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Clothes maketh the (wo)man?

Here are pictures of Riley in pink looking and being Riley.  And there are pictures of Riley not in pink looking and being Riley.  They’re clothes, not a description of her preferences and personality.  Their function is not dependent on her gender! We’re getting to the stage where things outside of our little family unit...
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but I’m not photogenic…

Photogenic: A subject (generally a person) is photogenic if appearing aesthetically or physically attractive or appealing in photographs.  “But I’m not photogenic” you declare. I call bulls**t! This translates to ‘I’m not comfortable in my skin’ (and why are you judging your self worth on your appearance anyways?!?) Not liking how you look in photos is very...
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Losing weight is a sh!t new year’s resolution

With every intent to offend your sensibilities – please tell me you didn’t set the generic ‘to lose weight’ new year’s resolution?  Losing weight is a sh!t goal.  Strong is the new black. Fit and healthy are worthy ambitions but losing weight for weight loss sake is craptastic. Why do you want to lose weight?...
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On the success of others…

Do you have a few of those things that you’ve hated yourself for doing all your life and have wanted to change or maybe accept? As I reflect on my 40th birthday tomorrow (yup, 40 with a toddler – that was always my white picket fence dream… erm not…) As I reflect (oh – but...
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(not) Labelling gender challenge

So I challenge you to replace the words girl and boy in your vocabulary for a day with kid, or child or a gender neutral equivalent.  For extra bonus points, listen for it in others and either a) rephrase in your head or b) have a discussion on the impact it may have. (And why...
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Do you have the boy toy?

I uttered ‘arsehole’ under my breath today at McDonalds… (yep – the usual ban on most of McDonald’s fare is lifted on McHappy Day – if you purchase a Big Mac that is – although next year I think I’ll just donate or buy the socks.. How people eat that white confectionery bread and sugar...
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What not to buy for your new baby

I have a theory that people go back for more kids to average out the cost per child. 😛  There is also a lot of marketing out there that’s sole purpose is to make you feel guilty if you’ve not purchased the best (read: expensive) and many, many items for your darling new arrival and it’s...
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Wanted: common sense

So using my blog as therapy again…. Yay for school uniform policy changes in Vic but seriously cannot believe this topic is still controversial. Surely common sense dictates: here are all the items of clothing that make up our uniform, choose the bits you want to wear irrespective of gender. And let’s be honest, allowing...
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What I wish I knew on surviving baby sleep…

There are two pieces of advice I would share with new mums that allowed me to survive (I was going to say cope, but lets be honest, it’s survive) and to regain some semblance of sanity after having a baby… The caveat: I’m no expert and do not know your personal circumstance – take any...
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I believe…

I’m having a bad day and sometimes therapy is getting thoughts out of your head, through your finger tips and into the ether…   I believe gender stereo types limit all genders I believe gender/identity differs from sex/biology and its a spectrum, and you don’t get a choice I believe marriage between two consenting adults...
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