Top web reads of September

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September was huge in the Hawker household. HUGE! The Bupa Blog Awards. The ProBlogger conference. A skiing trip. School holidays. My six-year-old's third foray into styling. Movie trips. Days at the park. Job interviews. Lots of stuff. Lots of events. Lots of nerves. And a bit of reading. ...

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The week my six-year-old was my stylist

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My daughter is a little fashionista. She constantly asks to choose my outfits. I have let her do so before, in January of this year and in August of last year. So after weeks (months) of saying, "Soon, soon," I had to let her at it again. Last ...

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The Fence – Meredith Jaffe (book review)

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I was in a bit of a book-reading funk earlier this year. I'm not sure what put me there. Perhaps I read a few stinkers in a row; perhaps I was in a funk myself, and therefore any task to which I turned my hand (or eyes) became funky by ...

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Top web reads of August

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August. Bendigo Writers Festival. Birthday parties. 100 days of prep celebration. School fundraising event. Writing course. Writing competitions. Writing opportunities. And even a job opportunity. Decisions, decisions. What else? Reading, of ...

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Why I blog

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Why do I blog? Why do I type my thoughts on a screen, then press publish and send them out into the wide, wide world of the world wide web? That's a big question. It's too hard to answer that question in that form. So I'm going to simplify ...

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O Australia Fair

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Image source (used with permission)   Australia O Australia The country fair In which a white man Took the lectern Faced a national audience And called for silence and respect To tell an innocent black man that he was not that ...

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Amazing Daddy – Rachel Bright (book review)

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Community service announcement: there are just two weeks and two days until Father's Day. (In Australia.) Earlier this week, I shared some of the presents we've already gotten my husband. (It's okay. No spoiler alert. He already knows.) But ...

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Father’s Day simplified

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This post is sponsored by Bright Star Kids. Last month, I asked my husband what he wanted for Father's Day. After careful deliberation, he turned to me and said one word. "Socks." I waited for him to elaborate, whether to add to the list of things ...

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Top web reads of July

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Bye July! I won't miss you. Don't get me wrong. We've had some fun this month. But I've been fighting this chest infection since June. I've had antibiotics. More than once. I've had bedrest. As much as I can. I've tried to take care of myself. ...

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Stepping milestones

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Today is an important day for me. It's not a birthday. It's not an anniversary. I don't have any exciting plans for today. I'm not launching anything. I don't have an announcement to make, a revelation to share or even a particularly brilliant ...

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