that happened to me back in 2012. I joked to my best friend how amazing it would be to travel...

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