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  • Retired from corporate today. 
So many mixed emotions, but so much gratitude. 
Grateful for the last 7 years here and the friends I’ve made, grateful that I got over my own ego to take a look at Arbonne as it’s turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made, grateful to my amazing husband who has supported me, grateful for the time I’m going to have with my kids while they’re little, grateful for the side hustle business I have built up to get me to this place along my journey, and for the business I’ll continue to build from now on. 
Still can’t believe I’m retiring from corporate at 33. Pinch me. .
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#retirement #nomorecorporate #workfromhome #mumbosslife #kiwimumboss #kiwimumlife
  • Retired from corporate today.
    So many mixed emotions, but so much gratitude.
    Grateful for the last 7 years here and the friends I’ve made, grateful that I got over my own ego to take a look at Arbonne as it’s turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made, grateful to my amazing husband who has supported me, grateful for the time I’m going to have with my kids while they’re little, grateful for the side hustle business I have built up to get me to this place along my journey, and for the business I’ll continue to build from now on.
    Still can’t believe I’m retiring from corporate at 33. Pinch me. .
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    #retirement #nomorecorporate #workfromhome #mumbosslife #kiwimumboss #kiwimumlife
  • 147 35 29 August, 2018

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  • Got dragged up Kaukau by my Sister-wife. Thank goodness for her... a massive debrief, realigning our shared goals for March and getting our sweat on all in one morning.  Thats a win. 
#insertdeepquotehere
  • Got dragged up Kaukau by my Sister-wife. Thank goodness for her... a massive debrief, realigning our shared goals for March and getting our sweat on all in one morning. Thats a win.
    #insertdeepquotehere
  • 90 14 16 February, 2019

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  • Time spent at the beach is never wasted 😊
Mum life is busy. We all have an endless list of tasks to be done, washing to fold and snacks to be made. It can feel like there’s not much time left over for anything else.....
But taking the time to reconnect with nature each day can make a huge difference to our emotional wellbeing. Breathing the fresh air, getting our bodies moving, seeing something beautiful, being in contact with the earth. It can all help to calm and centre us.  And parenting from a place of calm makes everything flow more smoothly 💗
  • Time spent at the beach is never wasted 😊
    Mum life is busy. We all have an endless list of tasks to be done, washing to fold and snacks to be made. It can feel like there’s not much time left over for anything else.....
    But taking the time to reconnect with nature each day can make a huge difference to our emotional wellbeing. Breathing the fresh air, getting our bodies moving, seeing something beautiful, being in contact with the earth. It can all help to calm and centre us. And parenting from a place of calm makes everything flow more smoothly 💗
  • 10 1 7 hours ago

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  • Happy Monday everyone!!! #adf2019
  • Happy Monday everyone!!! #adf2019
  • 37 3 18 February, 2019

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  • Milas best friend goes by the name Roger. He’s extra long, has 4 (very short) legs and covered in fur. •
Roger loves to give her lots of kisses (especially after she’s eaten). •
When he’s not hanging out with Mila he is sleeping, hanging around the bottom of the highchair waiting for Mila to share her dinner or impatiently waiting for her to come home because Mama has taken her out (again!)
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These two are just so cute together 🐾✋🏻 •
xoxx
  • Milas best friend goes by the name Roger. He’s extra long, has 4 (very short) legs and covered in fur. •
    Roger loves to give her lots of kisses (especially after she’s eaten). •
    When he’s not hanging out with Mila he is sleeping, hanging around the bottom of the highchair waiting for Mila to share her dinner or impatiently waiting for her to come home because Mama has taken her out (again!)

