I regularly catch myself out driving in the car on my own with the kid’s music on. It amazes me how often I do this. I quite like children’s music – I’m a little bit in love with Justine Clarke and her ‘Great Big World’. I sing away with the kids, drop them off at kindy and then continue to work still singing away to her catchy tunes like ‘Dinosaur Roar’.
Our dear friend Elise is this week’s guest blogger, and she has agreed to share a very personal story with you. Elise is 30 years old and recently underwent surgery for a double mastectomy. Here, she explains why.
I was recently at a family event and I met up with lots of relatives I hadn’t seen for some time. While I was politely told I didn’t look a day older than the last time they saw me, when they asked how old I now was I weirdly stumbled with the answer.
I had a birthday 2 months ago but I was struggling to remember whether I just turned 33 or was I still 32! I stuck with the later but on overhearing my conversation, my younger sister eagerly pointed out this was actually incorrect (damn little sisters).
And so, over my Nana’s caramel slice and a cup of tea (the cakes are always a good reason to attend family events), I had a bit of a ‘moment’. Continue reading →
It can sometimes be hard getting back into (or starting!) an exercise routine after the birth of your baby. However, there are many reasons why it’s essential for your physical as well as mental health. If you love running but not sure how to get back into it post-birth, Running Coach Melissa from Soul Runner is here to help get you started and have you running like Wonder Woman in no time (although she probably need to see point no 4 of Melissa’s top tips).
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s hard not to feel pressured to ‘do something’ for your loved one. Whether you’re a big or small gift giver, I reckon the best way to make someone feel special is to create something for them! (This either makes me a massive tight arse, or just a warm and fuzzy personal-gift-giver?) Continue reading →
According to a study in 2008, French women spend 20% of their income on lingerie. Yes, you heard me, 20-bloody-percent. This is probably about the same amount that I spend on car, life, home and health insurance all rolled into one (and there’s nothing sexy about insurance).
I vow to take the 20% approach when I one day look like this:
Introducing the lovely Andrea, who recently found out she is pregnant with her 3rd bubba – congrats Andrea!
Andrea’s very kindly agreed to share the adventures of her pregnancy with the sorella-hood through her video diaries. Each month we will check in to see how she is progressing, how she is feeling, and how her two little ones are preparing for the arrival of their baby brother or sister.
This week, Andrea has just made the 12 week mark. She tells us about finally fessing up to her friends, the anxiety of telling her boss of her news, and why she has had to open an eBay account! Continue reading →