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As a Mum, do you get RDO’s?

December 26, 2011 Comments off

Of course not! Mothers, regardless of whether we are working outside the home or not rarely, if at all, get a day off.  I wrote the below back in 2008…


Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat, sore ear and feeling bleurgh. Hubby  was still home, hadn’t gone to work and I suddenly decided I need a well deserved RDO (rostered day off). Just one day where I didn’t have to think about washing, chores, driving to kinder, library, cook breakfast, lunch and dinner and the 1000 other things I do in the day. Luckily he agreed. I went back to bed, watched morning tv and slept… ahhh it was bliss.

That got me thinking. When was the last time I had ever had the chance to go back to bed and do nothing except read, watch telly or sleep? The last time I was ill. Even yesterday I was feeling bleurgh and used that as the ‘excuse’ for BM to stay home.

Is that fair? Nope. Will it ever change? Nope. It reminded me of that Brothers and Sisters epsiode where Kitty was looking after her step kids, they were ill. Then she fell ill herself but as she was the only adult there, she had to look after them. She called Nora (her mum) and complained. Nora told her to ‘suck it up’ as this was what motherhood was all about. Nora is right.

Even yesterday I still watched the clock, told hubby when to do what, cleaned the kitchen, checked the washing, still did stuff around the house. So I really didn’t completely rest. What mother does?

But. Then I think back to the first time LM said, “Mummy, I love you.” without being prompted – that was just a few days ago! And it is worth it. :)



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Things I Know I want for Christmas, Birthday or whenever

December 16, 2011 2 comments

It is end of an era for Things I Know. The lovely Shae has decided to stop hosting Things I Know. Aww… The good news is that an equally lovely Kellie from The Good, The Bad and The Unnecessary has stepped up to the plate and is taking over the hosting reins starting next week.

For now though, the Things I Know I want for Christmas, Birthday or whenever. My birthday is depressingly close to Christmas so I always included the Birthday wish list in with the Christmas.

First off, it would be nice to have the world a lovely place and everyone happy, no starving or abused children or adults. It would, wouldn’t it? So if someone can make that happen, please do but hey, since I like to dream big I want to share what else I would like. I hope you’ll indulge me.

1. KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Top of the list is a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, do not care what colour but any sitting on my bench would help my cooking and time in the kitchen so much. One day.

2. A set of Good Knives


For cooking people, for cooking. I am ashamed to admit that I don’t even know a good brand but I do know I need them.

3. iPad2

Surely you saw that one coming? Don’t think I need to explain why I want one. You guys get it.

4. Sponsorship to BlogHer 2012

BlogHer '12

BlogHer is an Amercian based women’s bloggers conference, it is pretty big and next year it is held in August in New York City. Some of the Aussie bloggers are planning an Aussie invasion, I would love help to get there so if you can… please contact me!

5. Help someone out

Okay so this isn’t something you can buy me but hey if you can buy a present to put under the Wishing Tree at Kmart or Target, or buy a present for someone from Oxfam or World Vision, or head to your local blood bank and give blood or if you are a blogger you can go over to Community Blogging where you can register your interest to get involved, then please do so.


Personally I believe in giving back and have done since I can remember. I don’t want to blow my own trumpet (so I won’t) but I have been involved in different charity organisations in different ways since I was a little tacker. The gift of giving and sharing your time is invaluable, if you could do this then I would be ever so grateful.

What do you know this week?


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It’s Over – the Reality of Baby Growing Up

March 24, 2011 7 comments

As you all know, I went to the Aussie Bloggers Conference on the weekend. If you have read my other posts you would know that I had a great time. That was until I come home.

I know there were a few people that had felt a bit flat the few  days after, some even got ill. Nicole from Planning with Kids got on national television the following day, I have no idea how she did that!

Me? Well, my baby decided he doesn’t need mummy’s milk anymore.

He is 19 months old so yes he is old enough to wean, but I wasn’t ready. No way.

Those of you that have been through this know what it is like. I am sad. I am flat. I am ill. I am sad.  And a tiny bit of me is regretting leaving him for 2 nights so he realised that he doesn’t need mummy’s milk.

Sensible me knows thats it’s ok but since Tiniest Man is my last baby, I am allowed a little time to grieve this.


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