    These two are just so cute together 🐾✋🏻 •
    xoxx
  • 57 5 18 February, 2019
  • Feeling pretty stoked with this years pear harvest 🍐It’s such a great feeling to grow your own anything. The feeling of self sufficiency, even if it’s only one crop, is so rewarding. And pretty addictive too!
These pears are from our eldest girls whenua (placenta) tree.  So she is super proud of how well it’s doing and how yummy “her” pears are 😊
  • Feeling pretty stoked with this years pear harvest 🍐It’s such a great feeling to grow your own anything. The feeling of self sufficiency, even if it’s only one crop, is so rewarding. And pretty addictive too!
    These pears are from our eldest girls whenua (placenta) tree. So she is super proud of how well it’s doing and how yummy “her” pears are 😊
  • 26 12 17 February, 2019
  • That concentration when she sees something new 😍
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Just discovering (and pulling petals off) the sunflower🌻I have grown from just a teeny seed - just like I did with Mila really
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Wish they did cute straw hats for wee bubbas - that would have finished this outfit off perfectly 💕
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xoxx
  • That concentration when she sees something new 😍

    Just discovering (and pulling petals off) the sunflower🌻I have grown from just a teeny seed - just like I did with Mila really

    Wish they did cute straw hats for wee bubbas - that would have finished this outfit off perfectly 💕

    xoxx
  • 60 9 17 February, 2019

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  • Got dragged up Kaukau by my Sister-wife. Thank goodness for her... a massive debrief, realigning our shared goals for March and getting our sweat on all in one morning.  Thats a win. 
#insertdeepquotehere
  • Got dragged up Kaukau by my Sister-wife. Thank goodness for her... a massive debrief, realigning our shared goals for March and getting our sweat on all in one morning. Thats a win.
    #insertdeepquotehere
  • 90 14 16 February, 2019
  • It's not really Art Deco Weekend until you kick off your shoes and wade into the Marine Parade fountain for a photo.

Check out all the fun in my instastories

#adf2019
  • It's not really Art Deco Weekend until you kick off your shoes and wade into the Marine Parade fountain for a photo.

    Check out all the fun in my instastories

    #adf2019
  • 46 1 16 February, 2019
  • So much to see at @the_extravaganza_fair this morning!
I’m so grateful that our weekends are free to do whatever we feel like doing. Often it’s just pottering around the garden or hanging at the beach as we love to keep life pretty low key and simple. But every now and then a trip to the fair is called for!
  • So much to see at @the_extravaganza_fair this morning!
    I’m so grateful that our weekends are free to do whatever we feel like doing. Often it’s just pottering around the garden or hanging at the beach as we love to keep life pretty low key and simple. But every now and then a trip to the fair is called for!
  • 27 3 16 February, 2019
  • @floriade_wellington has me obsessed with flowers ever since my first visit to Annwyn’s shop in Miramar! So obsessed, i ordered this gorgeous flower crown to wear to my 30th birthday party. .
Inspired by Annwyns dried flower room, and all the beauty & delightful scents that come from her flower shop, I have decided to try and dry my crown! Have you ever tried to dry flowers before? It seems easy, but I’m sure there’s a lot more to it than I know! 🌸
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#floriadewellington #flowercrown #driedflowers
  • @floriade_wellington has me obsessed with flowers ever since my first visit to Annwyn’s shop in Miramar! So obsessed, i ordered this gorgeous flower crown to wear to my 30th birthday party. .
    Inspired by Annwyns dried flower room, and all the beauty & delightful scents that come from her flower shop, I have decided to try and dry my crown! Have you ever tried to dry flowers before? It seems easy, but I’m sure there’s a lot more to it than I know! 🌸
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    #floriadewellington #flowercrown #driedflowers
  • 41 6 15 February, 2019
  • Welcoming Friday afternoon with open arms! ☀️
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It’s been such a hot mess kinda week over here with these beautiful boys of mine! The morning routine is so thrown off, and totally isn’t working for me. The evening preparations are okay, but it needs improvements. Two seperate drop offs before getting myself to work before 8:15am start is turning into me late to work almost every day, and it sucks. Mornings are just hectic.
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So I’ve acknowledged it, and I know we need to make a change. This weekend I have 100 things going on, and some important decisions to make. I feel like if I can reduce my mental clutter, I can focus on getting the routines done without distraction & with more efficiency. I’m about to #braindump all the thoughts and ideas that I’m carrying around in my head, that cloud my clarity, and work through each of them with intent.
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This may just be a routine that is always hard for me.. but I’m hoping that with some thoughtful changes we can make them more pleasant (and I can finish my morning coffee!). Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles with the kids morning routines!
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#lifeofamama #morningroutine #pavethewayforagoodday
  • Welcoming Friday afternoon with open arms! ☀️
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    It’s been such a hot mess kinda week over here with these beautiful boys of mine! The morning routine is so thrown off, and totally isn’t working for me. The evening preparations are okay, but it needs improvements. Two seperate drop offs before getting myself to work before 8:15am start is turning into me late to work almost every day, and it sucks. Mornings are just hectic.
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    So I’ve acknowledged it, and I know we need to make a change. This weekend I have 100 things going on, and some important decisions to make. I feel like if I can reduce my mental clutter, I can focus on getting the routines done without distraction & with more efficiency. I’m about to #braindump all the thoughts and ideas that I’m carrying around in my head, that cloud my clarity, and work through each of them with intent.
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    This may just be a routine that is always hard for me.. but I’m hoping that with some thoughtful changes we can make them more pleasant (and I can finish my morning coffee!). Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles with the kids morning routines!
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    #lifeofamama #morningroutine #pavethewayforagoodday
  • 51 14 15 February, 2019

