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About myhousewifelifeblog

I am a nurse by trade, and a traditional "de facto" housewife by nature. Constantly seeking a more organised existence. I like to cook, sew and play my keyboard. I try to keep my house organised but I've not yet mastered this, and I am endeavouring to reach my image of ultimate organisation at home. I'm not sure if it's possible, but I'll give it a go.

Expectations: Why Are Such Supportive Women So Negative? – Why Social Media Isn’t Helping

Since having more time to myself I have found I have developed some bad habits I used to be so proud I didn’t have.  But, now I have more time on my hands, sitting around the house on maternity leave … Continue reading

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Pregnancy: Third Trimester

Although I’m not quite through the third trimester we are looking at induction soon, so I thought it was about time for me to wrap up this post, as I have been contemplating whether or not I would like to … Continue reading

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Pregnancy: The Impact of Body Image

Body image has always been an issue, especially for women.  As society projects an idea of what they they should look  like, putting added pressure on women to out-perform expectations.  This of course starts in the teenage years and sometimes … Continue reading

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Surviving the Silly Season: Managing Christmas Prep

I was sure I would keep our Christmas stresses to a minimum this year.  We aren’t hosting or having anyone over for Christmas this year, but instead we seem to have found ourselves contributing to two Christmas days, which of … Continue reading

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Planning a Tight Budget

As I’ve mentioned before I am planning to be off work next year on maternity leave.  Which means living off a third of my usual income, and managing on a little over half our usual income.  Planning this out has … Continue reading

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Invest Time, Not Money

Why don’t we see what we have right in front of us, before it’s all gone? As we look down the barrel of 10 months on a very limited income next year, and possibly something similar when I go back … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Files: Trimester 2

As promised I am documenting progress on trimester two. I have done a lot of reading and we have been in discussions about what we want to do about many things. I have come to realise there will always be … Continue reading

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