One day not too long ago..2 Australian mamas were sitting on a back deck, sipping wine.. and talking up all the oxygen available.. when the conversation turned to life lessons.. and what they thought were the ones that certainly and without doubt needed to be learned. The two teenage daughters of the 2 mamas were, in turn, amazed, amused, and repulsed, by the words of wisdom tumbling forth from the mamas' mouths. These are, in no particular order, those words.

Monday, September 13, 2010

not "hopless".

A note found by one of the 2 mamas on a rainy day outside a suburban shopping centre:

Plans to make friends with her:
1. spy on her and find out what she likes
2. write a mesege that will win her hart
3. give her my nuber (when I do 2)
HOPLESS.

To my little note-writing buddy: it is not hopless.  I hope she sees in you what we all see in that note.  Go for it. 
Be brave, display your courage, particularly when it comes to parenting your babies.  The world needs more brave parents right now.

Be grateful for every passing year that you do not need to take regular medication, because that time will come. 

Celebrate the changing of the season.  It is Mother Nature’s way of offering new experiences. (Although she could dial it back a bit for summer in Oz.  Just saying). 

Do not stress over events like Christmas.  They should not be times where you flip out, they are times for you and your family to celebrate whatever is important to you. 

The media is a toxic entity whose sole purpose is to speak to the lowest common denominator, particularly morning television. 

Never go on national TV without at least a shirt, good bra and proper shoes on.  UGG boots are not proper shoes. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

look after your back.. you will miss it when it is gone.

decorate to make yourself happy.. not to  impress occasional visitors.

it is ok to be the black sheep.

make something with your hands.

collect something.

there is a huge difference between strange.. and creepy.

spring clean something.. even if it is only your mind.

repurpose something.. and then use it.:)

paint your toenails.

blow some bubbles.

cleanse and moisturize.
 
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