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  • This Girl
    Family Photography

    This Girl

    This is My Girl.  Oaks.  She’s 8. In the very short, 15 minute car ride home from a friend’s place last night, Oaks had these 3 corkers for me. Where did God come from…

    November 3, 2015
  • Family

    Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

        I’ve been away from my kids a couple of times.  I mean for longer than a sleep over at Granny’s.  This last time I was in Bali for a week with my…

    June 23, 2015
  • Tips to Keep Your Sanity While Solo Parenting

    Tips to Keep Your Sanity While Single Parenting

    Mr D is away for 3 weeks.  I’m a single parent.  If you’ve got kids, or you’ve ever had to look after someone else’s on your own, it’s a tough gig.My biggest battle is disciplining…

    March 19, 2015
  • Tokyo With Kids
    Family Travel

    Destination:  Tokyo – A Forty Up Guide

    Last December my little family & I boarded our Air Asia flight from Perth bound for Tokyo.  Twenty four hours, numerous bad meals, two pretty well behaved kids, not much sleep, but much excitement…

    February 15, 2015
  • Gift Grapevine Gorgeous Gifts

    Gift Grapevine – Guest Post

    A big thank you to the lovely Shannon for asking me to guest post here at Forty Up. I’m rather jealous that she is currently tearing up the slopes in Japan. I am a…

    December 28, 2014
  • Easy DIY costume for kids
    Family Lifestyle

    How to Make a No Sew Dinosaur Costume

    There are plenty of great Mums that are extremely crafty.  And arty.  And really great cooks/cake makers/cross stitchers, you name it. I am not one of these Mums.  Unfortunately. Unfortunately especially when your 7…

    September 2, 2014
  • Girls In Sport
    Family Lifestyle

    This Girl Is On Fire

    I learnt something this week & it’s something I’m a little ashamed of. I learnt that my about to be 7 year old daughter has no female sporting heroes, and it made me sad.…

    August 2, 2014