Look mum + dad I’m on the cover of Greater Sydney Living Magazine

Writing is therapeutic for an over thinker like me. My mum says it’s like reading my diary. Haha don’t be fooled mum there’s plenty I leave out. If you’ve ever read the book “Big Magic” that’s how words and ideas come to me. I can be driving along in the car and BAM the wordsRead more

Eagle View Escape (ing your children)

There’s something oh so bitter sweet about going away for the weekend sans children.  Of course initially there’s that huge pang of guilt. You watch the tears stream down their tiny faces as they wave goodbye. Those little arms that only moments earlier had grasped you so tightly it took both your mum and yourRead more

Rainy Days In Blue Mountains Spa Caves

I’m not sure when I fell a little less in love with the ocean and more in love with the mountains. …….

Love our locals- Elicia Symes, How mumma got her groove back

Movement is so critical to your physical, spiritual and mental well being. So is connection and conversation. They all make us feel good and who doesn’t love to feel good? I sure do. The birth of a child can often be followed by so many highs and lows, so many emotions as your newfound eating,Read more

A couple walks into a bar, in Penrith, no really – The night we met Mr Watkins

My husband is a “Grey Gums” kind of guy. If you are from Penrith you will know what that means. Any place that does not serve VB on tap is not his jam and that’s not because he is a “westie” it’s because he is resistant to change. My dad is the same kind ofRead more

The Village Penrith, Raising the Bar on Valentines Day

When it comes to dinner I’m kind of a last minute person. To be honest the words “What’s for dinner?” give me the sort of heart palpitations that lead to panic attacks. Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking but I can’t stand frozen meat or vegetables and even if I did “meal plan” itRead more

Love Our Locals. Sarah Ranson – More Than Skin Deep

The rise and rise and rise of the Mumtrepreneur is undoubtably one of my favourite things about Social Media today. I remember all too clearly the “sacrifices” I have made throughout my career as a working mum while trying to aspire to the “work/life balance” dream. For decades now companies have relied on celebrities toRead more

I’ve been to the Museum of Fire (on a primary school excursion)

I’ve been to The Museum of Fire. Most people who live in Penrith will say they have been to The Museum of Fire at least once. More than likely on a primary school excursion which for me turns out to be about 25 years ago. This gets me thinking. I’ve changed a lot in theRead more

Christmas in the Western Suburbs….When your house is lit

“Theirs are better than ours” OMG really? When did this even become a thing? What the actual f? She really just said that didn’t she? I try so hard to teach my children not to compare themselves to others. It’s not a competition, a beautiful and kind heart is all that really matters. But tryRead more

Love Our Locals. Amanda Jones- Gifts by Moo

Life is full of firsts. First times, first steps, first dates. So many milestones and achievements that need to be recognised and celebrated. First job, first home, first baby, first marriage because let’s be honest people these days often have more than one of those. I had a first this week also. I had aRead more