On Australia Day 2017, it will be 2 years, 4 months and 14 days since William was abducted. Police believe William could still be alive, he could be anywhere. To assist in the search for William, this age progression photograph of what he might look like now at age 5 was commissioned by The Sunday Telegraph and developed by Dr Susan Hayes of the University of Wollongong. Please save this image on your phone and if you see a child you think may be William, please make the call to Crime Stoppers immediately on 1800 333 000. #OneMillionReasons, #BringHimHome, #BringWilliamHome, #MakeTheCall, #WheresWilliam, #NowsTheTime
Miranda Devine wrote a column called: "Don't let you career make you a bad Mother" in which she basically said that women who care about their jobs are selfish, she says motherhood is under fire and that the pay gap isn't real oh and women are preferring to selfishly work and then HAVE IVF BY CHOICE. I had some things to say about that...
South Australians were breaking Instagram last night with an incredible sunset. Honestly, we have some of the most ah-mazing skies here! 🌅 Thank you @madeleinekate93 for your snap at Henley Beach and sharing via IG! #SeeSouthAustralia
“My name is William Tyrrell. I was 3 years-old, playing in my Nana’s garden wearing my favourite Spider Man suit when I was abducted at around 10:30am on Friday 12 September 2014. I was visiting my Nana who lived in Benaroon Drive in a little country town called Kendall on the mid-north coast of NSW, not very far from Port Macquarie. Were you traveling in the region that day? Did you see anything that may help Police find me? Have you overheard somebody talking about what happened to me? Somebody must have seen me. Somebody must know where I am. Somebody must know something. Are you that somebody? If you know anything at all, please, please call Crime Stoppers NOW and tell them what you know because you may be the somebody who can help police find me and bring me home.” There is a $1Million reward for information that leads police to William. That’s 1 Million reasons to make the call! Call Crime Stoppers NOW on 1800 333 000. #OneMillionReasons, #BringHimHome, #BringWilliamHome, #MakeTheCall, #WheresWilliam, #NowsTheTime
Bourke Street is renowned for being one of Australia's great musical breeding grounds. For the last few days it has fallen silent as we have all paid our respects. Today it has been decided that next week (date to be confirmed) all of the buskers that play on Bourke Street will pay their respects by playing for 10 HOURS STRAIGHT with all proceeds from the day to go to the Bourke Street fund to help the families of the victims. I am so proud to tell you that EnruobleM will be funding a CD that will have a song from each artist on it for people to buy on the day. I will livestream some of the day as well for those who can't make it and i will be there for the entire day. There will never have been so much talent assembled at once on Bourke Street and I can't think of a better cause...
If you guys could S-H-A~R-E the hell out of this to make more people aware that would be appreciated.
#loadfail About 7:08am on 8th February 2017, a 27year old male was stopped driving a Toyota Camry towing a box trailer upon Carlisle Ave Mt Druitt by Mt Druitt Highway Patrol in relation to the load issue. The male was issued with number infringements including exceeding load mass limit and tow vehicle with load causing instability.
You'll start work at 5.30am and finish at...... hang on we'll come back to this one.
You definitely get a lunch break, most of us like to take roughly 3 seconds to stuff kids left overs into our mouths on their way to the bin. Great for the waist line.. well..
Holidays? Of course you get holidays. Only you must work harder then usual, kids leave their routines at home, partners need to relax and "unwind" after all the hard work they did to pay for this trip. Have fun!!!
We believe health is the foundations of all good parenting, so if you are sick please take the time and consideration to pretend you're not. And continue holding the house together, for the greater health... of your family.
Mental health. We've found that a lot of new mums find this 20 year commitment daunting. We struggle to understand why, but if you do need some assistance in the mental health sector you are welcome to take it... just don't tell anyone.... we may have to resort to labelling you as someone who didn't take to mumming naturally, which may lead to the label 'not coping' which could then lead to the label 'lost the plot'
Your performance will be rated by the one thing you have little control over, your baby, child and partners behaviour in public.
Overtime? We don't like our mums to call it over time, we like them to call it 'family time' the time the family gets to present you with complaints while you are trying to shit or sleep or pay a bill on the internet.
Don't forget your new uniform. This ripped up top with spaghetti marks that you are pretty sure you mopped piss with last week and a pair of baggy stained undies with pubes sticking out of them.
Oh and one more thing, just prepare yourself for a bunch of royal fuck wits to ask you what you do all day.
And don't forget to be above all else... #blessed.
If you have any further queries, don't bother complaining. We will only label you ungrateful.
What happens when we put too much pressure on mothers?
Once after having 1 child I asked my dad how on earth my nanna did it with 11?
My dad responded that she wasn't given half the pressures I was.
She didn't have to go to the bank, the supermarket everyday, she wasn't expected to look a million bucks straight after birth and she never put pressure on her kids to have reached all of their miles stones by the age of 3 weeks, have the house clean and own a thermomix..
She just hung out with her kids and enjoyed them.
So how do we do it, with all of the pressure we are put under?
Well a lot of us don't actually enjoy our kids, we are only half present for them all of the time due to the constant pressure to have everything perfect.
To go to the gym, answer that email, pay that bill, cook that organic kale, blend it, get it into a patty so no one knows it's kale, get to the doctors.... The washing! Petrol in the car.... colour your god dam greys! Make the kids lunches cos if you order them again you will be JUDGED!
Meanwhile we are losing the time to be present the with our children, half listening to them, preoccupied, nodding along while our brains are thinking "fuck now Video Easy is taking legal action on that $12 fine"
Yesterday in a seminar we did an experiment, we partnered up and told a story, half way through the story our partners were ordered to stop listening. They looked away, yawned, preoccupied their minds, replied to an email while we were telling them something we believed interesting.
And guess how it made me feel? Boring, embarrassed for not being able to interest anyone, unworthy and insignificant.
Is that what this busy life is making my kids feel?
Today I woke up with a desire to take a deep breath and let it all go, I don't really care about the new blinds I had ordered or making the house decent so that my mates don't think I've lost the plot.
But I really care about my time with my kids and how they feel about themselves.
And I'm not going to let outside pressures and "Super mum" ideals take that away from me. 👊🏽👑