Dear Dax Shepard

I was really enjoying your podcast and I love the way you and your wife Kristen Bell portray your relationship. I think it’s great how open you are about your struggles and I was very excited to listen to the second episode with Ashton Kutcher. However, it was disappointing when I heard you talking about…

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I’m not an actress, I don’t want to play my part

Society expects us to play a particular role, to make particular choices. I don’t buy into those expectations. I’m not totally sure where I read or heard this, but it really made me think. All too often, women particularly are told we need to adhere to rules such as: Staying home with the kids Working…

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Holidays with special needs children

Sometimes things happen in life that surprises you. We’ve just returned home from a 1 week holiday to the Gold Coast. We were both really apprehensive about how our little boy would cope with the flight, the change in schedule, the new environments and probably most importantly, how we would feed him with all his…

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Things that cause stress

As a bit of a detour from my usual material, I wanted to share something I’ve been doing to reduce stress in my life. I absolutely LOVE cooking and always have, however, since having Ripley, and having to cater to his allergies and intolerances with such limited time, and budget, it’s become a huge chore….

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Coping with triggers

At 15 weeks pregnant, I’m counting the weeks that seem to be passing so quickly this time. I follow many amazing mamas and families on Instagram and while I am so pleased at their healthy babies, I am triggered every single time by the unbelievable reality that we faced with Ripley. As time passed, I…

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Jealousy, nervousness and fear

This post has been percolating for a while while I let the news settle in. On one hand, I wondered whether I should continue sharing my life, but if I don’t, then maybe I could have helped someone who needed it. My darling boy has been diagnosed with a disability, a developmental disorder. It is…

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Why does minimalism help?

Today I was reminded of why I began decluttering and examining my values and beliefs. All too often I notice mothers talking about feeling guilty about not getting housework done, worrying about ‘bad habits’ relating to where their baby or child sleeps or how they fall asleep. It is so easy to fall into a…

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Postnatal depression and anxiety week

I have found sharing my anxiety and worries really difficult with friends and family. This blog had helped a bit but I feel much more disconnected by writing about it than speaking about it. Last year about this time, I agreed to share my story with The Geelong Advertiser during Postnatal depression and anxiety week….

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Is life too much sometimes?

Life is hard, and beautiful. Sometimes the easiest way to make life more manageable is just to let go of things. Consider different commitments and beliefs you have about your life and choose some to let go. Perhaps you can do it as a trial, or maybe you are certain it no longer holds a…

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