The Studying Mum

Towards the end of last year, my partner and I were rushed off our feet. Our goal for 2019 was going to be to cut back on things and lighten our load. So just before the year was out, I ensured that this goal would never come to fruition and enrolled to study! I take my hats off to all the mums out there balancing work, children and adding in that extra bonus of studying. It’s only mid January and I’m struggling! We have four kids between us and so far it’s only school holidays so everyone is relatively quiet with activities, or we are all together anyway. But once school goes back and sport starts back up, there goes our weekend, and my current study time. So here’s my apology to my friends now; love you all, but see you in 2020!

Have you started up studying after becoming a mum?


Returning to work as a mother

Returning to work as a mother

I’ve recently taken a part time job and for so many reasons I am absolutely loving it. Working life is completely different now than before I had kids. Obviously it is, because I haven’t worked properly in an office since before I had children (7 years ago). There are the expected differences like system upgrades and new technology, different expectations placed on roles you may have been in previously.


Westfield Stylist Kate Kohler

Westfield Stylist Kate Kohler

If you're anything like me, you've given up on being a supermodel and you've accepted your jiggly bits. To be honest, once you take into account everything you need to manage as a mum; the house, making sure your kids stay safe, healthy, clothed and fed, styling yourself is at the bottom of the pile. I don't even feel inspired to shop anymore, especially with crying kids tagging along! My primary concern is are my clothes clean? Do I smell? How about you? 

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Enter Westfield Stylist Kate Kohler she's got really practical advice when it comes to not falling into the trap of wearing your activewear all the time or jeans and tops day in day out plus you could win a 'Mummas Got Style' Westfield Kotara Styling Session for you and three girlfriends with Kate to celebrate  TASTE. SHOP. PLAY at Westfield Kotara September 8-9th where you can enjoy family fun, entertainment, sampling and workshops plus the chance to 'Spin and WIN' Westfield Gift Cards. TO WIN just subscribe to our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram  and our sponsor The Little Unicorn. If you have a bub or little one enrolments are now open for The Little Unicorn at Broadmeadow and Honeysuckle. My daughter Lillian goes there the educator's are incredible, there's a low turn over of staff and they provide everything nappies etc all meals are also homemade on-site, quick there's only a few spots enquire here

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The moment you realise your parents are the type of people you want to be

I guess when you're a teenager, it's almost your parents job to 'make things difficult' and your job to push their buttons. But when does this stop and is there a characteristic or memory of your parents that you feel may have helped you reach that point? 


I feel pretty lucky. My dad was my hero and always the person I admired the most. My mum was and still is my best friend. I love her raw honesty and I respect her so much as a mother. I think for me I realised her true value when I became a mother myself though. 


I recently saw a Reddit post about this exact thing. In today's violence and negativity, it was a beautiful post to read through. People were writing things that their parents had done to make them proud, like helping others. Others were embracing their parents relationships and how much they hoped to find that one day. 


So, I ask you, what have your parents done to make you want to be like them? 

It's Almost MOTHER'S DAY


NHM Mummas I'd like to officially declare this 'The Festival of Mum'!

For the next few days please palm off screaming kids to Daddy, feel free to drink Champagne any time of the day, washing.. what washing? Sit your bottom down, don't get up. Drink in (no pun intended) the love of your beautiful little creations and rejoice, you are a Mumma! And a damn fine one, which is why I declare 'The Festival of Mum' officially open.

One of my brilliant Mumma friends Ali Cooke has created an amazing place for you to celebrate with loved ones this Sunday. Everything we love is there tapas like street eats, market stalls, live music, craft beer and fine wine. Come celebrate with Bec and I at Five Senses and a shout out to my beautiful Mumma friend Ali for creating Five Senses and being an awesome hustling Mumma. We love hearing about Mummas doing inspiring, creative things and working hard at their own dreams as well as looking after their bubbas! 

Happy Mother's Day Love NHM x