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  • Watching Milas little face when she tries something for the first time or when she’s trying to figure out how something works it’s honestly so amazing to watch. That’s why I have been keeping some feelings I have had recently very quiet.
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I have started to really crave more interaction. On typical day the only person I actually talk to is Jordan after work. He’s tired from a busy and demanding job so the interaction can be pretty limited and we only end up having surface conversations. It’s hard when apart from Milas day there is nothing else for me to share or talk about.
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I haven’t wanted to voice how I have been feeling because I worry that people will take it the wrong way, I’m worried someone might think I don’t appreciate this time I have with Mila. This is in fact 100% incorrect. •
I have come from a job that requires me to always keep my brain going, I have to think quickly and often didn’t get time to slow down. I also got the chance to work with lots of people. The first few months of being a new parent I found extremely hard but we are coming to a stage where Mila is a little bit more independent and while it’s still hard work I’m finding myself feeling very lonely.
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I return back to full-time work in only 4 months..this in itself brings a whole new level of anxiety. I need to try to figure out how to parent, look after myself (e.g. returning back to the gym), be a wife and working full time. •
It’s such a weird feeling really, I love being home with Mila but feel lonely yet returning back to work makes me nervous and I can’t help but feel a little bit of Mum guilt that Mila will be going to daycare. •
I know it will all work out fine but I always share these truths because if I feel it someone else out there must be feeling it too. I want them to know it’s okay and they are not alone 💕
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xoxx
  • Watching Milas little face when she tries something for the first time or when she’s trying to figure out how something works it’s honestly so amazing to watch. That’s why I have been keeping some feelings I have had recently very quiet.

    I have started to really crave more interaction. On typical day the only person I actually talk to is Jordan after work. He’s tired from a busy and demanding job so the interaction can be pretty limited and we only end up having surface conversations. It’s hard when apart from Milas day there is nothing else for me to share or talk about.

    I haven’t wanted to voice how I have been feeling because I worry that people will take it the wrong way, I’m worried someone might think I don’t appreciate this time I have with Mila. This is in fact 100% incorrect. •
    I have come from a job that requires me to always keep my brain going, I have to think quickly and often didn’t get time to slow down. I also got the chance to work with lots of people. The first few months of being a new parent I found extremely hard but we are coming to a stage where Mila is a little bit more independent and while it’s still hard work I’m finding myself feeling very lonely.

