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An eclectic husband, a 12 yo prodigy film maker Son and gifted "mad scientist" Daughter.

A mother's journey through the eccentric adventures of her Aussie family in Manhattan.

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The Mills Family live in Harlem, New York overlooking Central Park. The King, pictured above left, decreed it so.

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Quite the cast of characters.

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A Mother Life is about raising great people, then hanging on for dear life while they launch.

If We Must Have a Period, At Least let us Have Fun with It

By |July 16th, 2014

I’ve been waiting for these since I saw the kickstarter campaign way back in February. Period Panties, what a brilliant idea! (more…)

Everyone Wants a Piece of Me!

By |July 15th, 2014

Working out itineraries are hard! We’re headed home in the first week of August for the month and everyone wants a piece of us. (more…)

Big Banana Breakfast – Paleo Style

By |July 14th, 2014

I saw a recipe the other day, unfortunately I can’t remember where but  I wanted to make it. I love pancakes and being paleo (mostly) I don’t eat them anymore. (more…)

Grief, They Say it Gets Better But then……

By |July 9th, 2014

Yesterday was rough, one of those days where if you could just stay in bed and not interact with anyone then it would be the ideal thing to do. But that’s not how it works. I have responsibilities, I’m a parent and I was needed.  (more…)

NYC Pools-Strictly for Swimmers Only

By |July 3rd, 2014

The other day we decided to go to the pool. It didn’t go as smoothly as planned. Here’s what I wrote while baking OUTSIDE the pool. Consider this your PSA.: (more…)

10 Easy Steps to Being the Perfect Step Parent

By |June 30th, 2014

So you’ve found yourself the perfect partner. Congratulations, cos that’s a hard thing to do. You’ve dated, you’re compatible and you’ve decided to join together in Holy Matrimony (more…)

And then, just like that.. He graduated

By |June 24th, 2014

School, that place where children go for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for not enough weeks of the year as some would argue, to learn. (more…)

Scabs And Other Gross Things

By |June 17th, 2014

Sunday was a special day, yeah sure it was Father’s day and we all honoured those blokes who hang out with their kids and love them and do gross stuff with them, like teaching them all about fart jokes and putting worms on fishing hooks, but this post isn’t about that. (more…)

Bureaucracy at its Finest-A Tale of License Woes

By |June 16th, 2014

Getting a driving license can be a pain in the ass. Here’s a story I wrote for Live Work Travel USA. (more…)

Father’s Day or A Knight’s Tale?

By |June 15th, 2014

Having Father’s Day is June is something we’ve had to get used to over the years we’ve been here. In Australia it’s celebrated in September.