Fat Mum Slim Birthday Giveaway: Day Three {over $700 worth of goodies}


A Lambini Baby Carrier valued at $349 The Lambini Baby Carrier is Australian Made and made from Australian Merino wool and babies absolutely love being carried around in it. They feel completely at home and love the soft texture of the wool. It is the ideal baby carrier especially for the cooler months of the year. A Pamper Hamper Company hamper The Pamper Hamper Company is Australia’s Most Luxurious Gift…

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No-bake Tim Tam Rocky Road Slice


I’ve always worked alone. Well, with people, but I’ve never been in one of those environments where everyone sits around the lunchroom chatting, or meeting for drinks on a Friday night. I started working as a nanny, then worked online {from home} so while I had people around me, it was never in an office space. So, I always wondered what it would be like. I’ve heard horror stories, but…

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Fat Mum Slim Birthday Giveaway: Day Two {over $1200 worth of goodies}


The giveaway continues today with these most excellent prizes. Enter for one of them, or all of them. Good luck! Armadillo & Co Jester Rug valued at $660 Isn’t this rug gorgeous? I can’t believe that one lucky reader is going to have this in their own home! It’s made from wool, and 1.4×2.0m by 1.7×2.4m in size and worth $660. Gorgeous! Pop over to read the story behind this…

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The mum bag


I have a handbag. A nice one actually. I saved up and shouted myself a beautiful one earlier this year. It’s not fancy, but definitely better quality than the other fall-apart bags I’ve had in the past. It holds everything it needs to, and a little more. I have a special talent of carrying everything in the world in my handbag. {Note: That’s not a special talent at all really,…

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Fat Mum Slim Birthday Giveaway: Day One {over $1800 worth of goodies}


It’s really hard to believe, but my blog {this very one you’re now reading} turns seven this month. I can’t figure out if it feels longer or shorter than the seven years it is. Some days it feels like such a part of me that it might as well have been with me forever… and sometimes it feels like just yesterday I started it. But here I am anyway… seven…

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I don’t need saving


I wrote this post a while back, and never shared it. By a while back, I mean a month ago. Then I wrote this post instead. Anyways, I wanted to share both, so here’s this. I’ve been fat for pretty much most of life, besides a few crazy moments of being less-fat, but for the most part I’ve existed on this earth with a little more meat on my bones…

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Periscope for Bloggers: 11 fun-filled tips!


I don’t know if you’ve heard through the grapevine, but there’s a new kid in town, and she’s called Periscope. It comes to us from the team at Twitter. It’s like a live-streaming video app, because that’s exactly what it is. It’s a video that goes live to your followers as soon as you hit record. I love that it’s immediate, but it also freaks me out a bit. Ha!…

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Photo A Day Challenge // Week 29


Oh gosh, I know you’re just going to LOVE this artwork for the photo a day list. I just know it. It’s beautiful, and fun, and created by the clever Sarah Epstein. I’ve met so many talented designers this year so far {28 people!} and it’s made me really want to improve, and explore my creative skills. Sarah’s artwork has just stepped that up a notch. You can check out…

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Making time for me


Brought to you by Dermaveen. When is the last time you took time out for you? I want to share something with you, and it was a big moment for me. I find my 30s has been a lot about these moments of learning, which I like. The wrinkles that come with aging I could skip, but these life lessons I do like. Late last year I found a life/business…

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Quick and easy pork dumplings


I love dumplings more than is probably healthy. I’ve said that a few times here, and the love-affair is probably not going to end anytime soon. They’re so good. I made these ones at home, and I’m a bit embarrassed at how unattractive they turned out. The good news is that they tasted awesome, and that’s what matters. Ingredients 200g pork mince 1 cup finely chopped cabbage 2 spring onions,…

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Glad moments


Brought to you by Glad. If I asked you what makes you feel happy, glad, or awesome, what would you tell me? I can think of a whole heap of good things. Things like sleeping until my body wants to wake up, laughing til I cry, really good carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, cuddles from my kids and that look from my husband. Glad asked me to put together…

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We’re THAT family


I believe that there are little notes in computers in various places around the world, warning people of my family. No, I’m not having a moment of paranoia. I believe this is the truth. Those computers are sitting at the reception desk at the hotels we’ve visited. I swear they’d say, “PUT THAT FAMILY IN THE MOST SECLUDED ROOM OF THIS HOTEL. WARNING. NOISY FAMILY ALERT.” Traveling with kids is…

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