    I return back to full-time work in only 4 months..this in itself brings a whole new level of anxiety. I need to try to figure out how to parent, look after myself (e.g. returning back to the gym), be a wife and working full time. •
    It’s such a weird feeling really, I love being home with Mila but feel lonely yet returning back to work makes me nervous and I can’t help but feel a little bit of Mum guilt that Mila will be going to daycare. •
    I know it will all work out fine but I always share these truths because if I feel it someone else out there must be feeling it too. I want them to know it’s okay and they are not alone 💕

    xoxx
  • 59 15 15 February, 2019
  • Our kids idea of a perfect salad👌
I am so loving all the fresh produce around at the moment! And I love getting creative with salad combinations and dressings and everything mixed together....but the kids love to be able to pick and choose what they want. And the more things they can pick up and eat with their hands the better 🙌
I love the advice from @revitalizeme_laurawarren on getting kids to eat healthy food- make them feel like they have a choice, when actually every choice is a good one 😉
I love that all this produce is either from our garden, our neighbours garden, or grown locally and naturally by the producers at our local farmers market. So whatever the kids do choose to eat from this salad is super nourishing for their little bodies 🍅🥑🥕🥬🌶🥒
  • Our kids idea of a perfect salad👌
    I am so loving all the fresh produce around at the moment! And I love getting creative with salad combinations and dressings and everything mixed together....but the kids love to be able to pick and choose what they want. And the more things they can pick up and eat with their hands the better 🙌
    I love the advice from @revitalizeme_laurawarren on getting kids to eat healthy food- make them feel like they have a choice, when actually every choice is a good one 😉
    I love that all this produce is either from our garden, our neighbours garden, or grown locally and naturally by the producers at our local farmers market. So whatever the kids do choose to eat from this salad is super nourishing for their little bodies 🍅🥑🥕🥬🌶🥒
  • 19 7 14 February, 2019
  • Chilling with my valentine over some coconut milk iced lattes ❤️
Quality time + quality coffee = happy wife 😊👌💏
  • Chilling with my valentine over some coconut milk iced lattes ❤️
    Quality time + quality coffee = happy wife 😊👌💏
  • 27 2 14 February, 2019
  • Psst.. It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow! ♥️
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And you know what the ultimate date would be? Definitely at @crocshake ! They even have a special deal on for the day of love - $25 for a croc shake and an hour long croc bike 🐊🥤🚲
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Show yourself some love tomorrow, and if you‘re feeling generous then take your special person along too! 😜👯‍♀️
#crocshakes #bemyvalentine #wellingtonian
  • Psst.. It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow! ♥️
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    And you know what the ultimate date would be? Definitely at @crocshake ! They even have a special deal on for the day of love - $25 for a croc shake and an hour long croc bike 🐊🥤🚲
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    Show yourself some love tomorrow, and if you‘re feeling generous then take your special person along too! 😜👯‍♀️
    #crocshakes #bemyvalentine #wellingtonian
  • 42 3 13 February, 2019

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  • “You don’t need to go to work today Daddy”
  • “You don’t need to go to work today Daddy”
  • 61 4 12 February, 2019
  • Super dooper proud of Mr 9's epic effort in his TRY-althlon today
  • Super dooper proud of Mr 9's epic effort in his TRY-althlon today
  • 34 1 12 February, 2019
  • Took some ‘Mama’ time today - just a little something I have always loved. Great skincare and makeup is a passion for me and has been for quite a while. •
Before having Mila i would rarely go a day without wearing makeup. Not because I feel I ‘need’ it but because I just bloody love it.
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Today I used Milas nap time to just play - get back to the basics and my goodness it was fun!!
  • Took some ‘Mama’ time today - just a little something I have always loved. Great skincare and makeup is a passion for me and has been for quite a while. •
    Before having Mila i would rarely go a day without wearing makeup. Not because I feel I ‘need’ it but because I just bloody love it.

    Today I used Milas nap time to just play - get back to the basics and my goodness it was fun!!
  • 88 11 12 February, 2019
  • No words.

When you were 1,147 in the queue and then a website error loses your place and puts you back at 32,127.

No @missionestate concert for me in 2020 😭
  • No words.

    When you were 1,147 in the queue and then a website error loses your place and puts you back at 32,127.

    No @missionestate concert for me in 2020 😭
  • 18 7 12 February, 2019